I believe that if our kids want to swim in college, they can find a school that fits—and it can be a wonderful experience. I also understand that swimming on a college team is not for everyone.
No matter your skill level, swimming can always teach you something. You just have to be willing to learn. Here are my top 5 ways that swimming prepares you for life.
My beautiful swimmer girl, who was just four years old yesterday, will be transferring next fall. It is a scary and brave decision to alter your course if it is not taking you where you want to go.
Is it possible for something to completely break you as an athlete, but than later provide physical healing, mental therapy, personal acceptance and extreme gratitude for the sport? It took almost 25 years, but yes, swimming has done just that.
Watching our kids compete can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. One minute I’m on top of the world when they get a best time and win their event. Then, in the abyss when they don’t show up for their event and I wonder what happened.
Kids talk a lot among themselves and I’ve overheard my son and teammates say they feel like the coach has a favorite. Is there anything I can do to make this situation better for my son and his friends?
We’ve all been there: months of dreaming, hours of training, and an absurd amount of meticulous planning for the day when you meet that coveted qualifying standard. And then you don’t.
Earlier this week, I read an important quote about the importance of finding your circle – or as some call it – your tribe. Nowhere is this more important than in college swimming.
It has been just over five years since my life changed forever and I have spent so much time trying make sense of what I was supposed to learn from my back injury that ended my collegiate athletic career.
It’s not just about quality and quantity of training anymore, it’s also about Conscious and Subconscious training strategies.
Here are six tips on how to relax at meets for parents and to share with our kids.
I was a competitive swimmer from when I was six until seventeen. Here are six things that happened to me when I stopping swimming that no one told me would occur.
Thank you for choosing the best sport in the world. Here you will learn how it feels to move and how it feels to be moved.
I’m going to be honest here, I thought that having the words “Student-Athlete” on my resume would carry me straight to the front steps of my first job. Well, newsflash, it’s not that simple.