A scholarship is a wonderful bonus, but by focusing on it, children may view swimming as work rather than a great life experience.
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.
Sitting in the crowded stands at a swim meet, I realized I had a connection with every person there.
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.
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.
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.
Whether it’s a t-shirt, cap or a bag tag, these little things in swimming mean a whole lot to our swimmers.
Labor Day marked my two-year anniversary of when I started training to swim competitively at the age of 53.
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.
Like many swim parents, I was never a swimmer myself—unless one or two summers taking Red Cross lessons counts.
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.
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.