Swimming Policies and Procedures
- If the pool is open we will swim. Keep in mind that indoor pools may closed due to lightning, mechanical problems, or no lifeguards. Please call pool facility ahead of time if you are unsure.
- Choose a lane that has swimmers with about the same ability.
- If more than two people are in a lane, circle swim (i.e. like driving on the street, stay to the right).
- If someone is trying to pass you, stop at the end of the pool and let them by. (Good etiquette is to just tap someone?s toes to let them know you are behind them, if you want to pass someone).
- For most drills, repeats, start about 5 seconds after the swimmer in front of you.
- If you complete a drill well before others, move to the side of the lane, so others have room to get to the wall and turn.
- “Coached work-outs” will have a coach on deck with a set workout. If you choose to do your own workout during these sessions please pick a lane that doesn’t have a “coached” swimmer in it.
- If you arrive late, please jump in and do your warm up and then join in on the set the other swimmers are already on.
- Have fun, No whining!!!
Biking Policies and Procedures
Road cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. Knowing and understanding these rules will help us be safe out on the road.
- Obey the rules of the road. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities of other vehicles on the road
- Stop at all red lights and stop signs
- Ride in the same direction as traffic
- COMMUNICATE with each other (both verbally and through the use of hand signals)
- Relay those communications all the way through the pack
- Point out obstacles such as CRACKS, HOLES, DEBRIS, GRAVEL, etc.
- Yell out for cars behind (CAR BACK), in front (CAR UP), or approaching to the side (CAR RIGHT/LEFT)
- Call out when SLOWING and STOPPING
- Call out when intersections are CLEAR to proceed
- All riders must wear a properly fitting helmet.
- Stay out of your aerobars unless you are in the front
- Don’t pass on the right
- Don’t pass up the middle
- When passing on the left, glance back, signal, then call out “ON YOUR LEFT” before you pass other riders
- Hold your line, don’t weave
- Don’t overlap wheels with the rider in front of you
- Pay attention to the route. If you are on the intermediate ride, it is each rider’s responsibility to learn the route. Otherwise, ride with the no-drop
- Always carry ID
- Always carry a cell phone
- Be visible, wear brightly colored clothing
- Properly dispose of your trash
- If you get a flat or lose a water bottle, inform the riders around you that you are braking, slowly apply your brakes, and get to the right. Stay to the right until all riders pass before retrieving the bottle or dismounting to fix the flat
- Check for riders behind you before spitting or “farmer blowing”
Running Policies and Procedures
- If it’s 32 degrees or below, there are NO GROUP RUNS
- If it’s 42 degrees with a wind chill of 30 degrees, there are NO GROUP RUNS
- If there is lightning, sleet, hail, thunderstorms, floods, fires, or locusts, there are NO GROUP RUNS
- If you’re in doubt about the weather, show up to the workouts
- If no one is there, there are NO GROUP RUNS
- Members are responsible for checking DA website concerning weather announcements
- If inclement weather occurs during a group workout, it is the responsibility of the member to make judgment to continue or not continue the workout
Run Course, Workout, and Fueling
- Members are responsible for knowing the locations of the run workouts
- Members are responsible for knowing the workouts
- Members are responsible for knowing the run route
- Members are responsible for their own fueling & water/replacement fluids
- Members are responsible for knowing run etiquette for all group workouts
- Members are recommended to learn safety rules and self-defense
- Pace leaders will help get pace groups started for Tuesday track and Thursday early morning tempo/interval runs
- Members are recommended to wear safety paraphernalia such as but not limited to reflective outer wear, safety light, head protection such as hat or visor & eye gear
- Members are required to wear appropriate running attire
- Run Coordinator will get group workouts started. If Run Coordinator is not present, a run assistant and/or officer of the club will get workouts started
- If incident/accidents occur during a DA workout, it must be reported to the Run Coordinator or club officer
- If members fail to meet these standards, as determined by Coordinators or club President, the member will be asked to leave the workout. If the problem persists, the member may be asked to not attend the workouts
- Dallas Athletes Athletic Club is not responsible for accidents/incidents occurred during group workouts
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during all group workouts regardless of age of member. Non-prescribed drugs, performance enhancing drugs, or any other substances that might be dangerous or detrimental to the participant’s health, or performance as a member of this organization are also prohibited
- All members have an obligation to refrain from actions and behavior that may jeopardize themselves or other club members. The club reserves the right to remove participants from workouts and programs for actions/behavior that are deemed dangerous to themselves and/or other club members