New Parent Info

Swimming year-round sounded like a good idea and you are probably now wondering what you have gotten yourself into!  

We recognize that you are probably on information overload at this point.  One of the things we tell all new parents is don't worry if you don't understand it all at once.  Swimming is a very involved sport and it will take some time for you to learn all the ins and outs of the process.  

Luckily there are lots of resources to help you!

New Parent Orientation

  • For families NEW to the Clippers Swim Team

  • Parents ONLY please

  • Each family receives one Volunteer Credit for attending

    • 8/21, 8/24, 8/29 & 9/11 

      7-8:30pm at the Aquatics Office - 9450 Gerwig Lane, Columbia MD 21046
  • Session are limited due to room size

  • Advance Registration Required - Session Signup Form


Group Parents 

Each practice group has an assigned group parent that can help answer your questions.  The Group Parents will be posted shortly at the Practice Schedule page.

During our Team Kickoff Event, you will have an opportunity to meet the parents in your swimmer's practice group, learn more about the planned activities of your group, meet the group coach, and have an opportunity to ask questions.


Team Apparel 

There are 2 Team Apparel Try-on Nights from 5-8pm at Slayton House - 10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21046

  • Thur 8/31

  • Wed 9/6

See the Group Descriptions page for a list of required practice equipment for each group

See the Apparel page for more information about team apparel and suit recommendations.


USA Swimming 

Check out the Swim Parent Resources at USA Swimming!


Who do I go to with Questions? 

Coaching Staff for issues related to - Practices, Meets, Swimmers, Facilities

Parent Board for issues related to - Fundraising, Team Activities, Volunteers

Team Administrator ( for issues related to - Registration, Swim Team Fees, Escrow Account, Resignation, Website

Group Parents for issues related to - Group Activities, Practices, Meets