After each competition, coaches will distribute patches to each swimmer who meets any of the milestones listed below. The patches can be ironed and sewn onto swim bags or towels so swimmers can proudly display their achievements.
Parents, your swimmers need your help in adding these patches to their bags or towels to make this part of the program a success!
- Meet Participation: earn a Panther Patch for attending your first meet
- Proper Technique: earn a STAR patch the first time you swim a stroke properly in an event
- Distance Challenge: earn a 100M Club, 200M Club or 400M Club patch when you go the distance in an event for the first time this year
- Motivational Times: earn Panther black and gold patches for meeting our club’s time standards in your events of 50M or more, and reach to earn USA Swimming patches as you improve your times during the year
Personal Best T-shirts
A PB shirt is statement of your personal success that you can wear. Order a great “Lap it up!” t-shirt this year for only 200 baht. This t-shirt can be turned in after each competition and the Incentives Team will stamp black panthers on the back of the shirt for EVERY PB you earn this season! Keep doing your best, and watch the shirt change throughout the season.
Note on PB shirts: orders placed at registration will be honored and delivered to the swimmers at practice when the order comes in. If you missed out on ordering at registration, please contact Jill Sonderby to purchase a shirt. After the first competition, turn the t-shirt in to the PB Basket (location of basket tbd) with your swimmer’s name clearly labeled, we’ll stamp the shirts and return them to the classrooms.
Earn USA Swimming patches as you improve your times during the year
PB Books will be distributed to the MS squads by the coaches, who will explain how to use the books to track personal progress and set goals for the swim season.