The NCR Swim Team Board of Directors and the Coaching Staff hold a special Parent Meeting that is mandatory for all parents to attend. This is held on pool grounds (usually under the canopy). Notification for this event is sent out via email (be sure to get on the email list!) the week before the meeting, and will now be included in the NC Pool Newsletter sent to all member homes in mid-March. The meeting takes usually no more than an hour.
We go over the current schedule for the year, coaching staff, other events expected and their dates, rule changes, any swim suit changes, parental responsibilities and finances for the previous and coming year.
At least one parent from every swimmer family is expected to attend, and we'll open the floor for questions during the meeting. An agenda will be provided, both before and during the meeting.
Coaches need a basic idea of who can do what and in what times in actual competition. Time Trials (held on the Saturday prior to our first dual meet at NC Pool) are held to determine that. We have an actual dress rehearsal of what a meet is like, complete with full set-up (minus the concessions), starter, officials, timers. There are no awards or ribbons given out at the meet. We start at 8:30 am (usual meet time on Saturdays) and run through all the individual events (Fly, Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Individual Medley) but no relays. Meet generally is done by 10:30 or 1100 am. Time Trials are held rain or shine.