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Mistakes that could Unexpectedly Hinder or even Disqualify Your Swimmer

Mistakes that could Unexpectedly Hinder or even Disqualify Your Swimmer

There are several major mistakes that I see swim parents make often, that may actually hurt their swimmer, up to and including possibly causing them to get disqualified. Here is a list of mistakes swim parents make with good intentions, and why you need to avoid them. Using Flash Photography:Flash photography is prohibited at the […]

NEO YMCA League Qualification

How do you qualify for the Northeast Ohio YMCA League Championship?First it is important to understand that our League is made up of 21 teams, these teams are broken up into 3 divisions. Each of the 3 divisions holds a Divisional Championship meet the first weekend in February. These meets, and only these meets, determine […]

Poseidon Championship Series Podium Pictures

Congratulations to the top 8 finishers of the 2021-22 Poseidon Championship Series!

How to be a Timer at a Swim Meet

How to be a Timer at a Swim Meet

Nearly every swim team requires parents to help out.  One of the most common positions is being a timer at a meet.  Some people think the position is too stressful, but honestly it is as easy paying attention to the meet and pressing a button for each race. Okay it is slightly more complicated than […]

Common Swim Team Terms

Common Swim Team Terms

As a new swim parent or swim fan you may find yourself occasionally wondering why the people around you seem to be speaking gibberish. Your swimmer, coach, or fellow swim parent start talking and your eyes start to glaze over with confusion…  Cuts, seeds, tapers, psych sheets, heat sheet…. and what exactly is a split […]

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 […]

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 […]