Board of Directors
The Reno Aquatic Club Board of Directors is made up of fourteen members, five of which are officers. The officers include the President, Vice President, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Officers and Board members are elected from the general membership. The Head Coach and Head Age Group Coach also hold Board positions. Elections are held at the September General Membership meeting. All Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise arranged in advance and are open to the general membership. Members wishing to bring an item before the Board must submit a request in writing 24-hours prior to the meeting.
You are reminded that all board members of Reno Aquatic Club are volunteers, whose primary motives for serving arise from an enthusiasm for the sport of swimming and a dedication to the development of youth. The same statement applies to all the officials and other workers at every swim meet. Questions, criticisms and complaints set forth in a courteous manner are apt to draw the most courteous replies and diligent action.
Competitive Training Program
Any competitive program involves many facets, some of which include: training, teaching, goal setting, and discipline, fund raising, swim meets and parent groups. Our purpose is to promote mutual understanding and cooperation among parents, coaches and swimmers for the improvement and progress of competitive swimming, and to encourage and develop good sportsmanship, individual integrity and team play.
Code of Conduct
The Reno Aquatic Club seeks to provide an environment for swimmers of all ages that are consistent with a superior athletic program. All swimmers are expected to observe the following code of conduct:
- to respect the property of others and obey pool rules;
- to behave in a manner that will not jeopardize the safety and well being of themselves and others; and
- to represent Reno Aquatic Club in a way that fosters the goals of this organization.
Conduct of a swimmer that fails to meet the standards of the Reno Aquatic Club will be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors for possible disciplinary action.
What is My Child Getting Into?
Competitive swimming begins for younger athletes in the Age Group Program of each Local Swimming Committee (LSC), in our case Pacific Swimming. The LSC's are what make up the whole of U.S.A. Swimming (USS). The LSC's across the country administer the Age Group Program, producing the reservoir of talent that keeps USS abreast of the rest of the world in swimming.
Competitive swimming requires dedication from each parent and each child. It is hard work for the swimmer. It is an adjustment for the parent(s). In the beginning, it's a rare child who can keep an "up" attitude about daily practices. The parents must recognize this, and we recommend that you gently direct your swimmer to "stick with it" because the rewards are great. Hard work does pay off. Your child will never sleep so well. Physical health and strength are improved and with it, the added benefit of faster times.
The athletes compete in local, regional and national meets and championships, developing their skills. Junior and Senior National championships held at the end of each winter and summer swimming season offer the top athletes the challenge of competing against the best in our country, and in some cases, the world. These championships are used to select National Teams that represent the United States in international competition, including the Goodwill Games, World University Games, Pan American Games, Pan Pacific Games, World Championships, and Olympic Games.
It is a well-established fact that the majority of our swimmers become honor students. They learn the discipline of using their limited time in the most efficient way. Depending on individual talent, when a swimmer is ready to graduate from high school, college scholarships are available. We consider it to be a part of our program, to assist the swimmer in furthering his/her life in addition to swimming. Our priorities include family life, scholarship and swimming in that order.
Where, When and How?
Reno Aquatic Club (RENO) is a multi-level USS Swimming organization with the goal of developing swimming on all levels within the area. As a team, we compete on all USS levels from novice to Olympic Trials.
Depending on the age and level of your swimmer, Reno Aquatic Club trains 3-7 days a week at 4 different facilities. Our main pool is Idlewild Swim Center, an outdoor 8 lane, 50 meter x 16-lane 25-yard Olympic size pool. This facility is the only one of its kind in the greater Reno area. The Northwest facility is a 25-yard indoor pool and the Moana facility is a 40-meter indoor pool. Both pools are used year round providing controlled environment training regardless of our changing weather. During the fall, winter, and spring months we also use the 8-lane 25-yard pool at the University of Nevada, Reno.