What should I expect in terms of results at Meets?

Zak Andrawos's picture

You should expect to see:
• Your child enjoying swimming with his / her friends;
• Your child learning to love challenging him / herself and taking pleasure in competition;
• Your child demonstrating all they have learnt in terms of swimming technique, dives, starts, turns, finishes, underwater kicking.
• Your child showing some self responsibility in their warm up, recovery, meet day nutrition and personal management.
• Your child showing a sense of “team” by cheering for team mates and supporting other members of the squad.
In terms of results...expect nothing. Where kids are concerned....Medals are meaningless and times are tedious unless they are accompanied by LLL – a love of the sport, learning new skills and life lessons.
Answered by Wayne Goldsmith who is one of the world's leading experts in elite level swimming and high performance sport.