SwimMomMonday

SwimMom Musings: Having The Heart

My daughter is home on winter break from Davis & Elkins College,  her first semester as a student and an NCAA athlete is done. 

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SwimMom Musings: Take Your Mark

This weekend we took my baby to college, set up her dorm room, and she begins a brand new journey as an NCAA athlete.

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SwimMom Musings: Take Your Mark

For as long as I can remember, I have been a swim mom. Summer League, high school, USA Swimming: they have filled my family’s lives with such profound joy, cherished friendships, and life lessons about laughter and loss.

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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.

I Miss My Mom

Perhaps one of the reasons so many freshmen struggle in college is the physical absence of a mother. Having a…

SwimMom Musings: Pursue Moments

Savor the successes and learn from mistakes. The only real failure is giving up. Swimming is exhilarating. It is also humbling.

#SwimMomMonday: A Conversation with Simone Manuel’s Mom, Sharron

SwimSwam proudly presents the series, SwimMomMonday in which “ordinary” swim parent Anne Lepesant talks to “extraordinary” swim parents about the…

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#SwimMomMonday: Meet Nathan Adrian’s Mom

This week Anne talks with Cecilia Adrian, mother of Olympic gold medalist, Nathan Adrian.

#SwimMomMonday: Raising 200/500 HS Record-holder Grant Shoults

This week we feature Susan Shoults, mother of UCLA sophomore Jacqueline (Jax) and rising Stanford freshman Grant, the fastest 200-yard and 500-yard freestyler in the history of high school swimming.

#SwimMomMonday: Meet Katy Murphy, Mom of 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic Record-holder, Ryan

SwimSwam caught up with Katy Murphy after Ryan’s phenomenal performance at 2016 NCAA Division I Championships to find out what it takes to raise an American record-holder.

#SwimMomMonday: Raising Freshman Phenom Ella Eastin

SwimSwam proudly presents the series, SwimMomMonday in which “ordinary” swim parent Anne Lepesant talks to “extraordinary” swim parents about the…

#SwimMomMonday: A Conversation with Carol Arakelian

SwimMomMonday talks with the mother of Caroline and Nick Arakelian, fresh off winning their second consecutive NCAA titles with Queens University of Charlotte.

#SwimMomMonday: A Conversation with Sierra Schmidt’s Mom (and Dad)

Sierra Schmidt with her dad, Joe, doing their thing in Baltimore.

#SwimDadMonday: A Conversation with Jeff Julian

In honor of Father’s Day, Anne talks to swim dad Jeff Julian about his experiences raising -and coaching- his son, Trenton.

#SwimMomMonday: Meet Erica, Mom of American Record-Holder, Kelsi Worrell

This week Anne talks with another extraordinary swim parent: Erica Worrell, mom to Kelsi, Taylor, Kyle, Jared, Lindi & Skylar.

#SwimMomMonday: A Conversation with Deirdre Twichell

SwimSwam proudly presents a new series, called SwimMomMonday in which “ordinary” swim mom Anne Lepesant talks to “extraordinary” swim moms…

#SwimMomMonday: A Conversation with Debra Gemmell

Debra Gemmell with her son Andrew at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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