To learn more about the sport of swimming, swimming events in Northern California, and what you can do as a parent to support your athlete, we can recommend a variety of documents and websites.

The Ten Commandments for Swimming Parents

Pacific Swimming - News and information about USA Swimming-sanctioned events in Northern California

Time Standards (B, A, JO, etc. times for each age group) - Check these time lists for meets that don't allow NT ("no time") entries, or to see how close your swimmer is to the next time standard.

Officiating at meets - every team needs to provide officials at meets.  If you're interested in training to help out in this way, talk to a Parent Board member.  We ALWAYS need new officials!

Safety information - Overview of standard safety procedures at Pacific Swimming.

USA Swimming Welcome Page - for new swimmers and new swim parents

USA Swimming Resources for Parents - for both new and experienced parents

USA Swimming Resources for Swimmers - Share with your kids!

Swimming Gear - Gators team swim suits and other Gators branded gear are available for purchase in the Gators shop on Our team gets an 8% commission back from Swim Outlet for all purchases made through this link. We wouldn't recommend the site though, if we didn't also believe that they have some of the widest selections and best prices on the internet.

Arena is our official gear sponsor. For any gear you need that's not offered in the Gators Swim Outlet shop, we also recommend you shop Arena.