Hints to Help your Swimmer Be More Successful
- Come prepared and on time (e.g. goggles, cap, suit, suncreen, water.)
- Be supportive on and off the deck — swimming should be FUN, not pressure-filled. (If you desire more adrenaline, the Parent’s Relay could always use additional members.)
- Encourage your swimmers to swim to their own objectives — often a best time is a bigger accomplishment than a first place finish.
- A good night’s sleep before a meet never hurts.
- Eat for speed. “Carb up” a day or two before a meet. Sugar before or during a meet hinders performance.
- Don’t try to coach your swimmer. He/she already has one. If you have an issue or question, talk to a team representative.
- Cheer often. Cheer loudly. Cheer for all. Note, it is quite difficult to hear underwater.
- Encourage good sportsmanship and be a good role model.
- Volunteer (you’ll have a great view of the action). Timers and snack bar volunteers are needed at every home meet.