WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TALK WITH THE COACHES ABOUT MY SWIMMER’S PROGRESS?
Parents often have questions or concerns about their swimmer’s performance during practice at a meet, particularly at the beginning of the season. Our coaches will provide feedback to all swimmers throughout the season, specifically at meets while their swims are fresh in their minds. As the coaches need to give their full attention during practice, we ask that you refrain from such conversations during practice times. Instead, parents may e-mail the specific coach or drop a note in their folder at the guard's station. Please be sure to include your best contact information and a coach will get back to you within 24 hours to address your concern.
Some guidelines to follow in your discussions with coaches:
It is appropriate to discuss:
Ways to help your swimmer improve
How your swimmer is feeling physically and mentally
Concerns about your swimmer’s behavior
Injuries your swimmer may incur
It is not appropriate to discuss:
- Other swimmers
- Meet sheet decisions
Please do not attempt to confront a coach during or immediately after a swim meet. These can be emotional times for parents, coaches and swimmers. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution.