Resources for parents and families will be posted on this page throughout the season. Please take some time to review and contact your swimmer(s) primary coach with any questions! Contact board member, Megan Whiteford for questions about or suggestions for parent resources.


PEAQ Parent Handbook (Updated: 10/2022)

  • All the important information about our club for new and returning parents!

Swim Meets Explained

  • Detailed information about time standards, entry fees, different types of meets, and everything in between!

Meet Sign-up Directions

  • Signing up for a meet can be confusing, so follow these steps for declaring your swimmer(s) and selecting events.   

National Age Group Time Standards

  • Not sure about a specific time or cut? Check out the National Age Group PDF with time standards for all ages!

Long Course FAQs

  • Unsure about Long Course and what to expect in the Spring/Summer months of training? Check out the FAQ sheet above!

Meet Eating Guidelines & What to Eat at a Meet?

  • Do you know what your swimmer(s) should be eating at each meet? Check out both articles for more information on swim meet nutrion!

New Swimmer Meet Tips

  • Awesome tips for swimmers and families who are attending their first meet with PEAQ. 


  • Ever wonder what IMX or IMR is? Review this document for an overview of IMR/IMX events at meets that we swim at!

Volunteer Job Descriptions

  • Unsure of which job to sign up for? A brief description of each job is listed so you can better understand the volunteer roles for our home meets. 

Calling All Officials!

  • Interested in possibly becoming a USA Swimming official? Check out the PDF to see what it's all about!

Safe Sport Information

  • The Safe Sport program was created by USA Swimming to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming. For more detailed information about the program, please click on the link above. Click on the links below for information regarding the REQUIRED Pennsylvania clearances for volunteers at PEAQ events as well!

PEAQ College Search Presentation

  • Great presentation from three of our former PEAQ families that outlines all the important information about swimming at the collegiate level.