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10 WAYS TO BE THE WORST SWIM PARENT EVER   by Elizabeth Wickham I have experience at making mistakes as a swim parent. Fifteen years of it. I put together this list of things parents do that drive our kids and coaches crazy—with help from my daughter. Mind you, I have not done everything on the list, but I have seen all of these examples. Most swim parents are the best people you’ll meet. They are encouraging, excited, willing to help and fun. These traits make long hours around the pool...

 ASC Parent's, Please read and share it as appropriate with the age of your swimmer in the program. For Novice and Bronze swimmers, having goals and the courage to work hard toward them each practice is most important. For Silver Group, where advancing in competition begins, some of this info below starts to take hold. Thanks for your support of your swimmer and the ASC Coaches and program. Hello there! It’s a tale as old as time. And it replays every season. Goes a little something like this… At the...

SWIM PARENTS: YOUR STRESS AND EXPECTATIONS ARE CONTAGIOUS   Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete. MORE SWIM MOM COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL ASIDE, THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT COLLEGE ATHLETICS 9 BASICS TO GREAT SWIM PARENTING WHERE ARE THE SWIM SPECTATORS? NORTHVIEW VIKINGS SWIM TEAM NEEDS PARKAS ASK SWIM MOM: WHY TEAR DOWN A TEAM AFTER LEAVING? Olivier Poirier-Leroy BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY 14 February 13th, 2019Lifestyle, Olivier Leroy, Swim Mom, Training Share Swim Parents: Your Stress and Expectations...

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Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.  By Oliver Poirier-Leroy Having been in and around the pool deck for almost my entire life I have seen all manner of swim parent. You got the red-faced screamer. The parent who thinks he is the coach. The bubble-wrap optimist. The scoreboard whisperer. And everything else in between. What do they all have in common? They are trying to do right by their kid. They are...

 The 2019 USA Swimming Senior Sectionals wrapped up and ASC's swimmers, Brock Imonen, Kaden Parker and Jacob Schnitzler were able to come away with personal bests on the largest stage which they've been on. Swimming at this level and hitting a best-time is a great accomplishment, especially as they face many other swimmers who compete at the US National Championship level.  Jacob led the way for ASC with a final in the 100 freestyle and a 21st place finish.  I'm proud of them for their effort and for how they've approached...

Swim Families - Three of Academy Swim Club's finest (Jacob Schnitzler, Brock Imonen, Kaden Parker) will head to Seattle today to take on the next level of competition at the Weyerhaeuser Aquatic Center  https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks/activities-rentals/aquatics.aspx. The competition begins on Thursday and concludes Sunday.  Results can be followed on Meet Mobile. I'm proud of all of the ASC swimmers and I appreciate the efforts of these three swimmers to lead the way to advance not only themselves but to continue to make our team better. Thank you to the families of Jacob, Brock, and...

  ASC 2019 Spring Break Schedule Swim families - with the area's schools being on break over the two weeks, here's the schedule for ASC's Groups.   Novice March 12, 14, 19 ,21 T & Th only  4:10 - 4:40   Bronze March 11-14,           M,T,W, & TH          4:45 - 5:30 March 19 and 21        T & TH ONLY 4:45 - 5:30   SILVER/GOLD/SR March 11-15 M, T, W, Th  5:30-645pm March 18-21 M, T, W, Th 5 - 6:30pm  

Swim Families - Here's the wrap-up from Coaches Barbara and Jane.  Congratulations to ALL swimmers who competed over the weekend at JAG Champs on Oahu! EVERYONE should be proud of their efforts, as we had almost ALL BEST TIMES!!  The team placed 8th overall - - a bonus recognition for all of the fine swimming 13-14: AJ and Florian 11-12: Ariana, Ione, Kimo, Kyla, Mahina, Pemma, Rylee, Sophia 10&U: Chloe, Eddy and Kela 1 JAG MEET RECORD Mahina in the 100 Back New AAA State Q Time Standards Mahina: 50 &...

March 5, 2019   Families - We have an opportunity to order these soft rubber swim fins at a greatly reduced price. The fin is ideal for many swimmers because it is a very soft rubber and bends considerably more easily than the Arena,  TYR or Hydro models. For some swimmers (myself included) they can kick better with these and engage the hip muscles to develop more leg strength. Note: some swimmers do prefer and excel with a stiffer fin (Arena, TYR or Hydro).   Should you wish to get...