The parents of Reno Aquatic Club have diverse backgrounds when it comes to swimming. Some parents participated as age groupers/high school swimmers, others competed at the collegiate level, and we have parents who haven’t swum a lap in their life. We also have many parents who come from other sports.
Swimming is such a unique sport and it can be difficult to understand at times – as swimmers and parents. Because of this, I have decided to add a “Parent Education” section in each weekly email. I envision this space being used to explain the ins and outs of training, how swim meets work, what makes an excellent swim parent, and more.
In addition, I hope to share information that you can then use with your child, especially if your child is going through a rough patch (examples: he/she had a challenging practice, he/she had a bad swim at a meet, etc.). If the messaging to the swimmer is consistent coming from the coaches and parents, we will be able to better help him/her accomplish his/her goals.
RENO has improved so much over the last year, and I am happy with how things are going… but it is crucial to have a positive culture on the team if we want to continue to improve. I am hoping this “Parent Education” section will help continue moving the team in a positive direction.
Each week, this page will be updated with the latest Parent Education section. Click the link below to read the archived Parent Education sections.
7/15/19 - Avoid Comparing -- It May Backfire!
7/8/19 - Be Helpful Instead of Sabotaging
7/1/19 - How to be a Super Swim Parent
6/24/19 - Dangers of Social Media
6/18/19 - Two Tips for Parents at Swim Meets
6/11/19 - New Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
6/3/19 - Developing Leaders
5/28/19 - Six Tips for Goal-Setting
5/13/19 - How to Manage the Emotional Roller Coaster
5/6/19 - Three Things to Focus on at a Big Meet
4/29/19 - Swimming is the Best Sport!
4/22/19 - Five Nutritional Strategies to Avoid
4/15/19 - How to be a Good Parent-Teammate
4/8/19 - Fail Your Way to Success
4/1/19 - Five Great Messages - Part 2
3/25/19 - Five Great Messages - Part 1
3/11/19 - What Am I Paying For?
3/4/19 - Supplements Should be Avoided for Swimmers
2/25/19 - Avoid Joysticking and Being a Lawnmower
2/19/19 - Stressed Parent = Stressed Swimmer
2/11/19 - What are Time Standards?
2/4/19 - Swim Meet Behavior
1/28/19 - Preventing Burnout
1/14/19 - Signs of Grooming
1/8/19 - Swimming: Delayed Gratification in an Instant Gratification Society
1/2/19 - Anyone Can Lead!
12/10/18 - Benefits of Mental Preparation
12/3/18 - One-Percent Rule
11/26/18 - Seven Tips to Help Grow Confidence
11/19/18 - Thanksgiving Thoughts
11/13/18 - The Power of a Positive Team
11/5/18 - Coping with Sports Performance Anxiety
10/30/18 - Coaching Your Athlete Through Positive Self-Talk
10/22/18 - When to Talk with Your Child's Coach
10/15/18 - Swim Meet 101
10/8/18 - 10 DOs/DON'Ts to Help Your Child Succeed as a Competitive Swimmer
10/1/18 - Be an Ally with your Child's Coach, Not an Enemy