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6 Positive Things To Help Your Kids Prepare For Meets

This past weekend, I was at my second swim meet where I was the swimmer. I made the plunge once before—a year ago.

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How To Build A Champion Powered Travel & Food Plan

I’m sitting on a 3.5-hour airplane ride and the thought occurred to me that most people really struggle with their food plan when traveling.

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Make A Splash For Diabetes UK By Swimming The English Channel

Love swimming? If the answer’s yes, then you’re just who Diabetes UK is looking for join our Swim22 Challenge and raise money for research and support for people with the condition.

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Social Media: Can You Manage It?

When you are being recruited, the first thing coaches peruse is your social media habits and your comments. This is your opportunity to shine and sell your potential, but a lot of swimmers are not thinking when they rapidly type in the first thing that comes to mind.


5 Tips For Swim Parents Before The Big Meet

In few weeks, it will be that time of year when you’ll find yourself sitting in the stands at the season’s biggest meet. Your swimmer has been working for months and you’ve been doing your part to get them to and from practice on a daily basis—all in preparation for their target meet.


Why Manners In The First Degree Matter for College Recruits

The old saying, “first impressions” could not be more true when you have your first contact with your potential college swim coach.


Swim Across America Grants $4.5 Million & Announces 2017 Schedule

Swim Across America has granted $4,571,922 in 2016 to fund clinical trials and cancer research at 18 institutions. This equals 71% of SAAs total 2016 revenue

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What Should Your Child Eat At Swim Meets?

I discussed this question with several swim moms from a variety of backgrounds, including two nurses, former swimmers, athletes, a dietitian and parents of Olympians, to find out their advice about nutrition at meets.


Shouts From The Stands: Synchronized Swimming: Is It Really A Sport?

Is synchronized swimming really a sport? Despite the doubt of many people, synchronized swimming is one of the most underrated but most difficult sports, and it certainly deserves to be in the Olympic games.


Can We Build A Better College Meet Schedule?

As a collegiate distance swimmer, I had plenty of things to gripe about to my mid-distance counterparts: more monotonous workouts, a shorter taper timeline, and a distinct lack of yoga during morning practices.


How Much Faster Do Swimmers Get In College?

One of the most fundamental aspects of a swimmer’s season is improvement – only one swimmer can win Olympic gold in each event, but every swimmer has the opportunity to measure success or not against their own best times.


3 Things Swim Parents Can and Cannot Control

We’re our children’s major role models, and they learn from us how to act when things don’t go well.

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Jerome Smith Doesn’t Let Heart Problems Stop Him From Swimming

After suffering a heart attack six years ago, Jerome Smith’s heart only pumps at 34 percent of a healthy one. But that hasn’t kept the 73-year-old from blasting away at SCAQ Masters swim workouts. And now he plans to compete in his first swim meet in 15 years.

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Recovery Strategies For Athletes

The human body is an amazing machine.  It can recover from some extreme conditions, bounce back from injury and thrive when given the right circumstances.


What’s The Best Advice For New Swim Parents?

Here are five things I’d suggest to a new swim parent…


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