Recommended Reading


We encourage parents to review the links below and read the recommended articles. Please let the coaching staff know if you have any questions. 

From the Coaches:

Developing Independence

General Meet Information

Swim Meet 101



USA Swimming:

Parent Education




Positive Coaching Alliance:

Tools for Parents

Coach & Parent Relationship

Parent & Athlete Conversations

Honoring the Game






- A Nutrition Manifesto for Young Swimmers

- 16 Breakfast Ideas

- Sugar for Swimmers

- If Your Swimmer isn't Eating Enough

- Top Snack Replacements

- Tips for Choosing Beverages


Leadership & Team Culture:

20 Habits of Elite Swimmers

Leadership Vs. Management

It’s Not Just Words: 10 Smart Word Choices

- Find Your Marigolds: The One Essential Rule



Goal Setting:

Pick Your Target






Featured Articles:

Suggestions for Swim Parents

The Biggest Question

That's Not It

Playing Favorites

Too Many Kids Today are Soft


Character & Mental Toughness: 

13 Key Choices

The Rocky Road of Excellence

Questions Parents Don't Ask

Ask the Hard Questions