For many parents having a “swimmer” in the family is not something they planned. Most swimmers begin in a learn-to-swim program and progress through to advanced lessons. From there they are asked to complete a couple of sessions in a junior squad and before you know it they are entrenched and absorbed by the sport of swimming. By this stage, parents begin to realise the commitment required by a swimmer to complete the necessary training and competitions offered in the sport.
Swimming for Parents is a lifelong project that draws on many of my experiences as a swimmer, coach, swimming administrator and now as a parent of young children who enjoy swimming. It has been written to provide assistance to parents of swimmers who take part in regular training sessions and weekend swim meets. Primarily aimed at parents of children aged up to 14 years, this book will become a reference book for every parent as their child moves through the different stages of development and swimming.
For most swimmers who train for competitions, the measurement of their improvement is through performance and Swimming for Parents looks closely at the many different aspects to training and competitions in an effort to provide parents with a more complete understanding of the sport and what a swimmer is experiencing.
If you have a child who swims, then this book will become your new best friend.