Two outstanding traits of swimmers are perseverance and grit. We hear those words tossed around the pool deck, but what exactly do they mean and is it possible to help our kids gain those traits?
Whether you are Olympic bound, swimming in the NCAA or just enjoying high school or summer swim, the most important ideal that you must embrace is: Be a Person of Character.
Parenting has taught me I am far from perfect. There are so many new emotional situations thrown at us with no instruction manual. Hopefully, we learn from our mistakes and won’t keep repeating the same ones over and over.
Here are five tips to use at the pool and in other areas of your life with coaches, teachers and other parents.
How did one of my fellow Southern California swim moms find herself 35 miles off the coast of Cornwall, UK, swimming 15K and walking 10K through the Isles of Scilly?
was so fortunate to have amazing swim moms on my children’s team when I was a newbie. They took me under their wings and taught me the ropes around the pool. Here are 10 things about swimming that I learned from swim moms.
As of this morning, I am no longer a swim mom. I know it seems trivial to say. How can something my children do identify me so much? But here I sit, with alligator tears in my eyes, knowing I will never watch my children swim another competitive race again. It’s killing me.
Although most of us do not have children with Sam’s natural talent, we can learn a lot from how his parents let him be a kid.