Additional Information

Parent Expectations

Swimmers age 10 and under are required to have a parent at practice.

Parents may watch practice in the spectator stands upstairs.

  • Non-swimmers will not be allowed on the benches downstairs (this is distracting for the swimmers and disruptive to the coaches).

Trust the Coach

  • Avoid giving your child instructions during practice and swim meets.
  • Our goal is to provide each swimmer with what they need to reach their own potential.
  • If you disagree with a coaching decision, you can discuss that in private after the meet or after practice.

Support your child and the team in a positive manner.

  • Cheer for your child and the team, not against the opposing swimmer or team.
  • Offensive language and profanity is prohibited during practice and swim events.
  • Stress goals and improving times, not beating other swimmers.
  • Praise your swimmers for improving their skills no matter the outcome of a swim event.
  • Show appreciation by recognizing a great swim by any swimmer.

Bring your swimmer to practice on time, ready to swim. Swimmers should have goggles, swimsuit, and towel. We recommend bringing at least 2 pairs of goggles.

Register your swimmer for the meets on time.

Bring your swimmer to meets on time.

Swimmer Code of Conduct

Arrive at practice on time and ready to swim. That means: you should have your goggles, swimsuit, and towel—please do not ask to borrow these from the coaches. We recommend bringing at least 2 pairs of goggles.

  • Check In Procedure
    The team roster will be at the table as you enter the Natatorium. When you arrive, find your name on the list and place a check mark in the column for that day.
  • Trust the coach and understand there is a clear developmental progression to success. If you have an issue with the coach, you may address that AFTER PRACTICE, not during practice.
  • Have a positive attitude toward coaches and team mates.
  • Offensive language and profanity is prohibited during practice and swim events.
  • Swim fins are for use in the pool only (no walking on the deck in swim fins).
  • Respect the facility. Take care of the equipment, you use and put it back in the proper place at the end of practice

Refund Policy 2018

  • Full refund of Farmers Branch Bull Sharks swim team registration fees available through May 16th. Refunds must be requested in writing prior to May 16th. Any Farmers Branch Bull Sharks board member may accept a written refund request.
  • 50% refund of swimmer’s registration fees available May 17th through June 3rd. Refunds must be requested in writing prior to June 3rd. Any board member may accept a written refund request
  • No refunds will be issued after June 3rd