Welcome to Portland Aquatic Club’s Parent Education Page!
Welcome to the exciting world of swimming! By joining USA Swimming, your child has become a member of one of the countries largest, most organized, and competently coached youth sports. This section has been prepared with the goal of acquainting you with the sport of competitive swimming. It contains information that will help you and your family to get the most out of participating in age group swimming (from 10 and unders to college swimming). With a positive attitude and a willingness to lend a hand, you will also have a great impact on your child’s athletic environment, and his or her love of swimming. Below you will find information and links on parenting a swimmer, nutrition for swimmers, and college recruiting information, in addition to why your child should participate in this great sport!
There are many benefits to participating in the sport of swimming:
Meeting terrific people. Many swimming buddies become lifelong friends.
Beneficial exercise for cardiovascular and overall fitness.
Life skills. These include time management, self-discipline and sportsmanship.
Fun! Age group swimming can be fun, exciting and rewarding. Remember that not every swimmer becomes a world record holder, but everyone can gain from his or her swimming experience!
Please click the links below to read more about why you should swim, how to join PAC (registration instructions), parental help, nutritional help, our handbook, swim- a- thon news, PAC scholarships, merchandise, and college swimming.