Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

SwimMom Musings: It’s All About Family

Perhaps more than any other sport, swimming is truly a family affair.

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Shout from the Stands: What’s Missing from the Hazing Conversation

Hazing still occurs all over the country even with efforts such as anti-hazing contracts, education, warnings, and consequences. So, what are we missing?

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Shout from the Stands: Fluidity Over Force

In swimming, going with the flow is both proverbial and literal as the water works with you or against you.

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SwimMom Musings: What Is A Coach

Literally thousands of articles have been written about what qualities you find in the very best swim coaches. Having been around this sport for 14 years, I have seen my share of all types of coaches.

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Shout From the Stands: Swimming Without Limits

It has been a difficult journey to get where I am at today, but I have met some of the most amazing people through this journey. I have learned that with hard work and a positive outlook you can achieve anything.

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Practice Tips, Exercises for Beginner Swimmers

With the onset of summer, we head back to the pool, excited to get wet and cool off but struggling to remember what gear to bring and which skills to practice first. In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for beginning swimmers.

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Confessions of a Helicopter Mom: Learn from Mistakes

Parenting has taught me I am far from perfect. There are so many new emotional situations thrown at us with no instruction manual. Hopefully, we learn from our mistakes and won’t keep repeating the same ones over and over.

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Scared of Swimming in the Ocean: Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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My Favorite Swim Team Prep Drill for Butterfly

It’s no secret butterfly can be a challenging stroke for any swimmer, regardless of the level. It’s imperative to break the butterfly stroke down piece by piece and simply think about one aspect of the stroke at a time.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Handle Conflicts

Here are five tips to use at the pool and in other areas of your life with coaches, teachers and other parents.

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Shout From The Stands: My Second Home

The pool is what my team bonds over, the love for swimming holding us together as a swim family, which I affectionately refer to as my “second family.” It might be a pool to anyone else, but to me, it is my second home.

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FINA to extend Convention partnership with TritonWear

FINA is delighted to announce TritonWear will continue as an Event Partner for the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention, to be held at Intercontinental Hangzhou, China, 8–10 December 2018.

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From Swim Mom to Scilly Swimmer

How did one of my fellow Southern California swim moms find herself 35 miles off the coast of Cornwall, UK, swimming 15K and walking 10K through the Isles of Scilly?

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Teaching America’s WWII Navy Fighter Pilots to Swim

When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, most Americans did not know how to swim. That fateful December morning, the future of swimming changed when the war moved from the sea to the skies.

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I Am A Swam Mom

As of this morning, I am no longer a swim mom. I know it seems trivial to say. How can something my children do identify me so much? But here I sit, with alligator tears in my eyes, knowing I will never watch my children swim another competitive race again. It’s killing me.

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