We hope this will help you as you get started on our team and/or in the sport of swimming!


New Family Information:

What do we need to get started (video)?

Team suits will be available on our Team Store at select times during the year.  Swimmers will need a team suit and team cap for swim meets.  For practice suits we recommend any "grab bag" suit (discounted competition swim suit), and save the team suit for meets.

Team caps are available at the beginning of each session and are customizable with the swimmer's last name, and all times at the pool office (without customization).  

Fall 2021: we will have an open house in September for team suits, apparel and any additional practice equipment that your swimmer may need.  Customized team caps, mesh bags and towels are available through our website this fall as well (orders are due by September 1, 2021) - these can be ordered on the website under the Events/Meets page.

Fall 2021 Getting Started Email

Parent Q&A Sessions with a Coach: Monthly through the season.  Check the Events/Meets page on the website for details!  These are for all parents, but especially important for new parents.  Coaches will be available to answer your questions so please take advantage of these opportunities to get the most out of your swimmer's experience on the team.

On Deck App: Download our app that is linked to our website.  It is called OnDeck by TeamUnify.  You will need our team code: wswest and your website log in user name and password to access your information on the app.  The app can be used to access event information, sign up for meets, job worker sign up, and more!


Preparing for a Swim Meet:

How to Sign Up for a Meet Using the OnDeck app

How to Sign up for a Meet Using your home PC

How to Read a Heat Sheet

Guidelines for Going on the Road

Tech Suit Restrictions for 12 & U Swimmers (effective September 1, 2020)

12 & Under Tech Suit Guide

USA Swimming IMX/IMR Programs



Benefits of Chocolate Milk

Swimmer Nutrition

Top 30 Foods for Swimmers

Before Morning Practice Breakfast

USADA Nutrition Guide Brochure

Before Morning Practice Breakfast

Carbohydrate Loading

Nutrition to Train With

Four Myths Parents Need to Know About Supplements


Swimmer Development and Progression:

Season Planning - The Key to Peak Performance

Season Planning/Taper Notes for Swimmers and Parent

What is Taper?

Should Age Groupers Do Weight Training

Moving On to a New Coach


Mental Training:

         Do You Get Too Nervous?  Dr. Alan Goldberg

         Do You Lack Self-Confidence? Dr. Alan Goldberg

         Do You Perform Better in Practice? Dr. Alan Goldberg