As a Summer League Swim coach, you’ll have a lot more swimmers than coaches on your team. So, it’s important to know that the tank filling isn’t all your responsibility.

The Buddy System will help your team get to the Magic Ratio!

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Pair your swimmers up before a drill, practice, or meet. Have them spend time with someone they might not normally.
  2. Ask your swimmers to take responsibility for filling each other’s tanks, using truthful and specific feedback.

  3.  After, ask each person to share what their Buddy did to fill their tank.


The Buddy System offers many benefits:

  • Teammates will communicate with each other in a positive manner.
  • Swimmers will learn that supporting each other is an important part of being on any team.