Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Sippy Woodhead’s Tips For SwimSwam Parents

Legendary swimmer Cynthia “Sippy” Woodhead broke her first world record at age 14 and won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics six years later. She now enjoys life on deck as a swim parent.

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Things To Focus On During The Summer Season

Of course, not everyone can say they are spending their summer training for the national championship meet.

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SwimMom Musings: Long Goodbyes

Today is my birthday. My 14th Year as a swim mom and I’ll spend it at a meet.

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Greenwyche Wins RCSL City Team Title

Greenwyche Pool slipped by Jones Valley for the overall team title at the 52nd Rocket City Swim League City Meet at the Huntsville Aquatic Center Sunday.

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Video: An Olympian’s Meet Warm Up

Championship meet season is a complex time in every swimmer’s life.

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Does My Swimmer Need Private Lessons?

I’ve read that private lessons for youth sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry. Do private lessons pay off? Are they necessary?

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Rio Retrospective: The Stories Told By Statistics

Courtesy of Steven Gambino With Rio in the rear view mirror and World Championships on the horizon, we can once…

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Video: We Wore Michael Phelps’ Racing Suit

As championship meet season approaches, we’ve decided our next few videos will highlight various aspects of a championship meet environment.

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Pro Life of an Olympic Swimmer – The Jacob Pebley Brand

Jacob Pebley has emerged as one of the most elite backstrokers in the world, and he’s serious about building his brand–his pro career.

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Video: That’s Not How You Do A Flip Turn…

This week we are joined by former Tennessee collegiate swimmer Lauren Driscoll as she breaks down one of the most famous drills out there; Tennessee Turns.

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The Love Of Swim Parents

You’ll know how much I love you when you have your own kids. My mom used to say that.

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Swim Parents: Take A Moment To Celebrate

When your swimmer is working towards a goal, sometimes it takes more than one season to achieve it. I remember when my child made her first Junior National cut she said, “The ninth time is the charm!”

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10 Reasons Why Swim Dads Are The Best Dads – Father’s Day

Swim dads are the unsung heroes of swimming and without them, teams would have a tough time staying afloat.

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Being Broken: An Educational Anecdote

If nothing else, I wish to remind all swimmers that they are a special breed of athlete. Whatever you do, try not to put yourself in a situation that renders you handicapped, incapable, or inferior to your regular self.

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Video: The Double Tap Freestyle Drill

Our apologies for the week off! With all of the crazy weather that comes through South Florida, sometimes we do wish we were training indoors.

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