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SwimMom Musings: Be The One Who Shines

Just returned from my first Conference  Champs in the NCAA where swimmers actually competed with athletes in another conference – an opportunity to make new friends, test your endurance, and observe the sport from a new perspective.

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Enough Winter Olympics, Pivot Towards 2020 Summer Olympics

Enough ice dancing. Enough speed skating. Enough skeleton-ing. Enough about Norway.

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The Swim Parents I Couldn’t Understand

During my children’s age group years, there were always a few parents that I didn’t “get.”

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Swimmer Among 17 Victims of Florida High School Shooting

Among the 17 killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday was a…

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5 Winter Olympic Takeaways For Swimmers

If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent a good amount of time over the past week plopped down on your couch, watching the Winter Games in PyeongChang and cheering for the Red, White, and Blue.

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True Effort Comes From Accountability

Once upon a time, a student was assigned a research paper by his professor. This was a good student who took great pride in his studies and worked very hard to maintain a competitive GPA.

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Baby Phelps #2 Born – Boomer Meets His Brother Beckett

Nicole Phelps, the wife of the most-decorated Olympian swimmer in history Michael Phelps, gave birth to the couple’s 2nd child on…

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Dirado & Beisel Head Up Burger Eating Pageant For Charity

A delicious fundraiser is headed for the San Francisco area with several Olympians set to compete in the BIG sMAC DOWN burger eating pageant.

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6 Takeaways For Swim Parents

We all can point to valuable life lessons kids learn from swimming such as time management, hard work, good sportsmanship, persistence, goal setting, etc.

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Do It For The Memories

I have a confession to make. My confession is that I’m a pure land mammal. I was never a swimmer like you are.

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4 Ways To Develop Your Super-Strengths In Swimming

What is it that makes you a nightmare to compete against? What is it about your swimming skill set that makes the biggest difference in your performance?

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Why Not?

Regardless of how talented, fast, or experienced, there may be one common area where swimmers struggle – self-doubt. Whether during practice or behind the blocks, we sell ourselves short by thinking we are not capable of reaching our highest potential.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Most Excited For Pac-12 Women

Almost half of voters said they were most excited for the women’s Pac-12 Championships compared to the other four major conference meets to take place this month.

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4 Tips to Be a Better Swim Parent

One goal of swim parenting is to keep our kids in the water, if that’s what they choose. We don’t want to be one of the reasons why they’ve given up on their dreams and love of swimming.

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The Last Race

I never thought the last race I’d see my son swim in wouldn’t count.

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