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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.

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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.

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Swim Mom Musing: Blessed Beginnings

“This journey created memories that will last for a lifetime, and it produced special moments for the parents that left me breathless.”

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Swim Mom: 6 Tips for Swim Parents About Seeing Things Differently

If we take anything away from these uncertain days, maybe it’s not to sweat the small stuff and appreciate what we have.

Swim Mom: 11 Things I Miss About Swimming

With “shelter in place” going on for more than 30 days, I really miss swimming. Here are 11 things I miss about the sport more than I expected.

Swim Mom: 7 Tips for Great Conversations With Our Kids

With many families spending more time together, we’re presented with a perfect opportunity to work on communicating effectively.

Swim Mom: Make the Most Out of Every Opportunity

When things get back to normal, maybe we will learn from this overwhelming experience. Hopefully, we will take with us an attitude of “I get to.”

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Ask Swim Mom: Does My Son Need to Swim Club to Swim in College?

I know his future self would regret quitting club swimming. The $10,000 question is, how important is club swim to college recruiters?

Swim Mom Musings: Finding Joy During The Covid-19 Outbreak

As the mom of an NCAA Athlete, I have listened to athletes and parents, especially swimming, share, comfort and console during this awful pandemic.

Ask Swim Mom: Should Meets Be Electronic Free?

I wanted your thoughts on the benefits on swimmers being electronic free during meets and anything relevant to why a team should entertain the thought.

Ask Swim Mom: About Those Late Bloomers

Early bloomers have an advantage, but eventually things even out after differences in growth level out. With hard work and passion, anything can happen!

Swim Mom: 5 Tips to Help Your Swimmer During Championship Meets

It’s the time of year when swimmers get to reap the rewards of months of hard work. Here are five tips to help your children have fun during championships.

Swim Mom Musings: Find Yourself a Team That Supports You

Find yourself a team that supports you! Nothing will ever matter more to your student athlete. Not times. Not records. Not even making the NCAAs.

Ask Swim Mom: I Want My 12-Year Old in the Senior Group

We want our kids to love swimming and stick with it for the long term and not become part of the statistic where 70 percent of kids quit sports by age 13.

Ask Swim Mom: Should There Be a Maximum Practice Schedule?

For 12 and unders, most teams have a minimum practice requirement. It seems that some swimmers AND parents could benefit from a suggested maximum as well.