This team mom is one of the actual swimmers on the team—usually an upperclassman who knows the ropes and is always a little over-prepared for things.
Marni O’Dell, mother of NAG Record-holder Teagan, shares some insights on how keeping things “fun” will keep your child engaged in whatever they’re doing.
The memories and lessons you’ve gained from swimming that go far beyond the lane lines. These are a few of the gifts you will treasure for a lifetime.
How do you handle it if your child says swimming is too repetitive and boring?
Swimming is not about a single race or even a single season. It is about practices, team trips, locker room antics, and so much more.
“Savor every second. Keep on fighting for your dreams forever. You are not just an athlete or just a swimmer. Embrace the joy.”
If your child is not finding his or her current club challenging enough, what are the options in finding a new place to train?
As a swim parent, I learned a few things through years of volunteering, car pooling and washing endless loads of towels. Here are six lessons I’ve learned.