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Dates and Deadlines

We have a few dates and deadlines coming up, a reminder for each is below. Team Apparel Store: Closing Sept. 26th! That is next Wednesday! Please get your orders in, once the store is closed it will not reopen. Halloween … Continue reading

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New Season Starts Soon!

We will start practices for returning team members Tuesday, Sept. 4, after Labor Day. Tryouts start Aug 28 & 30 for 8&U, Aug 27, 29, 31 for ages 9-12, Aug 27-31 for ages 13-18 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. at the Missouri … Continue reading

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2018 Short Course Meets

RSCA Polar Dash January 6-7 Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton, MO Congratulations Annastyn, Marley, Madeleine, Natalie L., Delaney, Olivia, Emma, Sydney, Ruger, Eric, Ajay, and Colten RPLX Winter Warm Up January 19-21 St. Peters Rec Plex, St. Peters, MO Congratulations … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 9 of 9

  9. Just be there for them. More than anything, your little swimmer just wants you to be there for them. To be a shoulder to cry on and to provide a moment of levity when they add time to … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 8 of 9

  8. The facilities don’t make the athlete. It’s natural to want the absolute best for our swimmers. The best coaches, the best facilities, the best of everything. But removing all obstacles in their talent development ends up having an … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 7 of 9

  7. Let them unplug outside of the pool. Swimming isn’t and shouldn’t be the only thing in anybody’s life. Once they leave the aquatic center in the morning or at night-time they should be able to leave it behind. … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 6 of 9

6. When issues come up with coach, address them privately and directly. There will be times where as a swim parent we have questions or concerns regarding our kid’s swimming. Over the course of a swim career this is unavoidable. … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 5 of 9

  5. Don’t mistake sacrifice for investment. Swim parents are absolutely unbelievable in terms of sacrifice. They spend a metric ton of time, energy and money in helping the sport go round. From all of the time spent organizing fundraisers, driving back … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 4 of 9

  4. Set the standard for how they should react. I cringe when I see a parent who lacks emotional control at swim meets. You can see the discomfort of those nearby as well, as in, “Jeez buddy, it’s just … Continue reading

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How to be an Awesome Swim Parent 3 of 9

3. It’s the process. If they are getting better, and learning the process of mastering something they are learning and benefiting far more than just having a win-at-all-costs attitude. It’s what they do every day—mastering the process of becoming a … Continue reading

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