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Advice for First Time Rec League Swim Team Parents

Advice for First Time Rec League Swim Team Parents

School is quickly wrapping up, the weather is getting warmer…that means summer swimming is just around the corner.  For some this will be your kids first experience as a competitive swimmer…that is awesome!  Seriously, it is truly an awesome time where everything is new and exciting for both you and your swimmer.  It is also […]

8 Tips for Parents Passing the Time at Swim Meets

8 Tips for Parents Passing the Time at Swim Meets

Let’s face it, swim meets can be long and boring. If your kids are like mine, they want to go to every day of every meet….so those hours can add up pretty quickly, particularity considering most meets are about 4 hours long, and that doesn’t event get into prelim/finals meets! Parents new to the sport […]

10 Signs You've Been at a Swim Meet Too Long

10 Signs You’ve Been at a Swim Meet Too Long

1. You’ve eaten 3 meals from the concession stand.  Fortunately most do serve plenty of options from all the major food groups:  donuts, pizza, hot dogs, and popcorn. 2. You’ve officially logged more hours of sleep at the meet then you did in your bed last night. 3. You walk out of the building with […]

Why Parents Should Let the Coaches do the Coaching

Why Parents Should Let the Coaches do the Coaching

Leave the coaching to the coaches! There, if you haven’t read me say it before, you have now.  One of the hardest things for swim parents to learn is that it is not only OK, but essential to your swimmer’s success that you learn your place in their swimming careers.  That place is to be […]

Signs You Might Be A Swim Parent

Signs You Might Be A Swim Parent

1. Your car is less than 4 years old but the odometer is already inching toward 200,000 miles. 2. You find yourself looking forward to Monday, because after a weekend of non-stop swim meets, work seems relaxing. 3. You have more swim suits than clean towels hanging in your bathroom. 4. You just read #3 and […]

11 Ways for Swim Families to Save Money

11 Ways for Swim Families to Save Money

If you’ve been around the swimming world for any length of time you’ve undoubtedly noticed that swimming is an expensive sport!  There’s not a lot you can do to get around some costs because at the end of the day pools must be rented, coaches and life guards must be paid, equipment and suits must […]

What's the difference between Yard Pools & Meter Pools

What’s the difference between Yard Pools & Meter Pools

A lot of people new to competitive swimming don’t realize that there are different types of pools which are actually different lengths that your swimmers compete in. To the average person a yard and a meter are about the same thing…to a swimmer they are most definitely not the same thing when it comes to […]

 People Swim Meet Directors Secretly Hate

People Swim Meet Directors Secretly Hate

This post is dedicated to my husband who recently acted as meet director for his 16th major meet and is already knee deep in planning the next one.  This is also dedicated to my friends from other teams who have taken on this noble role. If you are not familiar with what a meet director […]

What Makes a Pool Fast?

What Makes a Pool Fast?

Today I’d like to discuss exactly what people mean when they call a pool “fast”.  I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about some pools being good or fast while other pools are to be dreaded.   So what is it that makes some pools more desirable than others, and do they actually make swimmers go faster? Everyone take […]

25 Things Non Swim Parents ...Just Don't Understand

25 Things Non Swim Parents …Just Don’t Understand

Swim parents are a special group of people who face unique challenges that only they can fully understand and appreciate.  It takes a hearty soul to endure these struggles! Trying to decide what to wear to a meet when you know you have to drive 2 hours through a blizzard, only to then sit in […]