Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

How Does Social Media Affect College Recruiting?

It’s a good idea to talk about social media with your kids earlier rather than later

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Why Do We Want Our Kids to Swim?

A scholarship is a wonderful bonus, but by focusing on it, children may view swimming as work rather than a great life experience.

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Sugar: Get The Facts!

I was a sugar addict! I grew up with a sweet tooth for cereals, candies, pies and pastries. You name it, if it was sweet, I loved it.

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7 Things Swim Families Share

Sitting in the crowded stands at a swim meet, I realized I had a connection with every person there.

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The Death Of A Legend

In 10 years the Iowa City Field House pool would have celebrated its 100th birthday, but a recent decision will see the historic pool renovated and replaced by exercise equipment.

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Video: The Most Common Mistake Swimming Freestyle

We work with plenty of swimmers of all different levels on a weekly basis, and one of the biggest problems we see across the board is a lack of engaging in legs when swimming freestyle.

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4 Tips For Swim Parents About Recruiting

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime exciting time—having your swimmers recruited by colleges. At this point in their lives, choosing a college is the biggest decision they’ve ever made.

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Little Things That Count In Swimming

Whether it’s a t-shirt, cap or a bag tag, these little things in swimming mean a whole lot to our swimmers.

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Getting Back Into The Swimming State Of Mind

Labor Day marked my two-year anniversary of when I started training to swim competitively at the age of 53.

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Things To Say – Or Not To Say – To Your Swimmers

When I was a newer swim mom, I’d get all excited at meets and blurt out something to my kids that I’d later regret.

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How Can I Inspire My Child In Swimming?

Like many swim parents, I was never a swimmer myself—unless one or two summers taking Red Cross lessons counts.

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Why The Peaks and Troughs Of The Swimming Stroke Cycle Matter

After performing many of studies on great and not-so-great swimmers, we have come to appreciate what the ‘desirable values’ are for the differences between peak and trough speeds in each swimming stroke cycle.

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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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