Don’t Blink: Memories of a Summer Swim Team Parent

In 1999, I would not have believed you if you had told me back then that the Bolger family would dedicate every June and July to the Mount Vernon Park Gators, and that we would have loved nearly every minute of it,

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26 Tips to Help Swim Coaches to Avoid Boring Routines

The current ease with which young people can choose to participate in other, more entertaining activities should encourage us to seek strategies capable of helping them to choose the sport of swimming. 26 strategies are listed here.

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It all started with summer league swimming

“It is now the summer I turn 18. I am currently head coach of my summer league team, and it is by far the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had.”

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10 Signs You May Be a Helicopter Swim Parent

Here are 10 signs that you might be a helicopter swim parent. These examples are from my own mistakes and observing parents through the years.

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8 Tips for Triathlon Parents

Monique McDonough is a 5-time Ironman finisher who juggles parenthood, training, and a full-time job as a consultant.

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2016 Rio Mascots to Star in Own Cartoon Network Series

Really want to start getting into the 2016 Rio spirit?  On August 5th, exactly one year before the 2016 Opening…

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Natalie Coughlin Featured On Cover Of ESPN’s “The Body” Issue – Video Interview

“One of the things I love about the Body Issue so much is that it celebrates the bodies that allow us to be successful in our sport. As a sports fan, I love seeing the differences in body types.”

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The 12 Swimmers You See at Your Local Swim Meets

Here are 12 of the swimmers you see on deck at your local swim meet. Where do you fit in?

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Making a Difference: Minnesota’s Kaela Anderson Donates Bone Marrow

Three years ago, Student-Athlete Development intern Kaela Anderson made a small decision that ended up having a big impact on her life – and changed the life of someone else.

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #1 Happy 30th Birthday to the Greatest Ever

Phelps Phelps Phelps. He’s 30 now, but will be looking to add more hardware to his collection of Olympic Medals which is now 22-deep.

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Shouts from the Stands: Freedom, and how I became the fastest dad in America

In the spirit of our Founding Fathers who wanted the Independence and Freedom to experiment with better practices, I hope you can learn something from my last year’s journey of life, liberty and the pursuit of happy swimming.

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6 Mental Training Hacks for Swimmers

Swimming – and sport in general – offers a rich proving ground for developing mental training skills that can serve you a great deal of good outside of the pool. Here are 6 hacks for getting the most of that grey mush between your ears.

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10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate

We’ve all been there — 12 swimmers, 1 lane. Here are 10 ways to be an awesome lane-mate when lane space is at a premium.

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10 Swimming Patches for Swim Parents

There are so many cool patches for the swimmers, my question is “Where’s the Love for the Swim Parents?” Here are my 10 suggestions for Swim Parent Patches.

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Why The Fundamental Law of Drag Matters in Swimming

Gary Hall Sr: “I consider frontal drag the number one enemy of the swimmer. In the medium of our sport, water, which is about 800 times denser than air, drag forces impact the speed of a swimmer at significantly lower speeds than in air.”

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Are You Swimming Faster in Practice than Competition? Here’s Why.

It can be infuriating and mystifying for swimmers to swim faster in practice than competition. Here is the simple reason for why this happens.

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