Psych Sibs is an optional.
You must sign your child up for them to participate and be given a pairing.
- Psych-Sibs is ateam bonding activity.
- A sign-up list is posted on the bulletin board the second week of practice.
- Please ensure your child will be attending home meets.
- Usually an older child is paired with a younger child.
- Psych Sibs get to know each other.
- Psych Sibs cheer for each other.
- Examples: Psych Sibs usually show their encouragement at HOME meets by bringing a written note or poster saying something like, “Go Suzy — you will be great!” or “Swim Fast, Courtney!” Often a candy, gum, or fruit snack is included. (Parents of older Psych Sibs may want to check with the parents of their child’s “younger” Psych Sib to see what kind of snack they allow their child to have.) Please do not spend a lot of money. A “dollar store” can be a great place to find gifts.
- Psych Sibs is all about getting to know and care about your teammates. Younger children look up to older kids and can learn a lot about the swim team. The older children can take pride in helping to make younger swimmers feel like a special part of the team.
- For the championships at the end of July, a special note or treat is given at the Psych-up Party.
- Feel free to get ideas from families who have been doing this for a few years.