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Swim Mom: Can Perseverance and Grit Be Taught?

Two outstanding traits of swimmers are perseverance and grit. We hear those words tossed around the pool deck, but what exactly do they mean and is it possible to help our kids gain those traits?

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Swim Mom Musings: Choosing the Right Swim Team

August is often the time athletes select clubs for the coming year. Here are a few swim mom tips for helping your child navigate the sometimes murky waters of club selection.

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6 Reasons Swim Moms Are The Absolute Best

Swim moms rule. But you probably already knew that. Here are 6 reasons why they are the best.

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Get Ready For The 2018 Year In Review SwimSwam Magazine

The 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW prints Nov 12.  Order now as a great holiday gift item for your favorite swimmer, swim fan, swim parent or coach.

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Speaking With Athletes About Mental Health and Wellness

Speaking about mental health is not easy. Most coaches are not trained in the field of psychology, which leaves them feeling uncomfortable talking about the subject…

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Shout From the Stands: Gone Too Soon

Before losing you I’d never cherished swimming, running, school, or held onto the gift of life so tightly until the day I heard you had passed and watched balloons fly to the sky in your memory.

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Shout From the Stands: The Transfer

It’s okay the decision you made did not work out as you planned and a new one is upon you. This is your journey, and your athletic career.

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SwimMom Musings: Be an Original

As I am preparing to become a college swim mom and people are asking me about whether year-round swimming is worth it.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Pick Florida to Outscore USC, Georgia At M NCAAs

Nearly half of voters picked a retooled Florida team to top USC and Georgia at this winter’s men’s NCAA Championships.

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SwimMom Musings: It’s All About Family

Perhaps more than any other sport, swimming is truly a family affair.

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Shout from the Stands: What’s Missing from the Hazing Conversation

Hazing still occurs all over the country even with efforts such as anti-hazing contracts, education, warnings, and consequences. So, what are we missing?

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Shout from the Stands: Fluidity Over Force

In swimming, going with the flow is both proverbial and literal as the water works with you or against you.

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Make The Most Of Swimming’s Badges Of Honor

We need to hold on to the ‘Badges of Honor’ our sport offers, sometimes under the radar, that make us persist, pursue and excel on a physical and mental level.

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SwimMom Musings: 5 Things I’ve Learned Being a Swim Mom

“I have been a swim mom for as long as I can remember. Early mornings, wet towels, and broken goggles have been mainstays of my life for more than 13 years.”

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3 Mental Tips for Having a Great Practice

As a swimmer, you train and practice much more than you actually compete, so being able to get yourself into the right frame of mind and get the most out of yourself in a practice is key.

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