CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE A SWIM PARENT
Parents contribute to the success experienced by the child and the team. Parents serve as role models and their children emulate their attitudes. Be aware of this and strive to be positive role models. Most importantly, show good sportsmanship at all times toward coaches, officials, opponents and teammates.
BENEFITS OF SWIMMING
While winning is nice and setting a record, getting a best time, or making a qualifying time feels good, we hope that our young athletes learn more than, “It is great to swim fast.” There are many benefits to the sport of swimming. Find out what they are. Click here.
New Parent Resource
USA Swimming presents its new monthly Parent Excellence Academy. We are excited to announce a special
relationship with Growing Champions for Life, an organization dedicated to creating cohesive families and principle-centered athletes.
FREE TRAINING FOR PARENTS
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes. Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Coach "K" - Master Teacher
People who know me know I’m a basketball junkie, so when I received an invitation to sit through a practice session of the USA Men’s Basketball Team at the 2012 London Olympic Games I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough.