Do you have any ideas on how to get her to want to go to practice like she used to? Is it better to let her miss practice or make her go?
If your athlete spends 16-18 years in a sport like swimming, the coaches they experience along the way have a powerful influence over the adults they become.
Submarine parents are under water, out of view but are ready to surface in an emergency. They aren’t guiding their children as much as allowing them to forge their own path, but they are there when needed.
Here are five thoughts about using punishment and bribes to motivate our children to do well.
I think she’d fit in better with the senior level swimmers who are faster. What can I do to help her get moved up?
In my years as a swim mom and Masters swimmer, we’ve gone to city hall more than once to express the importance of keeping the pool open or to gain support for our team. Education and promotion of swimming throughout the community to non-swimmers and city staff can only help make our sport stronger.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. This is a memorable day for swim moms because of the intense roll we play in the lives of athletes.
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.