For Parents

Introduction

Establishing a successful swimming experience for a young swimmer is like a three -legged stool: it takes that athlete, coach and a parent, working together, to help the swimmer evolve to their potential. The Upper Canada Swim Club is committed to engaging parents on that journey by helping them connect with the Club, with Coaches and with their athlete as they all move along the journey.

Supporting the athlete's journey is sometimes a tricky, counterintuitive process for parents, requiring them to stand back when they might otherwise be inclined to rush in. The Coaching staff will regularly be providing articles and education pieces to help guide everyone involved in the swimmer-coach-parent triad.

Everything You Need To Know!

Joining and Paying 

Membership Fees

Volunteer Points

Discounts and Credits

Club Communications

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Support Documents

1. Logging In, Validating Information & Adding Email or SMS Numbers

2. Signing up for Jobs and Checking Volunteer Service Hours Balance

3. Opting out of a Meet

4. Looking up Meet Results for My Swimmer

 

What is UCSC SwimCenter?

This section is intended to provide basic information related to use of SwimCenter. The company that provides SwimCenter's technology (Team Unify) provides a rich Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Video Tutorials Section that will help you with more specific issues. Alternatively, you may wish to email admin@uppercanadaswimclub.com with specific questions.

UCSC SwimCenter is a Swim Club communication and management system based upon the Team Unify platform. The intent of implementing SwimCenter is to improve parental engagement in Club activities by ensuring clear and effective communication.

Virtually all activities of the Club (outside of swim practice) will involve SwimCenter in some way, from registration to billing to volunteer job signup, meet attendance and fundraising. Use of SwimCenter is mandatory for Club members.

 

Articles

  1. Long Term Athlete Development poster and resource paper published by Canadian Sport Centres. This consultation paper describes a 7-stage Canadian model of Long-Term AthleteDevelopment (LTAD), a training, competition, and recovery program based on developmental age — the maturation level of an individual — rather than chronological age. It is athlete centred, coach driven, and administration, sport science, and sponsor supported. Athletes who progress through LTAD experience training and competition in programs that consider their biological and training ages in creating periodized plans specific to their development needs.
  2. A Few Suggestions on How to Be a Better Swimming Parent by Michael Brooks, Head Coach of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.
  3. Three Variables of A Swimmer's Performance that Parents Contribute To by Jack Maddan, Head Coach of Hilton Head Aquatics