It’s a good idea to talk about social media with your kids earlier rather than later
A scholarship is a wonderful bonus, but by focusing on it, children may view swimming as work rather than a great life experience.
I was a sugar addict! I grew up with a sweet tooth for cereals, candies, pies and pastries. You name it, if it was sweet, I loved it.
Sitting in the crowded stands at a swim meet, I realized I had a connection with every person there.
In 10 years the Iowa City Field House pool would have celebrated its 100th birthday, but a recent decision will see the historic pool renovated and replaced by exercise equipment.
We work with plenty of swimmers of all different levels on a weekly basis, and one of the biggest problems we see across the board is a lack of engaging in legs when swimming freestyle.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime exciting time—having your swimmers recruited by colleges. At this point in their lives, choosing a college is the biggest decision they’ve ever made.
Whether it’s a t-shirt, cap or a bag tag, these little things in swimming mean a whole lot to our swimmers.
Labor Day marked my two-year anniversary of when I started training to swim competitively at the age of 53.
When I was a newer swim mom, I’d get all excited at meets and blurt out something to my kids that I’d later regret.
Like many swim parents, I was never a swimmer myself—unless one or two summers taking Red Cross lessons counts.
After performing many of studies on great and not-so-great swimmers, we have come to appreciate what the ‘desirable values’ are for the differences between peak and trough speeds in each swimming stroke cycle.
Swimming is a sport that requires balance: balance in the water in terms of body position, balance with academics and a social life, and balance for busy parents and a family life.
This weekend we took my baby to college, set up her dorm room, and she begins a brand new journey as an NCAA athlete.