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Q & A

Q: Do we have to members of the country club?

A: Yes, you have to be at least a social member

Q: Can we try swim team before getting charged?

A: You can try swim team but after a week of practice you will be charged a non refundable $50 if you decide not to continue. You will also be charged for shirts.

Q: How do we communicate with the parents?

A: We communicate with parents via the following means:

E-mail, Website, Remind and Facebook.

Be sure we have a current e-mail address for your family, and that you have joined the Remind Class and/or follow us on Facebook.

Q: Is Fair Oaks pool yards or meters?

A: It is meters but some pools we swim at including Championship is yards.

Q: Do I have to purchase a team swimsuit? Where can I buy the team suit?

A. Yes, team suits are encouraged to promote team unity. Speedo team suits and other equipment are available for purchase at Swim Freak, our team and MSSL sponsor,  located 10350 Bandera Rd San Antonio, TX 78250

Q: How often are swim practices held?

A: Practices are held Monday through Thursday in the evenings during school and five days a week starting in summer, Monday through Friday at the FORCC pool. We do not require swimmers to attend every practice. However, the more time your swimmer spends at practice, the more improvements he/she will see.

Q: What equipment will my swimmer need for practice?

A: During practice, it is important for all swimmers to have the following items:

Competition style suit, NO two pieces (preferably a practice suit, not the team suit)

Swim cap

Goggles

Fins are required on Fridays

Please LABEL all your equipment.

Q: What if my swimmer doesn't know all the strokes?

A: If your child does not know the strokes, do not worry! Our highly experienced coaches will teach them the proper techniques, build confidence and train them to be great swimmers. Some swimmers may need to schedule private lessons to meet these requirements.

Q: Do you offer private lessons?

A: Lesson info can be found here

Q. It's raining. Will practice/meets be cancelled?

A. Practice will not be cancelled due to rain alone. However, safety is our first priority. At the first sign of thunder or lightning, the pool will be cleared for 30 minutes. The clock will start over at each subsequent instance of thunder/lightning. The decision to cancel practice will be made by the head coach based on the current conditions as well as the forecast and will be communicated via an email blast to the team.

Q: What time do swim meets start?

A: The start time for swim meets can vary and are subject to change. However, they typically begin around 5:00pm. You will receive an email a day or two before each meet with the timeline and other info. Check-in times for our meets are often around 4:00. Always check your email to verify the timeline for any specific meet.

Q: What do I do when I arrive at a meet?

A: The first thing you should do upon arrival at any meet is check in with each of your swimmers' tent parents to let them know your swimmers are present at the meet. If you are volunteering, you will need to check in at the volunteer station prior to your shift.

Q. What should I bring to a meet?

A. Here is a list of items you may want to bring to swim meets:

Swim cap

Goggles (its a good idea to bring back up and invest in a good pair)

Team swim suit

2 Towels

Sunscreen

Activities to entertain your swimmer between events. It is a good idea to bring items that the swimmers can play with together.

Heat sheet and highlighter

Chairs for your family and a tent for shade

Q. How long do meets last?

A. You should plan on attending meets from 4:00 pm to approximately 9:30 pm on Mondays. Some meets will finish earlier, some later. If you need to leave early, please check your swimmer out with one of our coaches. DO NOT leave without checking out.

Q. What are heat sheets? Where do I find them? What about meet results?

A. Heat sheets are a timeline of all events for all swimmers in the meet. You can use the heat sheet to determine which event, heat and lane your child will swim. If we get them early, heat sheets will be emailed before the meet and uploaded to the Meet Info page of our website. It's a good idea to print heat sheets before the meet and highlight your swimmers' events. Please use the heat sheet for tic tac toe.

Q. What is tic tac toe?

Q. Does my swimmer have to attend every meet?

A. Swimmers are encouraged but not required to attend all meets. The more meets they attend the better their chances for our team score at the Championship meet. See more info below.

Q. How do I sign up for a meet?

A. You must declare your swimmer for each swim meet they will attend through the Schedules page of our website. If you know you will not be attending a meet, please indicate that as well.

Q: Do I have to volunteer at the swim meets?

A: Yes. Parent volunteers are vital to our swim team. We could not operate without the generous work of parent volunteers. For this reason, we require every family to volunteer. You will receive an email when volunteer sign-up is open for the meets. Please check the website regularly as additional volunteer opportunities become available throughout the season.

Q. How do I sign up to volunteer?

A. You can sign up for all volunteer positions on the Schedule page under Meets on our website. Find the meet for which you would like to volunteer and click on Job Sign-Up, then Sign Up for Jobs. Select the volunteer position you would like and save assignments.

Q: When I volunteer at a meet, what time do shift 1 and shift 2 occur?

A: The first shift begins at the start of the meet. There will be an announcement calling all first shift volunteers approximately 15 minutes before the first event of the meet. Listen for the announcement so you will know when and where to report for your assignment. There is usually an announcement mid-way through the meet.  We do not recommend volunteering for the second half if you might want to leave early.

Q. Where do my swimmers get their meet ribbons?

A: Ribbons will be filed in the file folder under Family Last Name, which you can find on a table during practice. Ribbons are given to the top 6 swimmers during meets.

Q: Does everyone make it to the Championship meet?

A: YES!  In the Maverick Summer Swim League EVERY swimmer can participate in the Division Championship Meet!  There are no pre-qualifying time requirements.

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