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Sippy Woodhead’s Tips For SwimSwam Parents

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.

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Two Tips for Parents about Swim Meets – Swim Mom Wisdom

“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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Can You Swim Faster By Caring Less?

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?

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The Swimmer’s Guide to Staying Focused When It Matters

Ever catch yourself drifting off mentally? Here are 3 ways to stay focused.

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Athletes Connected Creating Change and Constantly Evolving

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…

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Adam Peaty Does Wimbledon

British superstar Adam Peaty wore a different kind of suit as he waltzed into the Royal Box of Wimbledon this week.

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10 Reasons Why Swimmers Are The Best Kids

Swimming teaches our children so many life lessons on a daily basis.

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Schuyler Bailar, Harvard’s Transgender Swimming Star (Video)

The journey towards swimming for the Harvard men wasn’t always an easy one, and Schuyler initially postponed his enrollment at Harvard.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Predict Quadruple Gold For Sjostrom

Almost two-thirds of voters predicted that Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom would win four gold medals at the 2017 World Championships.

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Things To Focus On During The Summer Season

Of course, not everyone can say they are spending their summer training for the national championship meet.

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SwimMom Musings: Long Goodbyes

Today is my birthday. My 14th Year as a swim mom and I’ll spend it at a meet.

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6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Swim in College

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.

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A 4-Time Olympian’s Thoughts on How to Prepare Kids for College

“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.”

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7 Ways to Develop a Killer Pre-Race Routine to Swim Out of Your Mind

Ready to build a delightfully awesome pre-race routine to help you swim at your maximum at your next big meet? Start here.

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Staying True to Your Goals: The 4 Stages of Swimming Awesomeness

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.

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