Opinion

12 Hints You Might Be a Hovering, Helicopter Swim Parent

Here are 12 things we may do around the pool our kids should take over as they grow. Some we should never do.

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SwimMom Musings: Coaches Who Shine and Those Who Don’t

If you’ve been in this sport long enough every swimmer has had their share of the best, worst. and those in the middle. Sometimes swimmers don’t even realize what they have until they are gone.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 76% Betting On American Legacy in Men’s 100 Back

More than three-quarters of voters expressed confidence that the Americans would keep their historic levels of dominance in the men’s 100 backstroke, with no other country getting more than 11% of the total votes.

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SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 2

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

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Summertime Sacrifices of a Year-Round Swimmer

During summer vacation, it can be difficult for swimmers to stay motivated to work hard as they watch their peers play hard.

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Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 1

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

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Lane Synergy Can Lead to a World of Change

It’s a wonder how we overlook awareness of other swimmers as an opportunity for self-improvement.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Predict Sjostrom As Top 100 Freestyler of 2018

Almost half of voters predicted that Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom would hold the world’s fastest 100 freestyle time by the end of this summer’s season.

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Shouts from the Stands: The “Other” Tiger Sharks

Courtesy: Michael Moriarty Last Saturday, the defending Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) champion Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks invaded nearby Langley Swim…

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3 Mistakes Swim Parents Should Never Make

Maybe there are perfect swim parents out there, but some of us need to remember that swimming offers many life lessons. Step back, let your kids learn and have fun. You will, too. Here are three tips on what swim parents should never do…

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“This Is Supposed To Be Uncomfortably Tight, Right?” And Other Tech Suit Misconceptions

It’s time to get a new tech suit. You’re excited, but you brace yourself for the worst. These suits are…

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Embracing the Mindset of a Summer League Swimmer

You’re 7 years old, and your alarm sounds at 8:30AM on a sunny summer day. You eagerly hop out of…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick Prenot To Regain 200 Breast Lead

Nearly 40% of respondents picked Prenot, who has the fastest career time of the bunch, though he fell to 4th last season and sits just 5th this season.

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12 Parent Tips on How to Behave at Swim Practice

I haven’t been the perfect swim parent. I’ve learned from my own mistakes, plus from watching other parents. If you’re an involved swim parent, you’ve seen interesting days on the pool deck, with new parents and more seasoned ones.

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The Road to Tokyo: A Legal Perspective On Olympic Preparation In The United States

A legal perspective on Olympic preparation in the United States from Joshua Bratter.

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