Tips for Parents/Caregivers

DO  

  • Encourage your swimmer to do well at trainings and meets.
  • Help your swimmer set swimming goals for the season/s ahead and monitor progress.
  • Show an interest in your child’s swimming by attending meets and trainings.
  • Volunteer whenever possible in CSC activities.  Your swimmer loves that fact that you’re nearby supporting them and their swimming.
  • If you have questions, ask them. Your swimmer’s coaches have some great insight in to their experience, and they are happy to share it with you.
  • Remember that swimming is something your swimmer does for fun. They will pick up life skills along the way, but it is not good for anyone if it is not fun.

DON’T

  • Don’t critique good or bad performances.  Leave that to the coach.  It’s their job.
  • Don’t put pressure on your swimmer when he or she is about to race.
  • Don’t compare your child to other swimmers. 
  • Don’t push your child to excel.  The ownership to do better must come from them for there to be lasting satisfaction.
  • Don’t be late for trainings and Meets.  It’s important your child has time to settle into their swimming session.