Swim Team Registration Agreement
This Dekalb Aquatics Swim Team Registration Agreement is between Dekalb Aquatics (“DAQ”) and the
Parent/ Guardian identified below.
Parent’s/Guardian’s Full Name
City, State, Zip Code
Home Phone Cellular Phone
Work Phone Monthly Fee $
Swimmer’s First Name Middle Initial Last Name
Male/Female Date of Birth Age
Name of School Grade
Level or Category Term: 9/1/11-3/31/12
The Agreement will become effective when signed. Once the Agreement is signed, it may be terminated
before the end of the Term if either party fails to comply with a material term or condition of the
Agreement and does not remedy the failure within thirty (30) days of receiving written notice (the “Cure
This Agreement consists of this Signature Page, Exhibit “A” Terms and Conditions, and Exhibit “B” Swim
Team Guidelines. As of the beginning of the Term, this Agreement will supersede all prior agreements
between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. No supplement, modification, or
amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by authorized representatives
of both parties.
I have read, understand and agree to these terms.
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Terms and Conditions
Fees 2. I hereby agree on behalf of myself and
1. I understand that the entire monthly fee is Swimmer to waive, release, and forever discharge
due and payable by the 10 of each month. Dues DAQ and any and all affiliated organizations or
will not be prorated if the Swimmer does not companies, their directors, officers, shareholders,
participate in the instructional sessions provided by employees, agents, sponsors, vendors, instructors,
DAQ. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed to coaches, supervisors and representatives, including
payments made after the 10 of each month. NSF volunteers (collectively “Releasees”), from any and
checks will be assessed an additional fee of $10.00 all rights, responsibilities, liabilities, losses,
for a total late fee of $35.00. All outstanding fees damages, expenses, and costs which may be
must be paid in full by the end of the month or asserted by me or the Swimmer, or on behalf of the
Swimmer will not be allowed to swim until the Swimmer, arising from or relating to participation in
account is paid in full. DAQ activities. I hereby agree to indemnify, defend
and hold harmless Releasees from any and all
2. The monthly fee does not include costs for liabilities, injuries, damages, lawsuits, costs
uniforms, accessories, meet fees, transportation, (including attorneys’ fees) and claims, including
lodging, meals, and incidentals. These additional negligence, which may be asserted arising from or
fees are due and payable upon request. relating to my participation or the Swimmer’s
participation in DAQ activities.
3. Swimmers who sign up for meets are
obligated to pay the meet fee, whether they 3. I hereby grant DAQ permission to seek
participate or not. medical treatment for Swimmer in the event of an
injury or emergency.
4. All Swimmers must be picked up within 15
minutes after practice ends. A $20.00 late charge 4. I acknowledge that DAQ is not responsible
will incur if swimmer is picked up after 8:45 p.m. for who picks up the Swimmer from DAQ activities.
and $1/minute after 8:45 p.m.
5. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to
5. I agree to participate in DAQ fundraising participation in a DAQ activity including
activities. I understand that such efforts and any transportation to and from the activities.
donations help to maintain staff and equipment and
support the cost of DAQ programs. 6. I authorize and give my full consent to DAQ
to use the Swimmer’s name, voice, sound, likeness,
Legal Terms and/or similar characteristics in any form or medium
1. I certify that the Swimmer is in good health for the purpose of promoting and marketing its
and able to participate in DAQ activities. I hereby activities with third parties, any highlights, or for
acknowledge that, as with all sports, there is a risk sale, without limitations, reservation or further prior
of personal injury involved in swimming. I further written consent.
acknowledge that all activities, exercises, and
courses of instruction provided by DAQ are taken at 7. I agree that DAQ will not be held
the Swimmer’s own risk. Participation in a DAQ responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
activity may cause physical strain and possible
muscle soreness. If the Swimmer’s physician has 8. I understand that Swimmers may not
recommended that the Swimmer avoid strenuous engage in any drug or alcohol use or any physical
activity or limit activity in any way, or if the Swimmer fighting. Such activity will be grounds for immediate
has any medical or coronary history that may be suspension of the Swimmer from DAQ activities,
aggravated by the physical activities of DAQ and expulsion from the DAQ program at the
activities, that it is my responsibility to determine discretion of DAQ.
with the Swimmer’s physician whether the Swimmer
may participate in any given DAQ activity.
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Swim Team Guidelines
DAQ is a professional swim team and each participant is expected to represent the organization and
themselves accordingly at all times. These Swim Team Guidelines while not intended to be
comprehensive or to address all possible situations, do contain governing principles that all participants in
the activities of DAQ must demonstrate and uphold. DAQ reserves the right to establish additional
guidelines as necessary.
GENERAL BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES FOR SWIMMERS AND PARENTS
Competitive swimming programs provide many benefits to young athletes including self-discipline, good
sportsmanship, and time management skills. Competition allows the swimmer to experience success and
to learn how to treat success and failure as two sides of the same coin, while becoming healthy and
physically fit. It is your responsibility, as a Parent/Guardian, to provide a stable, loving, and supportive
environment that is conducive to encouraging your child to continue to participate. You can show your
interest by ensuring your child’s attendance at practices, by coming to swim meets, or by participating in
fundraising and other DAQ activities.
It is important for you to remember that your child is the swimmer. Avoid imposing your standards and
goals; instead, allow them to establish their own goals and make progress towards them at their own
pace. Avoid overburdening your child with winning or achieving best times and ask only that they give
their best effort. An important part of the swimming experience is the chance for the swimmers to learn
about themselves. The swimming environment encourages learning and fun, which will help your child to
develop a positive self-image.
STANDARD BEHAVIORIAL GUIDELINES
DAQ Coaching Staff are professionals and Parents/Guardians and Swimmers must treat them as
professionals and respect their decisions at all times. Failure to do so may result in suspension.
Parents/Guardians and Swimmers should set up an appointment to discuss general matters. Please do
NOT contact the Coaching Staff before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m., without an appointment, to discuss
Each Swimmer must participate in all team fundraising activities.
Each Swimmer must submit a photocopy of their school report cards to the appropriate coaching staff
within 3 days of receipt.
Parents/Guardians and Swimmers must promote good sportsmanship by setting an example and by
helping others to do likewise. DAQ swimmers win gracefully, lose graciously, and congratulate
opponents under either circumstance.
Parents/Guardians and Swimmers must maintain open and honest communication among DAQ
participants. We reach our common goal by working together.
Parents/Guardians and Swimmers must refrain from illegal or inappropriate behavior that detracts from a
positive team image or performance objectives. If at any time the coaching staff believes that a swimmer
is behaving in a manner that is disruptive to the team, the swimmer may be suspended. The suspension
may be appealed through the Disciplinary Committee.
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Host Facilities, i.e., Agnes Scott and Bransby YMCA Samuel L. Jones, and Emory must be respected at
all times! Please adhere to the following rules:
Access to the building is granted to the swimming facilities and stands ONLY. All other areas are strictly
off limits (e.g., lounge area, lobby, work-out equipment, phones) Running in the halls, destruction of any
property, loud and boisterous behavior, is prohibited.
Assist the coaches in conducting effective practices by ensuring swimmers arrive and leave on time, and
bring the proper equipment for their respectively scheduled practices – NO EXCEPTIONS. Enter through
the locker room only – please DO NOT use the emergency doors to enter or exit.
All Swimmers must be picked up within 15 minutes after practice ends. A $20.00 late charge will incur for
swimmers picked up after 8:45 p.m. and $1/minute after 8:45 p.m.
Only Swimmers and Coaches are allowed on the pool deck at any time. All others are expressly
prohibited at all times. ALL swimmers and coaches must be off the pool deck by 8:30 p.m., on Monday –
Thursday; 7:30 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
No food on pool deck at any time.
Park ONLY in the Tennis Lot or the Parking Deck and only in legal parking spaces. DO NOT block the
street by idling or standing and waiting for swimmers to exit.
SWIM MEET PROTOCOLS
A Meet Sign-Up Sheet is posted one month prior to each meet. (Maps are distributed one week before
the meet date.) Parents/Guardians must sign Swimmers up for swim meets. Meet fees are incurred at
the time of sign-up. No changes will be made once the information has been submitted to the host team.
You must sign up online.
Each Swimmer is responsible for knowing which events he/she is swimming and for arriving on time for
check-in and being ready to swim.
Parents/Guardians must notify the coaching staff by phone immediately if a Swimmer is unable to attend
a meet due to illness or emergency.
Parents/Guardians must accompany their Swimmer to all swim meets unless the Parents/Guardians
provide prior written notification that other Parents/Guardians are in charge, or that the Swimmer is
Each Swimmer must complete all of his/her events before leaving the meet and must not leave the meet
under any circumstances without the Coach’s permission.
Each Swimmer must wear Nike outfitting exclusively at all local, regional, national, and international
competitions in accordance with the team sponsorship agreement with Nike, Inc. This includes team
caps, suits, warm-ups, bags, etc. (Swim suit orders may be placed by calling 770-479-9655. Please
specifically request the “DeKalb Aquatics” uniform).
Each Swimmer must remember that while wearing the DAQ uniform, his/her actions, words, and deeds
reflect upon the entire team, so each Swimmer should conduct themselves in a manner that reflects self-
respect, professionalism, and pride for DAQ.
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Respect the integrity of swim officials by assuming decisions are based on honest, objective evaluations
of performance. Only coaches may approach meet officials for clarification of rulings. Any questions or
concerns regarding an officiating call, meet results, or the conduct of the meet should be brought to the
attention of the coaching staff, which will decide to pursue the matter, as appropriate.
Swimmers must exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. When receiving awards in public, DAQ
Swimmers must be prompt, cooperative, wear the appropriate team uniform, and exhibit dignity and
respect during the presentation. Swimmers must be modestly thankful and receive congratulations with
poise and courtesy. Swimmers must also be polite and congratulate other swimmers. If photos are
taken, Swimmers must cooperate with the photographer and remain until the photo is taken.
Parent/ Guardian hereby acknowledge that they have read and understand the Swimming Guidelines and
unconditionally agree to comply with the guidelines and governing principles set forth herein. Parent/
Guardian further acknowledges that failure to comply with the guidelines and governing principles as set
forth herein may result in disciplinary action. Such discipline may include, but not be limited to: (1)
Dismissal from the team and immediate return home (at the Parents/Guardians expense); (2)
Disqualification from one or more events, or all events of competition; or (3) Disqualification from future
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