Team Requirements

What You'll Need For Success

Required Equipment

Swimmers are required to bring the following equipment with them to every practice:

  • SwimtrunksBrief style bathing suit (no jammers, no drag suits)
  • GogglesGoggles
  • FinisSnorkFinis Snorkel (can be purchased online at www.swimoutlet.com)
  • KickstickKick Stick (3/4″ PVC piping cut to a length of 24 inches, can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe’s)
  • WaterWater bottle (filled with 50% water 50% glucose solution (i.e., Gatorade)
  • PullBuoysPull buoy (brand doesn’t matter, can be single or two-piece buoy)
  • FinsFloating Fins (suggested brands: Bettertimes Floating Fins, Finis Floating Fins, or ClubSwim Floating Fins)
  • HandpaddlesFINIS Agility Hand Paddles
  • candle                             Small votive candle (typically 2″ – 2 1/4″)
  • Fitness-BandsFitness bands for shoulder work (see diagram)
Proper Use of Arm Bands
These simple exercises should be done EVERYDAY in the morning or 1-2 hours prior to practice. They help strengthen and stabilize shoulders and can be an effective deterrent to common ailments associated with competitive swimming. The objective is not to expend maximum energy. The objective is to use moderate resistance to help build and keep important muscle groups engaged. Click here to download a printable pdf file.

Excercises-Layout

National Anthem

It’s a Seaholm tradition to sing the National Anthem at meets (first verse).

Varsity Letter Requirements

Swimming*

1)  Attend and actively participate in 90% of all practices, and
2)  Attend and actively participate in 100% of all meets (those for which you qualify), and
3)  Finish 5th place or better in at least 1 individual event at every dual meet,  or
3)  Finish 3rd place or better in at least 1 relay event at every dual meet, or
3)  Score points in at least 1 individual event at the OAA Division Championship Meet, or
3)  Score points in at least 1 relay event at the OAA Division Championship Meet, or
3)  Compete at the MHSAA Division 2 State Championship Meet in at least 1 individual event, or
3)  Compete at the MHSAA Division 2 State Championship Meet in at least 1 relay event.

*The coaching staff reserves the right to take into consideration extenuating circumstances such as illness or injury when applying these standards.  Seniors in good standing that have competed for the team for 4 years and have met the meet and practice attendance criteria (and not the other criteria) will be considered for a varsity letter.

Diving

TBA

Code of Honor

Team members are expected to know the Code of Honor and may be called upon at practice to recite it.  Whether or not they can do so correctly will impact the remainder of practice.