Swim Mom

 SwimMom Musings: Loss, Laughter and Learning

Any parent who is raising or has raised a swimmer, knows there are many hidden gems lurking beneath those hours swimming before the sun rises, unexpected twists of fate, and countless moments spent with crazy friends who become more like family than teammates.

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 SwimMom Musings: Endings and Beginnings

Here are four real world lessons you learn during setbacks.

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Confessions of a Helicopter Mom: Learn from Mistakes

Parenting has taught me I am far from perfect. There are so many new emotional situations thrown at us with no instruction manual. Hopefully, we learn from our mistakes and won’t keep repeating the same ones over and over.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Handle Conflicts

Here are five tips to use at the pool and in other areas of your life with coaches, teachers and other parents.

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From Swim Mom to Scilly Swimmer

How did one of my fellow Southern California swim moms find herself 35 miles off the coast of Cornwall, UK, swimming 15K and walking 10K through the Isles of Scilly?

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I Am A Swam Mom

As of this morning, I am no longer a swim mom. I know it seems trivial to say. How can something my children do identify me so much? But here I sit, with alligator tears in my eyes, knowing I will never watch my children swim another competitive race again. It’s killing me.

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What We Can Learn from Sam Darnold’s Parents

Although most of us do not have children with Sam’s natural talent, we can learn a lot from how his parents let him be a kid.

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SwimMom Musings: Crazy Love

To become a leader in this sport and to inspire others to pursue the dream, swimming needs athletes with a “Crazy Love.”

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6 Things Parents Like to Do at Meets

Some parents love meets, while others not so much. Here’s are six ways to get more enjoyment out of swim meets.

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Why Swimmers (and Parents) Should Take A Break

Hopefully your kids have time off between school and the pool, but even if they don’t, the time off from swimming will make their first school days easier.

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Where Did All the Parent Volunteers Go?

There’s been a downward trend in volunteerism the past decade. Each year we have fewer and fewer parents stepping up to help youth sports, schools or other community programs.

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SwimMom Musings: The Real Legacy of Michael Phelps and Why it Matters

Seems like everyone wants to speculate that Michael Phelps will return to competition and again go for Olympic gold. 

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Why kids should go on travel trips

Not every team offers travel trips, but if yours does, your kids will benefit from them. Team travel means swimmers travel to a meet or other activity that is planned or supervised by the team or LSC—without mom and dad driving and staying with their kids.

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SwimMom Musings: A College Dream Team

While it is nice to win NCAA titles, sweep championships and demolish records, the things that matter in the college experience run deeper and will you change you forever.

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Swim Mom: Three Reasons Why Kids Need Morning Practice

In addition to improving their swimming, here are three ways kids benefit with morning practice.

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