Congratulations on becoming a swim parent!
This is the exciting world of Competitive Swimming! By joining the Vashon Seals Swim Team, your child will become a member of one of the country’s largest, most organized, and competently coached youth sports. As part of the SEALS your child will become a member of USA Swimming, the national governing board for the sport of competitive swimming in the United States, and it’s local swimming committee member, Pacific Northwest Swimming.
The resources available for both parents and swimmers through USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming are amazing. Visit these two websites for up to date information on meets, events, nutrition, training tips, apps and special swimmer and parent welcome packs.
Parents contribute to the success experienced by the child and the team. Parents serve as role models and their children emulate their attitudes. USA Swimming have a special section dedicated to helping parents – both new and experienced – navigate the world of swimming. From preparing for the first swim meet, to how to work with your coach, the information on the USA Swimming website is invaluable.
• Click here for more information
• Click here for the USA Swimming Parent Welcome Kit
• Click here to take the free on-line USAS Parent Safety Training
Want to dive even deeper into swimming? USA Swimming has launched a swimmer-focused program called “Deck Pass”. Deck Pass is your opportunity to track and share your accomplishments as a swimmer. You can participate on-line or through an app on your smart phone. Click here for more information.
Newsletters and Magazines
Award-winning Splash Magazine is delivered to USA Swimming members as a benefit of membership. The bi-monthly publication contains up-to-the-date National Team news, advice and training tips from USA Swimming’s experts, photographic event coverage and more. For kids, Splash Magazine’s “SwimKids” section provides entertaining, age-appropriate content, games and more.
Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Learn more in this short video.