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Welcome to the 2023 swim season!!  

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Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Every USA Swimming club, Zone and LSC is required to implement the MAAPP in full.


CA State Concussion Laws


Dear Parent/Guardian and Athletes,

This information sheet is provided to assist you and your child in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Every athlete is different and responds to a brain injury differently, so seek medical attention if you suspect your child has a concussion. Once a concussion occurs, it is very important your athlete return to normal activities slowly, so he/she does not do more damage to his/her brain.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is an injury to the brain that may be caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. Concussions may also happen after a fall or hit that jars the brain. A blow elsewhere on the body can cause a concussion even if an athlete does not hit his/her head directly. Concussions can range from mild to severe.

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Athletes do not have to be “knocked out” to have a concussion. In fact, less than 1 out of 10 concussions result in loss of consciousness. Concussion symptoms can develop right away or up to 48 hours after the injury. Ignoring any signs or symptoms of a concussion puts your child’s health at risk!

Signs Observed by Coaches, Officials, Parents or Guardians

Appears dazed, stunned or confused

Unsure about event, location of name of meet

Moves clumsily

Answers questions slowly

Loses consciousness (even briefly)

Shows behavior or personality changes – irritability, sadness, nervousness, emotional Can’t recall events before or after incident

Symptoms Reported by Athlete

Any headache or “pressure” in head - how badly it hurts does not matter

Nausea or vomiting

Balance problems or dizziness

Double or blurry vision

Sensitivity to light and/or noise

Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy

Concentration or memory problems


Does not “feel right”

Trouble falling asleep

Sleeping more or less than usual


Be Honest

Encourage your athlete to be honest with you, his/her coach and your health care provider about his/her symptoms. Many young athletes get caught up in the moment and/or feel pressured to return to sports before they are ready. It is better to miss practice or meets than the entire season… or risk permanent damage!

Seek Medical Attention Right Away

Seeking medical attention on the day of the event is an important first step if you suspect or are told your swimmer has a concussion. A qualified health care professional will be able to determine how serious the concussion is and when it is safe for your child to return to sports and other daily activities:

No athlete should return to activity on the same day he/she gets a concussion No athlete may return to training, regardless of sport, until he/she is cleared by a heath care professional with a note specifying clearance. Athletes should NEVER return to the pool if they still have ANY symptoms……. in case an athlete returns with a note and then during the practice complains of a headache or other symptoms

Parents and coaches should never pressure any athlete to return to play

The Dangers of Returning Too Soon

Returning to the pool too early may cause Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) or Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). SIS occurs when a second blow to the head happens before an athlete has completely recovered from a concussion. This second impact causes the brain to swell, possibly resulting in brain damage, paralysis, and even death. PCS can occur after a second impact. PCS can result in permanent, long-term concussion symptoms. The risk of SIS and PCS is the reason why no athlete should be allowed to participate in any physical activity before they are cleared by a qualified health care professional.


A concussion can affect school, work, and sports. Along with coaches and teachers, the school nurse, athletic trainer, employer, and other school administrators should be aware of the athlete’s injury and their roles in helping the child recover. During the recovery time after a concussion, physical and mental rest is required. A concussion upsets the way the brain normally works and causes it to work longer and harder to complete even simple tasks. Activities that require concentration and focus may make symptoms worse and cause the brain to heal slower. Studies show that children’s brains take several weeks to heal following a concussion.

Returning to Daily Activities

1. Be sure your child gets plenty of rest and enough sleep at night – no late nights. Keep the same bedtime weekdays and weekends.

2. Encourage daytime naps or rest breaks when your child feels tired or worn-out. 3. Limit your child’s activities that require a lot of thinking or concentration (including social activities, homework, video games, texting, computer, driving, job‐related activities, movies, parties). These activities can slow the brain’s recovery.

4. Limit your child’s physical activity, especially those activities where another injury or blow to the head may occur.

5. Have your qualified health care professional check your child’s symptoms at different times to help guide recovery.


Returning to School

1. Your athlete may need to initially return to school on a limited basis, for example for only half days, at first. This should be done under the supervision of a qualified health care professional. 2. Inform teacher(s), school counselor or administrator(s) about the injury and symptoms. School personnel should be instructed to watch for:

a. Increased problems paying attention.

b. Increased problems remembering or learning new information.

c. Longer time needed to complete tasks or assignments.

d. Greater irritability and decreased ability to cope with stress.

e. Symptoms worsen (headache, tiredness) when doing schoolwork.

3. Be sure your child takes multiple breaks during study time and watch for worsening of symptoms.

4. If your child is still having concussion symptoms, he/she may need extra help with school‐ related activities. As the symptoms decrease during recovery, the extra help can be removed gradually.

Returning to the Pool

1. Returning to the pool is specific for each person. As an example, California law requires written permission from a health care provider before an athlete can return to play. Follow instructions and guidance provided by a health care professional. It is important that you, your child and your child’s coach follow these instructions carefully.

2. Your child should NEVER be on deck, practice, or participate in competition if he/she still has ANY symptoms. (Be sure that your child does not have any symptoms at rest and while doing any physical activity and/or activities that require a lot of thinking or concentration).

3. Be sure that the athletic trainer, coach and physical education teacher are aware of your child’s injury and symptoms.

4. Your athlete should complete a step-by-step exercise-based progression, under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional.


Insurance - USA Swimming provides an excess accident medical insurance policy through Mutual of Omaha for USA Swimming members while participating or volunteering in a USA Swimming sponsored or sanctioned event. Details of the insurance coverage are on the USA Swimming website under Insurance and Risk Management.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/Concussion

Zurich Concussion Conference (2012) - Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/250.full

ODH Violence and Injury Prevention Program - www.healthyohioprogram.org/concusion

National Federation of State High School Associations - www.nfhs.org – Index concussions and see “A parent’s guide to concussion in sports”.

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I hereby authorize the Orland Otters Swim Team to publish the photographs taken of me and/or the undersigned minor children, and our names, for use in Orland Otters Swim Team press releases, printed publications, website, and or Facebook page. I release Orland Otters Swim Team from any expectation of confidentiality for the undersigned minor children and myself and attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the children listed below and that I have the authority to authorize Orland Otters Swim Team to use their photographs and names. I acknowledge that since participation in publications and websites produced by Orland Otters Swim Team is voluntary, neither the minor children nor I will receive financial compensation. I further agree that participation in any publication and website produced by Orland Otters Swim Team confers no rights of ownership whatsoever. I release Orland Otters Swim Team its officers, directors, and coaches from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation or the participation of the undersigned minor children.