A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child Athlete

9 10 2014
Competitive swimwear is only a portion of what you can do.

Being supportive of your child athlete is as important as his competitive swimwear.

Parent’s want to know: How can I be my child’s biggest cheerleader without setting them back? How do winning parents balance this delicate act, and increase success?

Here Are Some Tips to Help

  • Make it about the star of the show. Many parents pressure children into activities they’ve always dreamed of pursuing, rather than asking the child’s preferences. Experts recommend supporting children athletes in sports they truly love, whether this means swimming or playing tennis. To add to this, children in middle school will have a good sense of likes and dislikes. Beyond this age range, it’s all fun and games so relax.
  • The coach is an indispensable part of the equation, and parents should only attempt discussions during dedicated times. After the heat of the game, take a breath and keep questions for another day.
  • Remember the referee is doing their job to the best of their ability and yelling simply throws everyone off, including your star athlete.
  • Dressing for success in sports means wearing the proper gear and accessories. When your child looks great, their confidence improves dramatically. Swim team accessories and gear for instance, include the team’s color, goggles, arena swimwear and other recommendations by the coach.
  • Parents should nourish their child athlete for victory on the field, and diet plans can be assessed with a nutritionist.
  • Failing is a certainty – accept this. Early experiences in failure teach children how to cope in adulthood. While failing is inevitable, giving up is optional and this lesson lives with us for life.

To recap, ensure your star is comfortable with the sport, the gear and the messages you’re sending to them.

Take It from a Pro Mom

One of the biggest references in sports history for the idyllic pro parent is with Olympic champion Michael Phelps. The star swimmer has been seen time and again connecting with his mother, who watches and cheers eagerly on the sidelines. Books on how to win as an athlete’s parent are copious so explore these in a local library or online.

Extra Tip: To ensure the right fit, shop for customized swimwear at D&J Sports. For the best prices on a range of swimwear accessories and uniforms, contact D&J Sports. We carry swim polo shirts, swim team shirts, caps, goggles, bags and much more.





Embroidery or Print for Your Custom Swimwear

23 05 2014
Custom Swimsuits

Custom swimwear can be customized with print or embroidery.

Custom swimsuits are a great way to help your team shine and set your swimmers apart from the other swimmers at the pool. You can add your logo, mascot or team name to all your swimwear so everyone will know who your team members are. As you search for custom design swimwear, you need to consider whether you want to use embroidery or print to create your custom swimsuits.

Embroidery 

Embroidery is a great option for those who are looking for a long-lasting option for their custom swimwear. Choosing this option gives swim teams plenty of advantages over other types of customization. For instance, with embroidery, you don’t have to worry about whether it peel or crack. While it can fray if cut, chances are it will last for a long time. It also won’t fade as quickly as some kinds of printing can, even when exposed to chlorine and the chemicals in sunscreen. It also offers a classic look with unlimited color options. If thread is available in the colors you want, the embroidery can be done.

Print

Another common option for those who are buying custom design swimwear is screen printing. This is an older method but is often chosen because of its lower cost. Printing may be limited in colors, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on the customization. However, there are some clear disadvantages when you choose this method of creating custom swimsuits. Over time, wash and wear can lead to cracked and peeling logos, eventually removing the logo altogether. The ink can also fade. If you choose this method of customization, make sure you choose a company that uses the right inks to ensure longevity.

Choosing the method through which your team logo, mascot or name is added to your custom design swimwear requires careful consideration of the pros and cons. Each method offers benefits, as well as disadvantages, ranging from price and color options to how long the logo or other image will last. When it comes to custom swimwear, you need to make sure you find the right options to meet the needs of your swim team so you can all step into the pool with the unified look teams want.

If you are looking for a reputable company for your custom swimsuits design, contact us. We have in house capabilities for both embroidery and printing.





Custom Swim Team Suits

15 04 2014

ImageNow is the time to order your custom swim team suits for the summer season and the best place to do that is from D&J Sports. A national leader in the swimwear and swim gear industry and top of the class for customized swimsuits and custom swim t-shirts. D&J Sports prints everything from suits, caps, t-shirts, hoodies, towels and more in-house at their national headquarters in Dallas Texas. They have a full time design and print staff as well as a full time professional embroidery staff. Since they specialize on swimwear and swim teams they know exactly what you want and will make sure that you get it in time for your next big swim meet. D&J prints from small teams, big teams and everything in-between. Including the USA Swimming National team suits and apparel. They even print for the Olympic swim teams.

Additional Custom Swim Team Items

After your swim be sure to dry off with a custom woven swim team towel from D&J Sports. These towels will be the perfect banner for your 2014 summer swim team. Since the logo is woven into the towel you are not limited to the size of the logo and as an added bonus the logo will never wear off the towel. Wow, now that’s a great item!








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