Program Philosophy & Motivation
- Expect more of yourself everyday.
- Embrace challenges in practice and competition.
- Be a positive, reliable, trustworthy, and supportive teammate.
- Be a positive role model for the younger members of the swimming program and general community.
- Long-term hard work and dedication are rewarded.
- You get out what you put in.
- The goal is always to make the final swim of the season the fastest. Train and prepare with this focus of objective.
- The Coaching Staff is here to offer advice, support and opportunity - your level of performance is determined by how you take advantage of this.
- Athletics teach life lessons....some good....some bad....
- Mistakes will happen…It is how you respond and move forward from mistakes that define character.
- As per Ken-Ton Athletic Department and Niagara Frontier League policy - YOU MUST BE PASSING A MINIMUM OF FOUR (4) CORE ACADEMIC CLASSES AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE ON OUR TEAM.
- The Coaching Staff expects that you will continue to perform in the classroom at this level throughout the season.
- If your academic performance does not meet expectations your ability to participate all team activities will be re-evaluated.
- The Coaching Staff believes that attendance in school is critical for academic achievement, just as attendance at practice is critical for athletic performance.
- If your attendance record does not meet the expectations, you will not be able to participate team activities. Your attendance is monitored.
- If you do not fulfill this requirement you will NOT be allowed to practice for the day. If you are not able to practice as a result of daily attendance violations, you may not be eligible to participate in the next swim meet.
- As per Ken-Ton School District policy - YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES OR COMPETITION IF YOU HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL (INCLUDING OUT OF SCHOOL, AND IN-SCHOOL)
- If you are suspended you are not eligible to return to team activities until you return to class.
Physical Education Requirement
- As per KE-KW Swimming & Diving Team Policy - YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BE AT PRACTICE WITH A POSITIVE AND SUPPORTIVE ATTITUDE ON A DAILY BASIS.
- Dentist appointments, hair appointments, vacations, non-school related functions are NOT valid reasons to miss practice. Please plan ahead.
- It is your responsiblity to discuss conflicts with another school committment and/or emergencies with one of the coaches ahead of time.
- As per KE-KW Swimming & Diving Team Policy - IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PRACTICE OR MUST LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY DUE TO AN ILLNESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE COACHING STAFF OFFERING NOTIFICATION.
- Please do your best to email or call the Coaching Staff prior to the start of practice and as early as possible when there is a swim meet to allow practice plans and meet line ups to be modified.
- As per KE-KW Swimming & Diving Team Policy - IF YOUR ARE OUT OF PRACTICE/MEETS FOR MEDICAL REASONS FOR MORE THAN 5 DAYS YOU MUST COMPLETE A NEW UPDATE FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE NURSE.
- As per KE-KW Swimming & Diving Team Policy - IF YOU ARE INJURED YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICES AND SWIM MEETS.
- The Coaching Staff and District Athletic Trainers will modify your practice, help to facilitate rehab or keep you out of the practice if medically necessary.
- If you do NOT fulfill these requirements you will be deemed to have an illegal absence from practice and will NOT be able to participate in the next meet. Repeat offenses may result in further consequences that may range from additional swim meets missed to dismissal from the team.
- As per Ken-Ton Athletic Department policy - YOU MUST RIDE THE BUS TO ALL AWAY COMPETITIONS.
- Only Mr. Greco (KE) OR Mr. Hafner (KW) Assistant Principals, may grant you special permission to ride with your parents to a competition in extreme circumstances.
- As per Ken-Ton Athletic Department policy – all athletes ride the bus home from away contests too. If your parent wants to take you home, they must contact a coach before you leave.
District Sportsmanship Policy & Code of Conduct- click here