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New Parent Information Meeting. Welcome to the PRO Swimming Family. Here’s what we will cover tonight…. Swim Team Website What information is on the website Where you can find it Swim Team Equipment All the equipment you will need The brands you’ll love

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new parent information meeting

New Parent Information Meeting

Welcome to the PRO Swimming Family

here s what we will cover tonight
Here’s what we will cover tonight…
  • Swim Team Website
    • What information is on the website
    • Where you can find it
  • Swim Team Equipment
    • All the equipment you will need
    • The brands you’ll love
  • Signing up for and attending Swim Meets
    • How to sign up
    • Your swim meet checklist
the information you can find on the website
The information you can find on the website
  • Sign in
  • My Account
  • Team Functions and Meets
  • Team News
  • PRO Gear & Suits (Team Store)
  • PRO Spiritwear Store (Team Apparel)
  • PRO Report (Team Newsletter)
pro spiritwear pages
PRO Spiritwear Pages

Shopping Page

Home Page

swim team equipment what pro sports club will provide
Swim Team Equipment:What PRO Sports Club Will Provide
  • PRO Swimming Latex Caps
  • PRO Swimming T-Shirt
  • Best Time Ribbons
  • Kick boards
swim team equipment the families responsibilities
Swim Team Equipment:The Families Responsibilities
  • Swim Suits
  • Goggles
  • Fins (only for Bronze Levels and Up)
  • Towels (at swim meets)
  • Silicone caps (with optional customization)

All of these items are conveniently offered through the website’s PRO Gear swim shop.

if you cannot find it on the team store
If you cannot find it on the team store...
  • Swimoutlet.com
  • Sylvia’s Swimwearin Bellevue
  • Splish.com, for fun designer suits
the brands you ll love
The brands you’ll love…
  • TYR and Dolphin, the exclusive brands offered on PRO Gear
  • Speedo
  • Finis

TYR and Dolphin are offered at a significantly discounted rate, but only through the PRO Gear swim shop.

meet page and information
Meet Page and Information

The meet information is attached at the bottom of the page. Also reference the PRO Report article, How to Read Meet Information… Without Falling Asleep.

event sign up
Event Sign-Up
  • ALWAYS SAVE CHANGES!
  • Name
  • Declaration
  • Notes
  • Maximum event entry
  • Day/Session (ref. meet info)
  • Selecting Events

The coaches will review all entries and will make the final decisions on all entries.

swim meet checklist
Swim Meet Checklist
  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Cap
  • Two (2) towels
  • Warm clothes
  • Deck Shoes
  • Healthy snacks
  • Water bottle (not just Gatorade!)

…and of course, that PRO Swimming team spirit!!!

you your swimmer and the first swim meet
You, Your Swimmer, and the First Swim Meet
  • Arrive early
  • Locate PRO Swimming coaches
  • Swimmers will participate in mandatory team warm-up
  • Swimmers will right down their events, heats, and lanes
  • The meet will begin
you your swimmer and the first swim meet continued
You, Your Swimmer, and the First Swim Meet, continued…
  • Swimmers will check in with the coaches 10 minutes before their race for advice
  • Swimmers will wait behind block approximately 5 minutes before their race
  • Some meets will have “Staging”: host team volunteers organize swimmers into their heats and lanes (usually for 10&Under swimmers only)
  • Announcer will state current heat and also callout 1st, 2nd, and 3rd calls for the subsequent heats
you your swimmer and the first swim meet continued1
You, Your Swimmer, and the First Swim Meet, continued…
  • Swimmers will race!
  • Immediately following race, swimmers will “check out” with coaches who provide feedback
  • Swimmers will warm down (time and distance set by coaches)
  • Swimmers are free to hang out, play (outside of warm down pool), and interact with friends, teammates, parents, etc. until their next event.
the parents job
The Parents’ Job

At all swim meets, the parents’ job is to be their swimmers biggest supporter.

Regardless of time, rank, disqualification or no, PRO Swimming parents are supportive, encouraging, and at appropriate times consoling.

The coaches will provide the feedback and critiques to the swimmers.

common meet mistakes
Common Meet Mistakes
  • Arriving late
  • Forgetting suit, cap, goggles, etc.
  • Not eating enough
  • Not eating healthy
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Not staying dry and warm
  • Not checking in/out with coaches
  • Missing an event
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