To: Visiting Swimming & Diving Coaches

Date: January 22, 2009

Re.: Athletic Training Policies and Procedures

From: Kay Mitchell-Emigh, ATC



Due to past experiences with the Grove City College Swimming and Diving Invitational, it is necessary to establish policies and procedures relative to Athletic Training services. The following policies and procedures will be adhered to by the Grove City College Athletic Training Staff throughout the event:


1.      The Athletic Training Room will open at 7:00 am for the morning sessions. For the evening sessions, the Athletic Training Room will open at 3:30 pm. The Athletic Training Room will close approximately 15 minutes after the last event of each session.


2.      Ice will be available on deck in the main pool area for emergencies and the warm-up pool area for general use.


3.      Moist heat treatments can be provided prior to each session. These treatments will be limited to the Athletic Training Room.


4.      If a Certified Athletic Trainer is not traveling with the team a note will be required for services for moist heat, ultrasound and muscle stim treatments. Stim and ultrasound requests must be authorized by a physician. Please send electrodes for stim treatments.


5.      In the case of injury or illness each coach is responsible for the initial care of his/her athlete. If further aid is needed, contact the Athletic Trainer and necessary arrangements will be made. If the Athletic Trainer tends to your athlete, the coach must be present and remain present until care is complete.

         Lifeguards will be on duty for water emergencies.


6.      If requested by the coach, the Athletic Trainer will make recommendations regarding participation of an ill or injured athlete. However, the coach will have and be responsible for the final decision.


7.      If you have an athlete who has recently been ill or is currently ill, please use professional consideration when entering him/her in an event. The same professional consideration should also be given to asthmatic athletes.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding these matters. May you have a safe and successful event.