Parents Corner

A resource for FISH Parents


Parents Zoom Meetings

Please join our CEO, Ray Benecki for a Parents Zoom Meeting every Monday!

Date and Time: June 1, 2020 @7pm EST

Meeting info: This week's meeting will be a special Webinar presentation on FISH's "Return to Swim" plans&procedures

 Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Password: theFISH


Online Webinars & Presentations


Fitter and Faster is presenting on-line, age based stroke clinics and strength training programs!

For more information, click this link:  Fitter and Faster

For more information on Strength Training, click this link:  Strength Training






"FFT Insider: DC Legends of Swimming"

Date & Time: Sunday May 31, 2020 @ 4pm EST

Suggested Audience: Swimmers, Parents and Coaches

Join this awesome discussion as one Olympian interviews several other Olympians from the DC area!

On this #FFTLive webcast will be:

  • Jeremy Linn – Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist and Former World Record Holder
  • Tim Kelly – Coach at Nation’s Capital Swim Club
  • Sergio Lopez – Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Head Coach and Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Roque Santos – 1992 Olympian
  • Mike Barrowman – Olympic Gold Medalist and Former World Record Holder
  • Michelle Griglone – World Championships Silver Medalist and Five Time Pan-American Games Medalist




"Online Freestyle Backstroke Course Preview"

Date & Time: Tuesday June 2, 2020 @ 4pm EST

Suggested Audience: Swimmers and Parents

In this #FFTLive Broadcast, Elite Clinician John Shebat will give viewers an exclusive look into what his online backstroke technique courses are all about!

If you have considered signing up for one of these classes but want a little but more information on what is involved, this is a webinar you should watch!



"Fitter & Faster Fuel: Turkey Burgers & Carrot Fries"

Date & Time: Tuesday June 2, 2020 @ 6pm EST

Suggested Audience: Swimmers and Parents

Each week Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge leads a cooking show focused on teaching swimmers all about good nutrition habits to perform at their best!

This week Cierra will show us how to prepare a healthy burger and fries!





"How to support your Athletes during Covid-19"

Date and Time: Anytime

Suggested Audience: Coaches & Parents

Hosted by John O'Sullivan and James Leath



"The Last Gold"
Date and Time: Anytime
Suggested Audience: Parents and Senior Swimmers
A feature-length documentary that tells one of the greatest untold stories from 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. A team of doped East German athletes thrashed their U.S. rivals until a remarkable race.....
Password: lastgold2016




"Swimming your own Race" - Kate Ziegler

"Play On" - Kate Ziegler

How Parents Can Support Their Kids During Tough Times


"Never Give Up"

"Disney Motivation"

"The Force: A Growth Mindset"



"Family Activities - Things to do with your kids"

"What Our Young Athletes Really Need"



Online Training Clinics

Want to be closer to the competition? Complete a Stroke & Turn, Hy-Tek Computer Operator, or Timing System Operator course. They are offered on the Potomac Valley Website. Link down below.

5 Good Reasons Why We Need Our Parents to Do Stroke&Clinics.

- Meets where Parents allowed on deck are Officials ONLY.

- Virtual meets where FISH would swim at one location: We would need a full set of officials.

- Supports your child, your team, and your sport.

- Much more conveinent to take an online clinic now as opposed to in person.

- Parents can get a front row seat to the competition. 


Stroke and Turn - online - Tuesday, June 9 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hy-Tek Computer Operator  - online anytime
Timing System Operator - online anytime



FISH Swimmers Helping At Home