Smaller teams offer the ability to develop a good relationship with your coach, such as sitting down at dinner to discuss the upcoming season.
Swim teams come in all different shapes and sizes, and they are from many walks of life.
Some are massive, having close to a thousand swimmers. With each year that goes by another regional or even national title goes to that team that spans across the state, swimming at four different locations.
Now don’t get me wrong, these club teams often breed success in large numbers. They proudly graduate many top-level athletes from their program each year.
But rather, I would like to take a look at the small club teams out there. The teams that swim out of one location, sometimes battling for pool time. The teams whose rosters may consist of 100 swimmers, definitely less than 200. The ones who are often overshadowed by the success of these larger teams but make the sport of swimming what it is, and here’s why. ...