5 Tips For New Swimmers & Their Parents

5 Tips For New Swimmers & Their Parents

You will need to buy swim team suits.
Swim team suits are just one thing you need to consider.

When your child first gets started in swimming, it can be overwhelming. You will need to buy team swim suits that may be more expensive than you’re used to. In addition, there are many other factors you need to learn.

Swim Team Suits

While you will need to purchase practice suits that will get a lot of use, it’s important to talk to the coach about what type of swim team suits are needed. It’s important to purchase the right suit so your child matches the rest of the team.

Other Gear

The swimsuit isn’t the only thing you will need to purchase for your child. In addition to the proper swimwear, your child is likely to also need a swim cap and goggles to protect your swimmer and make them my hydrodynamic for better swimming. You may also need to invest in some training equipment, such as swim fins and a kickboard. Talk to the coach about what they recommend.

Swim Practice Expectations

Coaches are well aware some kids are nervous about getting involved with swimming and will be able to encourage them. Let the coach handle their job. Feel free to ask the coach questions before or after practice and talk to the other parents in the stands while you wait. Veteran parents are always happy to share with the new parents.

Get Involved

It can become boring sitting around for practices and sometimes meets, depending on how often they are. One of the best things you can do is get involved. There are many jobs that need to be done around the pool. They typically need people to run the concession stands, keep track of times and more. Ask around and find out what needs to be done and how you can help.

What to Expect from Meets

Meets are entirely different from practices.  You can expect to spend hours at the pool on meet days, even if your child is only going to run one race. Be sure to bring along enough cash to purchase snacks from the concession stand, though it can be useful to bring along some of your own to help save money.

There’s a lot to learn when your child gets involved in competitive swimming. It’s important to understand these factors, just as much as it is for your child to learn how to swim effectively.

If you’re looking for the most affordable team swim suits, contact us. We can get your child equipped for the best competitive swimming experience.

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