Information for Parents & Swimmers

Hackney Aquatics Club aims to be inclusive, welcoming and transparent - and that includes our swimmers' parents. We know how confusing it can be when your children first start swimming competitively, and we want all parents to have the opportunity to understand what is involved, what is expected of you and your children, and how you can best support your child.

This page has some resources and advice specifically for parents (and swimmers) to help you get to grips with competitive swimming.

A-Z of swimming
A handy glossary
Meets & Galas explained
Everything about competitions
Club Handbook
Everything you want to know about our squads
Healthy eating
What to eat when training and competing
Long-term athlete development
A short introduction
Champion Thinking
How to make good training choices
Maintaining Health
Keeping healthy and warm in bad weather
Dealing with asthma when swimming
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