To my knowledge there has never been published a resource such as Swimming for Parents available to the parents of swimmers.

It fills a vacuum in information for parents which has needed addressing for many decades

Leigh Nugent
National Head Coach - Swimming Australia

Learn everything you need to know as a swimming parent. 

Whether your child is just starting out in the sport or competing at a National level  this book will provide  you with all the answers you need to become the best swimming parent to help your child succeed.

"Swimming for Parents" is a resource that you will refer to over and over again as your child progresses through the swimming world. 

From the initial introduction to squad swimming and joining a swimming club, to managing nutrition and choosing the right coach, this book has everything to enable you to assist your child to excel in the sport of swimming and in life.

There is so much more to swimming than winning medals and doing PB's. 

Learn how swimming will assist your child to develop physically and mentally, as well as the many life skills they will enjoy for ever.

Swimming for Parents is a great resource for swimming families

"Swimming for Parents" is a must for all parents of swimmers so they can get the most out of the sport of swimming. "

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create the best environment for your child to achieve swimming success!

Swimming for Parents will answer questions like:

How many times a week should my child train?
How many competitions should my child take part in?
What competitions should my child compete in?
Should my child play other sports or focus on swimming?
Why is that other child beating my child?
What strokes or events should my child focus on?
What will my child learn in a Junior Squad program?
When should we take our holidays?
Why has my child stopped improving?
Why has my daughter put on weight when she is training so much?
What is the most important thing I can do to support my daughter during a time of Plataueing?
Should my child be doing dryland or gym workouts?
What is the benefit of continuing swimming if they are not improving?
... and Much More!

Suitable for Parents All Over the World

One of the wonderful things about this book is that it has been written for parents all over the world.  While the author is Australian, the content relates to issues faced by swimmers in every country.  The book is popular with parents and coaches in USA, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, South Africa and many more countries.

The parent education provided in ‘Swimming for Parents’ is universal.  The information is useful for parents of swimmers in all countries. 

By reading Swimming for Parents you will also learn:
  • How swimming benefits the development of all participants in a variety of ways both in the pool and throughout life. 

  • Why attending training on a regular basis is so important for children aged 10 to 13 years.
  • How to manage your child through the age competitive level of 13 to 18 years and what they will focus on at this stage of their development.
  • Why teaching independence to your children is critical to their development and can also help them perform in the pool over the long-term.
  • That within a defeat in a competition, there is often a victory and how you can support your child to embrace and learn from these situations.
  • Why swimming successfully is as much about time management as it is about training hard.  The skills your child learns in time management when juggling all their training, school and social activities will assist them for the rest of their lives.
  • What the key responsibilities of a parent who has a child who is participating in swimming and there are many.  Parenting is one of the most difficult and challenging jobs in the world and being a parent of a swimmer can provide additional challenges.

Congratulations Gary on an excellent resource for swimming parents.

I highly recommend this book to parents of Junior and Age Group swimmers as there is an abundance of information that will assist you to understand your child’s development and how to support them.

It is also a great resource for parents of State and National level swimmers.  
Every parent of a swimmer should own this book especially if you are new to the sport.

Leigh Nugent
National Head Coach - Swimming Australia

About the Author - Gary Barclay

Gary Barclay is a leader in aquatic education in Australia and around the world.  As a former National level swimmer, swimming teacher, swimming coach, athlete manager, and one of the leading Swimming Club managers in the sport of swimming in Australia, Gary has brought together all his experiences, and those shared with him by parents and coaches, into this wonderful resource.

For many parents having a “swimmer” in the family is not something they planned.  Gary will guide you through how children get involved in swimming and how you can assist them as they progress from one session a week to multiple sessions and participating in competitions.

‘Swimming for Parents’ is a lifelong project that draws on many of Gary’s experiences as a swimmer, coach, swimming administrator and now as a parent of young children who enjoy swimming.

Gary has been involved in the sport of swimming for the last 35 years and worked actively as a coach and manager for the past 20 years. 

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˜Swimming for Parents" is a resource that you will refer to over and over again as your child progresses through the swimming world.
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