To learn more about the sport of swimming, swimming events in Northern California, and what you can do as a parent to support your athlete, we can recommend a variety of documents and websites.
The Ten Commandments for Swimming Parents
Pacific Swimming - News and information about USA Swimming-sanctioned events in Northern California
USA Swimming Welcome Page - for new swimmers and new swim parents
USA Swimming Resources for Parents - for both new and experienced parents
USA Swimming Resources for Swimmers - Share with your kids!
SwimOutlet.com - Our team gets an 8% commission back from Swim Outlet for all purchases made through this link. We wouldn't recommend the site though, if we didn't also believe that they have some of the widest selections and best prices on the internet.
SwimtoWin.com - A local Bay Area company that typically has the best price on swim fins. If the coach asks your swimmers to provide their own fins, this is a good place to look.
Nor Cal Swim Shop - Another local business and our recommendation for swim parka orders. Nor Cal also typically sets up shop on siteat Zone 2 swim meets, and their sales people are usually friendly and very willing to help you with any questions. When one Gator swimmer wanted new goggles, they offered great advice and let him try on several pairs to see which fit best. Note: Parkas must be ordered BY PHONE and require up to 8 weeks for delivery, so Christmas orders must be placed no later than Oct. 15 for delivery by the holidays.