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9 Steps to Teaching Swim Lessons

Teaching a young child to swim can be challenging. Here are my nine steps to teaching swim lessons.

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Swim Mom Musings: A Season is a Lifetime

It is dark outside. Many kids are enjoying their last week of sleeping in. But for the swimmer, today is a new beginning. It is a new season. The sun has not risen and the pool glistens with possibilities.

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Revolutionary OnCourse Goggles a Game Changer in Open Water

Most open water swimmers struggle with swimming in a straight line practicing or during competition. They zig-zag wasting precious energy. Not anymore. Now you can swim straight with OnCourse goggles.

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8 Swim Coaches and Their Philosophies

8 Swim Coaches and Their Philosophies

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A 4-Time Olympian’s Thoughts on How to Prepare Kids for College

“I had the pleasure of talking with Jill Sterkel, four-time Olympian, gold medalist and former head coach of University of Texas women’s swim team… As a coach, she had lots of experience with incoming freshman, plus she’s a parent.”

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Shouts From The Stands: Boosting Digital Footprint Can Give Recruits the Winning Edge

This advice stands contrary to what high school seniors may have been told, but it’s important that they don’t hide themselves online during the college admissions process.

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Why The Power of the Surge Matters in Swimming

What most coaches don’t realize is that each stroke has an underwater phase…or at least it should.

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Go In-depth with Swim Coach Dan Bullock

Dan has been coaching since 1990. He is a swimmer, former triathlete and now open water swimmer and coach. He has helped thousands get fit for adventures from their first novice Triathlon to swimming the English Channel.

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Ever Considered Owning Your Own Swim Business?

Do you love swimming? Are you a coach or former swimmer with a lot experience in the sport? Have you ever considered owning your own swim businesses?

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What Does your Training Swimsuit say about you?

Ladies, ladies, ladies. Just when we thought the swimming pool was a safe haven for not caring about what you look like… SWIM Practice FASHION is a ‘thing’ these days.

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Swim Across America Announces the Crazy Big Swim

The Crazy Big Swim is the world’s largest virtual swim meet to break a Guinness World Record and raise money to fight childhood cancer.

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The Brick Now in Use by 5 of the Top 20 NCAA Division I Teams

THE BRICK is the world’s first-ever coreboard, a 6 lb weighted kickboard that turns any kick set into a total body workout that actually changes a swimmer’s body position in the water—even after the kicking is done.

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4 Keys to Success When Preparing to Sprint with Ivy Martin

Every swimmer knows the most successful swimmers are also the most confident swimmers. Sprint freestyle races, like any other race, require a lot of confidence in order to be successful particularly because there is no room for error!

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Shout from the Stands: What we learn from Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps can teach us so much about swimming, sports in general, and reaching your fullest potential. He shows us that you don’t have to be perfect to be the best.

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New Teen Novel Stars a Swimmer

What would it take to keep you out of the water? In A Matter of Heart, a new novel from Random House for teens 12 and up, that’s the question that faces 16-year-old Abby Lipman.

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