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.
This weekend we took my baby to college, set up her dorm room, and she begins a brand new journey as an NCAA athlete.
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.
The Long Island Aquatic Club has been the epicenter of American swimming for the last two weeks/
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.
That’s right, sports drink is not on my ‘critical’ list. Neither are supplements!
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.
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.
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.
Swim parents share in the excitement and disappointments of our children’s journey in swimming.
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.
It is often the case where studies are concerned that positive results get published but negative results do not.
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.
The numbers support what the eye can see: Adam Peaty is historically-dominant in the men’s breaststrokes.