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SUPPORTING OUR YOUNG SWIMMERS

However friendly your club, when young swimmers are growing up, issues and sticking points can often surface. This is especially the case as they go through puberty and beyond. We believe the entire swimming community has a responsibility to help them rise to the challenges ahead. There’s no better place to start than at your own club.

Beyond the Black Line (BTBL) is a proven program that makes life at this critical development stage easier for everyone within and outside the club. It gives your members access to videos of life experiences of swimmers who’ve already been there. They also have the chance to attend a workshop run by a past or present Australian Dolphins, ideally hosted by your club.

BTBL is fully funded by Swimming Australia and the Australian Swimmers' Association. So feel free to get your members to register for our videos and look into hosting a workshop.

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Swimmers under 18 will need to provide a parent’s email. 

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When friendly competition becomes a power struggle the line can be crossed into bullying. It’s not always physical and can be as simple as relentless high-spirited teasing. But deep down everyone knows what’s hurtful. There’s no hiding from it. If it’s happening to someone in the club, it’s happening to everyone in the club. 

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How do swimmers balance school and swimming? Even when they’ve got that sorted, it can still be tough finding time for mates who aren’t swimmers.That’s where balance comes in. Sharing other events and sports in the club is a great way to relax and open minds to future possibilities. After all, even a gold medal is not a gold pass to success in the years ahead.

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We encourage open honest communication in all areas of swimming. Writing things down and structuring  thoughts before talking signals you have something important to discuss. Making thoughts clearly understood is also skill that can make a big difference in all areas of life.  So let’s start a conversation.

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Really this comes down to having open conversations with your coach, family and club. Clicking on Motivation, Goal setting and Getting along with adults could be pretty useful here.

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Setting challenging yet realistic goals is the best way for a team to stay motivated. Remember Personal Bests aren’t just the times on the board. The time put in both in and out of the pool on a daily basis also counts for a lot. So keep on going and enjoy the journey.

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