Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

The Sunshine Vitamin

There are not many vitamins where food is NOT the body’s best source. In fact, there is only one: vitamin D.  

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Help Your Kids Get Better Every Day, In Every Way

“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.

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SwimMom Musings: What Is A Teammate?

Of all the great treasures of swimming, nothing is more important or profoundly character-defining as how an athlete responds as a teammate. 

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Eat Right, Swim Faster – A Nutritional Guide

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.

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2 Questions From New Swim Parents

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?”

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Ashley Twichell: “Thank You,” Coach Rose

U.S. National Team member Ashley Twichell is a 2-time World Champion in open water swimming, including an individual win in the…

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How Does Social Media Affect College Recruiting?

It’s a good idea to talk about social media with your kids earlier rather than later

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Why Do We Want Our Kids to Swim?

A scholarship is a wonderful bonus, but by focusing on it, children may view swimming as work rather than a great life experience.

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Sugar: Get The Facts!

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.

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7 Things Swim Families Share

Sitting in the crowded stands at a swim meet, I realized I had a connection with every person there.

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The Death Of A Legend

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.

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Video: The Most Common Mistake Swimming Freestyle

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.

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4 Tips For Swim Parents About Recruiting

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.

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Little Things That Count In Swimming

Whether it’s a t-shirt, cap or a bag tag, these little things in swimming mean a whole lot to our swimmers.

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Getting Back Into The Swimming State Of Mind

Labor Day marked my two-year anniversary of when I started training to swim competitively at the age of 53.

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