Swim Mom

Ask Swim Mom: New Team vs. Boarding School?

If your child is not finding his or her current club challenging enough, what are the options in finding a new place to train?


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Swim Mom: 6 Life Lessons Learned

As a swim parent, I learned a few things through years of volunteering, car pooling and washing endless loads of towels. Here are six lessons I’ve learned.

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Ask Swim Mom: My Parents Embarrass Me

“Although we want to be supportive and involved, there should be a limit to our involvement if we are negatively impacting our kids.”


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Swim Mom: Coaches, Parents and Swimmers – Staying In Our Lanes

We’ve all heard that swimmers swim, parents parent and coaches coach, but what do these roles entail?

Swim Mom Musings: Enough – Let Them Swim

“When will all we lose be too much to bear?”

Ask Swim Mom: Is It Asthma Or Allergies?

Many swimmers end up coughing during practice. Is it an allergy to chlorine, undiagnosed asthma, or something else?

Ask Swim Mom: When The Thrill Is Gone

With all of the changes to swimming this year, including some athletes being forced to train on their own, how can we help revitalize our kid’s motivation?

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Ask Swim Mom: Anxiety or Arrhythmia?

As parents, we can learn from psychologists and doctors on how we can help our children with anxiety.

Swim Mom Musings: College Sports In The COVID Era

“We are being challenged now in ways we might have never imagined. But there are lessons to be learned and victories to be realized.”

Swim Mom: Help Your Child Handle Disappointment

How our kids are handling disappointment may vary from day to day and is challenging to say the least. It’s also stressful and worrisome for parents, too.

One of the Best Resources for New Swim Parents are in the Stands with You

For the new swim parent, the sport can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, one of your best resources is already in the stands with you.

Ask Swim Mom: When Will My Child Move Up?

Although some kids possibly are overlooked for moving up through the ranks, usually there is a reason why coaches keep kids in certain groups.

Swim Mom: The Secret To Motivating Our Kids

The best way to encourage our kids to put down video games and phones is not by bribing or threatening them — but by inspiring them.

Swim Mom Musings: The Assault On College Swimming

With multiple programs forced to cut swimming & diving due to COVID-19, it’s time to take a stand against this assault on our sport.

Swim Mom: Will City Pools Be a Casualty of Coronavirus?

Not only are USA Swimming teams at risk throughout the country, but pools may go under as well. Many people’s lives are improved daily because of a pool.