SwimMom Musings: SwimGiving

This is a great time to reflect on the blessings of swimming. We have the best coaches, athletes and parents of any sport I have been connected with – and that list is long. So as we stop and thank everyone, here are the traits we admire in each of the sport’s important players.  These kinds of leaders, are the heart of SwimGiving.

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4 Olympians, 4 Charities in the 2019 USA SwimSquads Battle

Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado’s team is vying to win $10,000 for the USO.


Holiday Gift – The 2018 Year In Review SwimSwam Magazine

Looking for a holiday gift for your swimmer, swammer, swim-fan or coach? Get SwimSwam Magazine.

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Marcus Cook’s IRONMAN Journey Losing Nearly 300 Pounds

Marcus has lost almost 300 pounds. He started simply, by walking and making better eating decisions. After some progress, he turned to triathlon and then to IRONMAN events.

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How Long Does it Take The National Team to Get Ready for Golden Goggles? (Video)

It appeared that whether you were a sprinter or distance swimmer had little to no bearing on whether you were ready to walk out the door in 10 minutes or 2 hours.


8 Ways to Use Your Pool Deck to Motivate & Engage Swimmers

No one wants to stare at blank, inspiration-less walls when swimming inside. Here are 8 ways to spice up your aquatic environment to see your squad through the season.

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Ask Swim Mom: What Should I Say After Races?

My 13-year-old daughter doesn’t always respond well or appreciate what I say to her after she races. Do you have any suggestions about offering praise or making comments about swims?


Beyond The Lane Lines: Welcome Baby Govorov

Another active swimmer will juggle a professional sports career with being a brand new dad, in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.


Retta Claus Helps You Think Outside The Gift-Giving Lane Lines

Not that goggles and caps aren’t useful, but maybe try something out of the ordinary this gift-giving season. Check out Retta Claus’ gift recommendations for 2018!

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SwimSwam Pulse: 54% Predict Sub-20 Swim At Short Course Worlds

Just over half of voters predicted that we would see the first man ever to break 20 seconds in the 50-meter (short course) freestyle at Short Course Worlds in December.

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Battling with Mental Illnesses as a D1 Student-Athlete

Remember, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” You can do it. Never give up.


Conquering College Recruiting

The college recruiting process can be a daunting yet extraordinarily rewarding journey.


Alex Massey: Thriving in and out of the Water

Tennessee’s Alex Massey works hard to achieve success in two opposing environments.


10 Things Parents Can and Cannot Control

At some point, we need to step back a bit and let our kids take control of their lives, while hovering a few feet away, hoping it all works out.

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Swim Moms Choose Ultra Swim Shampoo For Their Swimmers

Ultra Swim is a shampoo product, and it was made for swimmers like you. Ultra Swim gently removes harmful chlorine, and prevents damaged hair. So swim all you want, without sacrificing your hair.

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