Teaching Tuesday: Swim Parenting - Part 2

Last week, we discussed how parent expectations can harm a swimmer's performance and overall stress in their life. This week, we are talking about all the important things that parents get to do for their kids that swim and why we are so successful because of our parent support.

Things that parents do that help their kids succeed in and out of the pool:

  • Drive swimmers to and from early morning and afternoon practices
  • Support the club team and coach that they swim for
  • Let their swimmers take ownership of their swimming career
  • Provide nutritious meals to their athlete
  • Volunteer at swim meets 
  • Support your child through the good and the bad of the sport
  • Model positive behaviors
  • Encourage discipline and hard work every day

While this is not an exhaustive list, there is so much good that swim parents do for their swim children to help them succeed and be the best version of themselves that they can be. We know that our Georgia LSC parents go above and beyond to help their child, their club team, and the LSC continuously improve. At the end of the day, we all love the sport of swimming and we just want to see our athletes do the best that they can. 

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