Although this article will deal with the dilemma of moving up in age groups for younger swimmers…
Yep, it happens to the best of us (and me). The other day, I was giving some kids I work with a practice, and about half-way through, one looks up to me and says, “Are we doing this again?”
It’s the start of a new season, and you’re trying to decide what equipment your team will need. The options are endless: paddles, kickboards, fins, pull buoys, tethers, and even snorkels. The trouble is…budget.
So here’s the scenerio. You have an 8-year-old swimmer and, like most 8-year olds, he/she is pretty new to the sport (even 8-year olds who’ve been swimming for a while are NEW to the sport). You have a decision to make… which path to go down for their future?