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From the USA-Swimming Parents Section:

Congratulations, you are a swim parent!

Here are the basics of the world of USA Swimming. Discover how you can get involved and help your child enjoy all the benefits of competitive swimming.

My USA Swimming

Take full advantage of your membership online by creating a My USA Swimming account:

  • See all of your child’s personal-best times
  • Track the meets they swim in
  • Track your child’s improvement
  • Check out seasonal bests
  • Compare times to swimmers nationwide

Create a My USA Swimming Account

Topics for Parents

Understanding Coaches - A critical component to an athlete's healthy swimming experience is a positive relationship between the parent and coach.

Understanding Training - As a parent of a swimmer, you might not always understand why coaches have swimmers train the way they do.

Rules Primer – Get familiar with the rules of swimming to help your child become a better swimmer.

Swimming 101

Strokes – Learn more about the four competitive swimming strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke
and butterfly.

Competition – Better understand the rules, courses, competitions, and officials you’ll encounter.

Equipment – Learn the common equipment used by competitive swimmers. Not all equipment is required
and some clubs may even provide certain items for practice and meets.

Learn More About USA Swimming

In addition to the love and support you give your swimmer(s), there are other ways to be part of your team’s success. We’ve gathered some great tips here.

Be sure also to explore the rest of USASwimming.org, especially the Parents section of “Member Resources.”

Parents