On Mother’s Day, we tend to reflect on the myriad roles we play in the lives of our children.
In a recent webinar by parenting expert David Benzel, from Growing Champions for Life, he offered several tips for having better conversations with our kids about their sports. Benzel works with many sports organizations including USA Swimming.
I have a question for swim coaches and parents. When our kids have huge dreams, should we tell them what is realistic and reasonable? Or, do encourage them to dream?
If you’re looking for something active and fun to do together as a family there are many choices like running, skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, and yes, swimming. Kids naturally love to be in the pool and it makes us old folks feel good, too.
We are famous in the world of swimming for tossing around Champion like it is some badge of honor for the most elite for those who can compete at the highest levels and win.
Through my years as a swim mom, I’ve worked different jobs at meets. Some I loved, and others not so much. There’re many positions and it’s easy to find one that fits your personality.
“Southern California Swimming’s House of Delegates voted unanimously to prohibit the wearing of ‘Tech’ suits in Age Group competition at committee level (BRW), invitationals, dual/tri and intrasquads.”
In the time that you’re not okay, lean on your team and lean on your sport. You are not a burden, and the relationships you form through times like these creates an unbreakable bond that you will cherish forever.
At one time or another we have all been encouraged to set meaningful goals for ourselves.
There are not many vitamins where food is NOT the body’s best source. In fact, there is only one: vitamin D.
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” is a famous positive affirmation by French psychologist and pharmacist Émile Coué, 1857-1926.
Of all the great treasures of swimming, nothing is more important or profoundly character-defining as how an athlete responds as a teammate.
Getting your nutrition right is key for athletic success. The right meal and snack choices every day will significantly improve your performance in training and competition.
1- “How do I motivate my child when she’s frustrated and doesn’t see progress—and her friends are getting ribbons?”
2 – “My eight-year-old is talented but she doesn’t love swimming as much as she used to—what should I do?”