So what about the parents? where do they fit in to this? Well, some dive in and get involved in the club (becoming coaches or committee members) others drop the kids at the pool then come back a couple of hours later to collect their children and most fall somewhere in-between. But, all parents & coaches should have the same aim - to make swimming fun and enjoyable for the swimmers, it's their hobby after all. Note I said hobby, not job, career or profession. With that in mind, the following article is well worth a read - especially the part about rewarding effort rather than results.