All of our coaches are trained and certified in CPR, First Aid and have fulfilled Coaches Safety Training as mandated by USA Swimming. However, everyone around the pool including swimmers have a shared responsibility for safety.
Swimmer responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Swimmers must obey the rules of the pool facilities. These include no running on the pool deck and no diving in the shallow end of the pool.
- Swimmers must not enter the pool until their coach gives them permission to do so.
- No horseplay or roughhousing is allowed in the pool, on the pool deck or in the locker rooms.
For safety reasons, swimmers ages 12 and under should be dropped off and picked up on the pool deck. Parents or guardians should plan to walk their swimmers to and from the car to the pool deck. Victory Aquatics is not responsible for swimmers before they arrive at and after they have exited the pool deck venue.
All swimmers should be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the ending time of practice. Swimmers should wait on the pool deck by the exit gate until their parents arrive.
Swimmers should follow the directions of their coach and/or designated Meet Marshals or officials at swim meets.
Unless in a designated take-off lane, swimmers must enter the warm-up pool feet first.
If you see someone doing something unsafe or an unsafe situation, please notify a coach immediately.
The use of phone cameras or other digital cameras in the locker rooms or other changing areas is not allowed.
As a general guideline, when thunder is heard, a thunderstorm is close enough to threaten aquatic activities. Specifically, if thunder is heard, the thunderstorm is close enough to be dangerous. If thunder or lightning occurs during a swim practice, the coaches will instruct the swimmers to exit the pool. The pool will remain close for 60 minutes after the last thunder is heard. Coaches will decide of the appropriateness to replace pool training by dry land training.
The following is common sense information regarding swimmer belongings and valuables:
- Swimmers should not leave valuables in the locker rooms. Victory Aquatics will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
- During the rainy season, swimmers should leave their belongings in a protected area.
- Victory Aquatics is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes or scooters. Swimmers who ride bikes to workouts are not allowed to ride them on the pool deck. In addition, swimmers riding home after sundown are encouraged to use a safety light.
- Swimmers should put their name on all clothing and equipment.
- Swimmers should not bring valuables to meets where they may be unattended. The meet host is not responsible for lost or stolen items.