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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 your eyes start to glaze over with confusion…  Cuts, seeds, tapers, psych sheets, heat sheet…. and what exactly is a split and […]

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 […]