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.
Although most of us do not have children with Sam’s natural talent, we can learn a lot from how his parents let him be a kid.
“I tell my swimmers to try for best times and leave on a high note their senior year,” said Tim Hill, a coach with more than 30 years experience at the club and collegiate level.
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To become a leader in this sport and to inspire others to pursue the dream, swimming needs athletes with a “Crazy Love.”
At times, you may feel like you are the worst swimmer on your team. You think that there must be something wrong with you. You are putting in the work just like they are, but you aren’t seeing the results.
Some parents love meets, while others not so much. Here’s are six ways to get more enjoyment out of swim meets.
Goals are important, but we already know that strength alone is not the answer. Yes, strength plays an important role in the big picture, but what are the building blocks of the bigger picture itself, and what does it actually take to be a strong swimmer?
This week’s set mixes in a little dry land work for an added strength element. All dryland elements can be modified to meet the specifics of your pool – the real work lies in getting out of the pool after each 25 and completing some form of body weight exercise.
Hopefully your kids have time off between school and the pool, but even if they don’t, the time off from swimming will make their first school days easier.
There’s been a downward trend in volunteerism the past decade. Each year we have fewer and fewer parents stepping up to help youth sports, schools or other community programs.
“You can’t possibly save someone’s life if you have emotional breakdowns,” someone once told me. I see the reasoning behind their viewpoint, yet I still disagree with their statement and feel that my anxiety disorder does not hinder my abilities in any way.
Seems like everyone wants to speculate that Michael Phelps will return to competition and again go for Olympic gold.
On most days over the past 44 years, Ginny Smith filled the Yarmouth YMCA pool with swimmers, breaking ground for women in coaching and fostering national qualifiers.
RITTER Sports Performance is excited to announce they are now the official sponsor of South Carolina Swimming, LSC.