Team RequirementsWhat You'll Need For Success
Swimmers are required to bring the following equipment with them to every practice:
- Brief style bathing suit (no jammers, no drag suits)
- Finis Snorkel (can be purchased online at www.swimoutlet.com)
- Kick Stick (3/4″ PVC piping cut to a length of 24 inches, can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe’s)
- Pair of old, clean tennis shoes (to be used in the pool)
- Water bottle (filled with 50% water 50% glucose solution (i.e., Gatorade)
- Pull buoy (brand doesn’t matter, can be single or two-piece buoy)
- Floating Fins (suggested brands: Bettertimes Floating Fins, Finis Floating Fins, or ClubSwim Floating Fins)
- FINIS Agility Hand Paddles
- Small votive candle (typically 2″ – 2 1/4″)
- Fitness 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.
It’s a Seaholm tradition to sing the National Anthem at meets (first verse).
Varsity Letter Requirements
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.
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.