Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

4 Tips To Find Balance As A Swim Parent

Swimming is a sport that requires balance: balance in the water in terms of body position, balance with academics and a social life, and balance for busy parents and a family life.

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SwimMom Musings: Take Your Mark

This weekend we took my baby to college, set up her dorm room, and she begins a brand new journey as an NCAA athlete.

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4 Tips To Avoid Being A Helicopter Swim Parent

What could possibly go wrong with ensuring our children’s lives are smooth and saving them from costly mistakes? Studies show that kids of helicopter parents often suffer at school and in the workplace.

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Here’s to the Volunteers – We Did It!

The Long Island Aquatic Club has been the epicenter of American swimming for the last two weeks/

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When Should Water Polo Tactic Be Taught?

Tactic is a key component of all team sports and it requires high coordination abilities. More specifically, in the case of water polo, players need to be able to coordinate in water.

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Sports Nutrition: Extracting Those Precious Seconds

That’s right, sports drink is not on my ‘critical’ list. Neither are supplements!

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An Introduction Into Nutrition Philosophy

As a Dietitian, I am a person, not a diet.

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4 Tips For Swim Parents About Visiting Other Teams

If you’re going out of town, ask your coach for a recommendation of a team to train with. If your coach doesn’t have a connection, look up teams on USA Swimming’s website.

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The Final Frontier PT 3: Coupling Motions

One of the reasons that I believe that the up kick on butterfly and freestyle kick (or down kick in backstroke) and powerful coupling motions are two of the last frontiers of fast swimming is that few coaches or swimmers really recognize how important they are or even what they are.

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Sarah Sjostrom – Queen Of All The Sprints

Sarah Sjostrom had a remarkable World Championships in Budapest. She broke the World Records in the 50m and 100m freestyles, winning gold and silver in the individual events.

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5 Tips For Swim Parents About The Journey

Swim parents share in the excitement and disappointments of our children’s journey in swimming.

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SwimMom Musings: Take Your Mark

For as long as I can remember, I have been a swim mom. Summer League, high school, USA Swimming: they have filled my family’s lives with such profound joy, cherished friendships, and life lessons about laughter and loss.

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Budapest Lane Changes Hold No Explanatory Effect On Speed

It is often the case where studies are concerned that positive results get published but negative results do not.

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A Look At The Stats From Budapest World Championships

Now that the World Championships in Budapest have come to a close, let’s take a look back at the numbers and see what’s interesting.

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Degrees of Dominance (with Peaty, Ledecky, and Sjostrom)

The numbers support what the eye can see: Adam Peaty is historically-dominant in the men’s breaststrokes.

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