The Top 11 Cringe Worthy Swim Parents

The Top 11 Cringe Worthy Swim Parents

Every team has a few parents that the rest of us cringe at every time they walk into the room.  As we explore the concepts of swim meet and swim parent etiquette we will be talking a lot about these types of moms and dads and how to avoid becoming one of them.  So today […]

Preparing for your First Swim Team Practice

Preparing for your First Swim Team Practice

The first practice is kind of like the first day of school, both exciting and a little scary for both swimmers and parents. It can be worse if you have no experience with swimming and you have no idea what to expect.  While every team is different and you should find out exact details from your team, […]

How to Read a Swim Meet Entry

How to Read a Swim Meet Entry

If your team uses the very popular HyTech Meet Manager and Team Manager software, as almost all teams in our area do, then when you see the events posted for meets you will see a list of swimmers ordered alphabetically by last name with entries that look like the following: (Note that this is the […]

How to Choose a Swim Team

How to Choose a Swim Team

Swimming is an awesome sport for kids. Among other things, it should teach good work ethic, sportsmanship, teamwork, and discipline. However choosing a good team that fits both your swimmer’s and your family’s needs is critical to your swimmers success and enjoyment of the sport.  It’s also critical to mom and dad’s sanity!  The fact […]