Participation Policy for GMST Fall and Winter/Spring Swim Programs
Adopted: November 1997; Amended: November 2004
With the GMST Coaching Staff as instructors, the Fall - Winter/Spring
Swim Programs are offered to prepare swimmers for GMST's competitive summer
season. These Programs are sponsored by the Aquatic Booster Club of the
Greenbelt Municipal Swim Team (GMST). To clarify the criteria for participation
in these programs the Executive Committee of the Booster Club has established
the following policy for the Fall-Winter/Spring Swim Program.
- Swimmers or their families who swam with GMST in a previous summer
- Swimmers who were not affiliated with another local team on the Prince-Mont
Swim League (PMSL) during the previous summer and intend to swim competitively
with GMST in the summer season.
- If a swimmer feels that there are other circumstances or reasons that
they should be allowed to participate in GMST's Fall-Winter/Spring Swim
Program, they may petition the Executive Committee.
Note: Swimmers who meet this criteria, and subsequently participate in
one or more of the Fall-Winter/Spring Swim Programs but fail to participate
as a GMST swimmer in the summer program without "good reason"
will not be eligible to participate in any Fall-Winter/Spring Swim Program
in a subsequent year.
- No swimmer will be allowed to swim until Registration Fees have been
Suspension from Participation
- A swimmer may be suspended from participation in GMST's Fall - Winter/Spring
Swim Program at the request of GM's Coaching Staff. Such cases may arise
if the swimmer's conduct is disruptive to the team and repeated attempts
to rectify the situation have not been successful. In this event the
Executive Committee will uphold the Coach's decision. The only possibility
that the swimmer may be reinstated in a subsequent session is through
petition to the Executive Committee.