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Parent Education

USA Swimming Website has a wealth of information!  There is an entire section of USA swimming devoted to parents: Click Here

  1. Every parent should read USA Swimming's 10 Commandments of Parents
  2. USA Swimming's Strategies for Parents
  3. USA Swimming's Praising your Athlete

Bluefish Swim Club Welcome Packet

New Bluefish Families please download Welcome Packet

(click link below)

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  1. Packet for New Swimmers (those who are new to USA Swimming)
  2. Packet for Transfer Swimmers (USA Swimmers from another team)

 

BEFORE YOU ATTEND YOUR FIRST SWIM MEET - Please Read!

New Swim Team Parents below are links to several pages I recommend reading before you attend your first swim meet.

Everything you need to know about swim meets: Click Here

 
Recommend Articles to Read:
 
  • Sticking With Swimming Click Here 
  • Myths and Misconceptions about Year Round Clubs By Jim Rusnak, Managing Editor of Splash Magazine (USA Swimming website 9/12/08) Click Here  
  • UNDERSTANDING AND HANDLING PERFORMANCE PRESSURE Click Here
  • THE COMPETITION ON THE EDGE: THE ART OF BEING COURAGEOUS Click Here 
  • What makes a champion? Click Here
  • Coaching and Recruiting the Habit of Mental Toughness Click Here
  • USA Swimming Goal Setting Packet Chapter 1 Click Here
  • USA Swimming Selk Talk Packet Chapter 3 Click Here
  • USA Swimming Self Confidence Packet Chapter 6 Click Here
  • USA Swimming Mental Preperation Chapter 8 Click Here
  • Parenting Teenagers: Click Here

“THE REAL CONTEST IS ALWAYS BETWEEN WHAT YOU’VE DONE AND WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF DOING. YOU MEASURE YOURSELF AGAINST YOURSELF AND NOBODY ELSE.” ~ Geoffrey Gaberino Olympic Gold Medalist - Swimming
  • A champion views competetors as partners who provide challenge and the chance to improve.
  • A champion understands performances are like a roller coaster, with many ups and downs, and that you have to accept both the good and the bad.
  • A champion enjoys sport for the simple pleasures it provides.
  • A champion has vision. A champion dreams of things that haven't been and believes they are possible. A champion says "I can."