Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Shouts From the Stands: One Second Too Slow

We’ve all been there: months of dreaming, hours of training, and an absurd amount of meticulous planning for the day when you meet that coveted qualifying standard. And then you don’t.

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SwimMom Musings: Find Your Circle

Earlier this week, I read an important quote about the importance of finding your circle – or as some call it – your tribe. Nowhere is this more important than in college swimming.

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What Time Taught Me About Living in the Present

It has been just over five years since my life changed forever and I have spent so much time trying make sense of what I was supposed to learn from my back injury that ended my collegiate athletic career.

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Conscious and Subconscious Training Strategies

Thru added knowledge of shaping the physics, we know that if we want to get closer to the truth, we need to add another layer to our training. It’s not just about quality and quantity anymore, it’s also about Conscious and Subconscious training strategies.

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6 Parent Tips About Nerves at Meets

Here are six tips on how to relax at meets for parents and to share with our kids.

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Six Things That Transpire When You Stop Swimming Competitively

I was a competitive swimmer from when I was six until seventeen. Here are six things that happened to me when I stopping swimming that no one told me would occur.

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Shouts From the Stands: A Letter to Me

Thank you for choosing the best sport in the world. Here you will learn how it feels to move and how it feels to be moved.

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The 8 D’s to Success: How (Being) a Great Student-Athlete Makes (You) a Great Employee

I’m going to be honest here, I thought that having the words “Student-Athlete” on my resume would carry me straight to the front steps of my first job. Well, newsflash, it’s not that simple.

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Ask Swim Mom: What Makes a Great Coach?

Courtesy: Elizabeth Wickham Dear Swim Mom, In your experience as a long-time swim parent, what do you think makes a…

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Taking 5 with Eric Hedlin

This act of kindness was just so lovely and unexpected I decided to find out more about Eric Hedlin.

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Swim Mom Musings: You Were Made for This Moment

The culture begins and ends with you. Coaches, are you made for this moment?

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Why Swimming Downhill in Open Water Won’t Work

Very often on pool decks around the world you hear the phrase SWIM DOWNHILL. While I think this is to denote ease, quite the opposite is true.

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How To Win: Lessons from Mr. Rogers and Twin Brothers

I am here to give you the one simple secret that will ensure you and the age groupers you care about manage success and failure with grace.

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What Can Parents Do If No One Recruits Their Child?

College recruiting can be an exhilarating and exciting experience. That is if your child is getting emails and interest from the schools he or she wants to attend. But what happens when the phone doesn’t ring?

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College Cheating Scandal Aside, The Good Things About College Athletics

The recent college bribery scandal has a lot of parents outraged—including myself. Our kids work so hard to get into college, both in the pool and academically. It’s disheartening to learn that parents paid to get their kids into school — and that college coaches took bribes.

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