Our daughter likes the new team because many of her friends from school are on it, but at the same time she is frustrated and disappointed with not achieving her goals.
I have a question for swim coaches and parents. When our kids have huge dreams, should we tell them what is realistic and reasonable? Or, do encourage them to dream?
If you’re looking for something active and fun to do together as a family there are many choices like running, skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, and yes, swimming. Kids naturally love to be in the pool and it makes us old folks feel good, too.
On Mother’s Day, we tend to reflect on the myriad roles we play in the lives of our children.
In a thin book, thick with advice, called 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents, sports parenting expert Janis B. Meredith explores why some parents sit in the stands happy while others are negative and complaining. Here are three of my favorite habits from her list of 11 habits of happy sports parents.
Whether you are Olympic bound, swimming in the NCAA or just enjoying high school or summer swim, the most important ideal that you must embrace is: Be a Person of Character.
Two outstanding traits of swimmers are perseverance and grit. We hear those words tossed around the pool deck, but what exactly do they mean and is it possible to help our kids gain those traits?
Two weeks ago, Panama City, Florida and the surrounding area were hit by one of the strongest Hurricanes to ever make landfall on the United States. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many members of the swim community who have reached out to us in this time of need.
Before losing you I’d never cherished swimming, running, school, or held onto the gift of life so tightly until the day I heard you had passed and watched balloons fly to the sky in your memory.
It’s okay the decision you made did not work out as you planned and a new one is upon you. This is your journey, and your athletic career.
As I am preparing to become a college swim mom and people are asking me about whether year-round swimming is worth it.
Perhaps more than any other sport, swimming is truly a family affair.
Hazing still occurs all over the country even with efforts such as anti-hazing contracts, education, warnings, and consequences. So, what are we missing?
In swimming, going with the flow is both proverbial and literal as the water works with you or against you.