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.”
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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.
Almost two-thirds of voters predicted that Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom would win four gold medals at the 2017 World Championships.
Of course, not everyone can say they are spending their summer training for the national championship meet.
Today is my birthday. My 14th Year as a swim mom and I’ll spend it at a meet.
When my kids started swimming, college was light-years away. I noticed many of our team’s older kids went on to swim in college… When my kids got older, it dawned on me that we should check out college swimming, too.
“I had the pleasure of talking with Jill Sterkel, four-time Olympian, gold medalist and former head coach of University of Texas women’s swim team… As a coach, she had lots of experience with incoming freshman, plus she’s a parent.”
Ready to build a delightfully awesome pre-race routine to help you swim at your maximum at your next big meet? Start here.
Achieving big stuff can be confusing and frustrating. Here are the 4 stages that every swimmer goes through on their way to achieving their goals.