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KTSC Crocodiles Parent Guide

Joining the KSTC Crocodiles summer swim team! Our goal for the summer is to create a fun, competitive environment for our kids! The swim team is a great way for kids to be active, develop skills and make friends.

Participation and Schedules

Please communicate in advance any meets that you and your child are not available to attend. This helps the coaches plan the lineup for each meet and make sure the meets are planned out in advance of the start. Last-minute changes can significantly delay the start which then makes them end even later! Please e-mail the head coach or the team coordinator when you know you and your swimmer will not be available for a meet. This is especially important for championships! Entries are due a week in advance of the meet and there is a fee (paid by the team) for each entry.

Volunteers

In order for our team to be successful (and for meets to run smoothly and end at a reasonable time), we rely heavily on the participation of all parents. Due to the small size of the team, parents should be prepared to work all meets in which their child is participating. If your child is swimming or diving in the meet, a worker should be provided. If this presents a problem for your athlete, please discuss with the team coordinator.

We will be using Sign-up Genius to fill volunteer slots for each meet. This site will allow you to identify the meets that you & your swimmer/diver are available to attend. If you are unable to access the website through e-mail, please visit www.signupgenius.com and search for “KSTC Crocodiles Meet Availability”.

Some positions need no training at all. Others require specific training, which will be provided by the team. For most positions, there are two shifts, so you will only work for one half of the meet. Each of these positions helps us run a smooth meet and make it a great experience for both the athletes and the parents!

For all meets (home and away), the following volunteers are needed:

  • Timers (12-16 per meet): Attend the meeting shortly before the meet begins to obtain instructions, a stop watch and clipboard. There are two timers per lane per half.
  • Clerks of Course (8&U) (6 per meet): Gather and line up 8 & under swimmers for their individual events and relays. Guide them to the starting blocks for their start.
  • Clerks of Course (9-10) (6 per meet): Gather and line up 9-10 year old swimmers for their individual events and relays. Guide them to the starting blocks for their start.
  • Place Judges (4 per meet): At the finish line, record the finish order of the swimmers
  • Runners (2 per meet): Collect time records at the lanes and take them to the score table
  • Ribbons (4-6 per meet): Attach identifying stickers with swimmer and race info to each ribbon.
  • Stroke & Turn Judges* (4-8 per meet): Judge starts, turns, finishes, strokes and relay exchanges per PPSL rules. *Mandatory training for judges will be held on May 19, 2018 from 5:00-5:45 at the Madeira Swim Club for the swimming.
  • Scorer (1-2 per meet): Enter the results of each heat into the computer system to generate the score and print stickers for the ribbons. *Requires learning the meet software. We will host a training session prior to the first meet.
  • Diving Judge (2-3 per meet): Judge the quality of each diver’s dive.
    *Mandatory training is TBD but expect to be early June.

In addition to the above, the following volunteers are needed for home meets:

  • Concessions: (4-6 per meet): Sell food and drinks, cook on the grill
    Announcer/Starter (1-2 per meet): Uses megaphone and starter equipment to begin each race.
  • Meet Organizer (1-2 per meet): Helps with any issues that may arise and keep things running smoothly.
  • Scorer (1-2 per meet): Enter the results of each heat into the computer system to generate the score and print stickers or the ribbons. *Requires learning the meet software. We will host a training session prior to the first meet.

Practice

Practices are held Monday through Friday.

The KSTC Crocs are part of the Private Pool Swim League (PPSL) of Cincinnati. We compete with teams throughout the greater Cincinnati area. The meet schedule is attached to this document. Meets are conducted according to PPSL rules.

Meets

Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible each week to develop skills and build endurance.

As mentioned above, parents are required to volunteer part of their time to help run the meet. For home meets, in addition to volunteering, parents are asked to provide a baked good (can be store-bought) or other item for sale at the concessions. These concessions help minimize our swim team dues and support our swim club.

Please note: Parents are expected to provide supervision for their child at all meets.

Unless otherwise specified, meet start times are as follows:

  • Diving Warm-ups: Home team starts @ 3:00pm, Away team starts @ 3:30pm
  • Diving Competition: 4:00pm
  • Swimming Warm-ups: Home team starts @ 6:00pm (or immediately after completion of the diving competition), Away team starts @ 6:30pm
  • Swimming Competition: 7:00pm

Championships

In order to qualify for championships, each swimmer/diver must participate in at least two regular dual/tri meets. There are two PPSL championship meets, A and B. Swimmers/divers will only participate in one of the championship meets (not both), based on their performance throughout the season.

Equipment

This year, to help defray the costs of participation, we have set up a team website though Swimoutlet.com:

www.swimoutlet.com/KSTCcrocodiles

Please visit this site to order a team suit (black with green stripes/piping) and any other accessories your swimmer/diver will need. A team suit is NOT required, but is recommended. The suits available through Swim Outlet are much less expensive than the brand-name suits we have used in the past. Team swim caps and team t-shirts will be provided by the team. Each swimmer will need a swimsuit, goggles and a towel for practice. For meets, your child should wear the team suit, team swim cap and goggles. It is recommended that your swimmer bring several towels, dry clothes and even a sweatshirt (it can sometimes get pretty cool when the sun goes down). A spare pair of goggles is also recommended should the first pair break. Please write your child’s name on all their belongings!

Having fun is a major goal of the Crocs! Several social events are planned throughout the season and your participation is encouraged! See the schedule for events and times.

Social Events

A banquet will be held at the end of the season, after championships. Each family is asked to contribute a dish to share and the coaches will present awards to the swimmers and divers.

Thanks again for joining the KSTC Crocs! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the team coordinator:  crocodiles@kenwoodswimclub.com


Kenwood Crocodiles 2018 Schedule

(proposed schedule. will be confirmed.)

Sign-Up Day

It’s NOT TOO LATE to register to be on Swim Team. If you missed sign-up day, please use the form below and email it to register today.

Clinic

Tuesday-Thursday May 29  – 31st– Stroke Clinics and Early Season Practice

  • Swimming
    • 5:00 – 5:45PM – 11 & Up Practice
    • 5:45 – 6:15PM – 10 & Under Stroke Clinics
  • Diving
    • 5:00-5:30PM – 10 & under
    • 5:45-6:30PM – 11 & up
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Practice Schedule

  • Swimming
    • Monday – Friday Swim Practice
      (11 & Up 8:30-9:30am; 9-10 9:30-10:15am; 8 & Under 10:15-10:45am)
  • Diving
    • Monday – Friday Dive Practice (9:00-11:00am)
    • 8 & Under: 9am-9:30am or 10:30-11am
    • 9 & 10: 10:15-11am
    • 11 & Up: 9:30-10:30am

Swim Meet Schedule

  • Friday June 1 – First Practice
  • Thursday June 7 –  Home Swim Meet Vs. North Hills Swim Club (4:00PM Dive/7:00 PM Swim)
  • Saturday June 9 – 8 & Under Mini Meet @ Madeira Swim Club (9:00-10:30AM)
  • Thursday June 14 – Home Swim Meet Vs. Oak Hills Swim Club (4:00PM Dive/7:00 PM Swim)
  • Thursday June 21 – Away Swim Meet @ Mt. Lookout Swim Club
  • Saturday June 23 – 8 & Under Mini Meet @ Kenwood (vs. Madeira) (9:00-10:30AM)
  • Thursday June 28 – Away Swim Meet @ Anderson Hill Swim Club
  • Thursday July 5 – Home Swim Meet Vs. 3 Rivers Swim Club (4:00PM Dive/7:00 PM Swim)
  • Saturday July 7 – Diving “B” Finals @ Clifton Meadows
  • Monday July 9 – Swimming “B” Finals @ Madeira
  • Tuesday July 10 – Swimming “A” Prelims @ Keating Natatorium (St. Xavier HS)
  • Wednesday July 11 – Swimming “A” Finals @ Keating Natatorium (St. Xavier HS)
  • Thursday July 12 – Diving “A” Prelims @ North Hills Swim Club
  • Friday July 13 – Diving “A” Finals @ North Hills Swim Club
  • Sunday August 12 – End of Season Banquet

 

Unless otherwise specified, all Dive Meets start at 4:00pm and all Swim Meets start at 7:00pm.  Finals start times are TBD.


MEET OUR 2018 COACHES

Carey Becker

Head Coach – Carey will be returning to KSTC for her third year as the head coach of the Crocodiles. Carey began swimming for the Crocodiles when she was 9 years old. Carey graduated from Marietta College with a degree in Middle Childhood Education and currently teaches in Cincinnati Public School District.

Trish Roscoe

Diving Coach – Trish is a sophomore springboard and platform diver at University of Cincinnati, winning the Platform at American Athletic Conference Championships this season.   She has previous coaching experience in gymnastics and she is very excited for the season.

Liv Riggs

Assistant Coach – Liv began swimming when she was nine years old at the Kenwood Swim and Tennis Club. She is currently a swimmer for the Cincinnati Aquatic Club and Indian Hill High School where she is a sophomore. Liv is an Ohio High School State Meet Qualifier. Her best stroke is breaststroke. Liv loves coaching and is looking forward to another fantastic season of fast swimming and a lot of fun!

Bradley Wenker

Assistant Coach – Bradley was a 3 year member of the Crocodiles swim team graduating in 2017 as well as swimming for Indian Hill High School and Blue Ash YMCA.  Besides swimming Bradley built his leadership skills as a long time Boy Scout ultimately achieving Eagle Scout rank.  He is ecstatic to return to the pool deck this season as a coach.

 

Please contact crocodiles@kenwoodswimclub.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the pool!