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Nantucket Dolphins Parent Education

Great article by Mike Gustafson (10/15/14) >>> this is a must read for EVERY parent

Swimming 101 - Great tool for beginner Swim Parents

Education for Parents of Swimmers


- Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages. 
- Swimming promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement. Many super-stars in other sports started out as swimmers and gained strength and coordination that helped them to excel.
- Swimming is an exciting individual and team sport.
- Swimming is a technical and specialized activity involving extensive skill development.
- Swimming is a healthy "lifetime" activity. Participants may be 1 or 101 years old.
- Swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other youth sports.
- Swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship which include learning to deal with winning and losing, as well as working with officials, teammates and coaches.
- Swimming motivates participants to strive for self improvement and teaches goal orientation.  
- Swimming cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem.
- Swimming can prevent drowning.