If you feel that swimming is important for your child and has an overall positive effect, do whatever you can to keep your child in a swimming club. Madison thrives from swimming.
If your club’s not the best don’t let it put you off, complain, try to improve, it’s a win, win situation.
Try to become an official that will help improve your understanding of the sport.
When your child gets seriously competitive and your club isn’t the best try and change club, I would even move to be near a good club.
Luckily we live near the LACPP and they do some great competitions.