“We have always done it that way”, is a phrase I have heard uttered far too often by coaches in response to a challenge of their training methods.
What can we do to help our kids overcome anxiety when they’re racing at swim meets? When my son was in the 11-12 age group, he would get so scared at meets. I’d watch him turn pale and physically shut down.
Nothing makes the grind of sitting through a four-hour prelim session even longer for a swim parent than listening to an annoying public address announcer – or one that cannot be clearly heard.
Swim coaches coach because they love the sport and their athletes. And we love ’em right back. Here are 10 swim coach stereotypes that we see on our local pool decks.
Ryan Lochte sides with the shark when Great White battles Great Gold (Michael Phelps) on the Discovery Channel on July 23rd.
2017 FINA World Championships start in less than a week, and you can get the SwimSwam Magazine World Championships Preview as a digital issue now.
Legendary swimmer Cynthia “Sippy” Woodhead broke her first world record at age 14 and won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics six years later. She now enjoys life on deck as a swim parent.
“A coach once told me that his favorite swim parents are the ones who jump in and help–wherever they are needed–and don’t expect anything in return. Keep that in mind, especially at swim meets.”
Can we try too hard to achieve our goals in the pool? Is there a point where our passion for our swimming becomes counter-productive?
Ever catch yourself drifting off mentally? Here are 3 ways to stay focused.
Athletes Connected was created to provide athletes with support, coping skills and breakdown stigma surrounding mental health so that athletes would be more likely to address their mental wellness…
British superstar Adam Peaty wore a different kind of suit as he waltzed into the Royal Box of Wimbledon this week.
Swimming teaches our children so many life lessons on a daily basis.
The journey towards swimming for the Harvard men wasn’t always an easy one, and Schuyler initially postponed his enrollment at Harvard.
Copy and paste the code below into your web editor to embed this category's top swimming stories into your website.
Here's how the widget will display on your site:Lifestyle Swimming News by SwimSwam