Here are some of the best reasons for why you should participate in a swim meet!
They are fun! -- swim meets are a wonderful change to make friends and have a great time together
Incredible learning environments -- meets provide exposure for your swimmer to observe and learn more about the sport
Builds community -- they are a very important step in building team unity and community (for swimmers and parents alike)
Empowers the swimmers -- swimmers develop confidence by walking to the blocks and racing for themselves. They get to be proud of what they are accomplishing!
Develops resilience and responsibility -- swimmers learn to move past mistakes and mediocre races to improve upon themselves and their technique. They have to opportunity to develop upon their own races
Finds courage -- racing on their own requires swimmers to find courage in themselves that they can swim to their best ability
Show improvement -- racing is one of the best ways to showcase the swimmers' technical and speed improvements that they have worked so hard for at practice
Assess their own abilities -- not only do meets show improvement to parents and coaches, but they also give the swimmer the opportunity to be proud of their own achievements and improvements
Achieve goals -- our swimmers set goals for themselves and the team at the beginning of our seasons. What better way to achieve them than racing?
It's a team experience -- old and new swimmers alike all participate in swim meets! We support each other to make them be the most successful they can be!