CGAC parents are a huge part of the success of the club. Parents make sure their kids get to practice on time, that they have the equipment they need and that they show up with the right attitude. Parents also help make sure that our hosted meets and events run smoothly and successfully by volunteering their time and talents. Without the help of parents, the job of our coaches and staff would be impossible. At CGAC, we truly believe that everyone working together – swimmers, coaches, and parents – makes for a successful swim season! Having your child join a swim team can be overwhelming at first, and some parents may be full of questions at every turn. The best way to learn the ropes is often through having a mentor. CGAC created the Parent Mentoring Program for this reason. The support of another swim family - parents supporting parents, just as our swimmers support each other - will help you learn the ropes.

If you are a new family to Center Grove Aquatic Club, or a returning family who feels this program would be of benefit, please consider joining our Parent Mentoring Program. You will be paired with an experienced family who has a child in your child’s age group. Through a combination of a one-on-one relationship with an experienced swim parent and small group information sessions, our mentors can help provide answers to some of your most pressing questions, such as:

What should I bring to a swim meet?

• Where can I get good deals on swimsuits and goggles, what are the best brands?

• How can I encourage my swimmer to attend practice more consistently?

• How does my swimmer know what events they are swimming?

• What exactly is a personal best time and a divisional cut time?

• What is the difference between a short course and long course meet?

• And many, many more!!

Send an email to to be paired up with a mentor. More information about the Parent/Swimmer Mentoring Program will be presented at the Parent Meeting/Q&A Open house nights.