Shouts From the Stands: Victory & Defeat

Are winning and victory the same thing? Therefore, are losing and defeat then also the same? Can I win and lose at the same time? Do I know what victory feels like? How about defeat?

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Conscious and Subconscious Training Strategies

It’s not just about quality and quantity of training anymore, it’s also about Conscious and Subconscious training strategies.

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6 Parent Tips About Nerves at Meets

Here are six tips on how to relax at meets for parents and to share with our kids.


Champion’s Mojo: Mel Stewart Talks Dean Farris, Internet Reach on Podcast

Champion’s Mojo podcast welcomes Gold Medal Mel Stewart to discuss swimming media and how successful habits net results.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Pick Cal As Favorites For 2020 NCAAs

Almost three-quarters of voters selected California as the favorites to repeat for the men’s NCAA title next year. Cal won this season’s title after a dominant showing, ending a four-year run by the Texas Longhorns.


Six Things That Transpire When You Stop Swimming Competitively

I was a competitive swimmer from when I was six until seventeen. Here are six things that happened to me when I stopping swimming that no one told me would occur.

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Shouts From the Stands: A Letter to Me

Thank you for choosing the best sport in the world. Here you will learn how it feels to move and how it feels to be moved.


The 8 D’s to Success: How (Being) a Great Student-Athlete Makes (You) a Great Employee

I’m going to be honest here, I thought that having the words “Student-Athlete” on my resume would carry me straight to the front steps of my first job. Well, newsflash, it’s not that simple.

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Ask Swim Mom: What Makes a Great Coach?

Courtesy: Elizabeth Wickham Dear Swim Mom, In your experience as a long-time swim parent, what do you think makes a…

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Sam Freas: So Much More Than a Winning & Innovative Coach

For the past 30 years I have proudly considered myself a disciple of Sam Freas.


Rikako Ikee Enters Nihon University While Battling Leukemia

The 2019 Japanese Swimming Championships wrapped up tonight in Tokyo, but throughout the competition Rikako Ikee’s absence was felt.

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Swim Mom Musings: You Were Made for This Moment

The culture begins and ends with you. Coaches, are you made for this moment?


SwimSwam Pulse: 53% Disagree With Haughey DQ In 200 IM

More than half of voters disagreed with a controversial DQ of Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey out of 200 IM prelims at women’s NCAAs.


How To Win: Lessons from Mr. Rogers and Twin Brothers

I am here to give you the one simple secret that will ensure you and the age groupers you care about manage success and failure with grace.

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What Can Parents Do If No One Recruits Their Child?

College recruiting can be an exhilarating and exciting experience. That is if your child is getting emails and interest from the schools he or she wants to attend. But what happens when the phone doesn’t ring?


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