For some swimmers personal bests and perfect technique come easily. But not all swim seasons end with a big bang! For some it is more a slow build & it can take longer for their hard work to pay off. Here are a few things to think about going into the season...
Keep expectations in check.
As a parent it is easy to overestimate, and/or have expectations that aren’t realistic for our swimmers. It is important to maintain realistic goals. Encourage your swimmer to be the very best that they can be on that given day. Don't lose sight of how well they swim in the moment by focusing on the what if's. Having unrealistic goals makes us overlook great achievements right under our nose. Our swimmers may feel like they’ve let us down when they’ve actually done really well.
Don’t add pressure.
When my son was an age group swimmer I talked entirely too much about swi