Swim Mom

Swim Mom Musings: What is a Champion?

We are famous in the world of swimming for tossing around Champion like it is some badge of honor for the most elite for those who can compete at the highest levels and win.

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Michael Phelps’ Mom on How to Raise an Olympian

The GOAT’s mom is asked constantly for the secret to success. Her answer? Parents parent, coaches coach, and swimmers swim.

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When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To Practice

As swim parents, there may be an afternoon or early morning when our children don’t want to
go to practice.

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SwimMom Musings: Being An All-Star Swim Parent

As we all know, the most important people our child encounters in their swim journey are teammates and coaches. The coaches are there to teach, and to bring out the best in every swimmer. 

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7 Parent Tips For The Conference Meet

When it’s conference time, parents have a fun time celebrating their teams and swimmers with gifts, cheers, goodie bags and get-togethers.

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SwimMom Musings: Be The One Who Shines

Just returned from my first Conference  Champs in the NCAA where swimmers actually competed with athletes in another conference – an opportunity to make new friends, test your endurance, and observe the sport from a new perspective.

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The Swim Parents I Couldn’t Understand

During my children’s age group years, there were always a few parents that I didn’t “get.”

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6 Takeaways For Swim Parents

We all can point to valuable life lessons kids learn from swimming such as time management, hard work, good sportsmanship, persistence, goal setting, etc.

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4 Tips to Be a Better Swim Parent

One goal of swim parenting is to keep our kids in the water, if that’s what they choose. We don’t want to be one of the reasons why they’ve given up on their dreams and love of swimming.

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What Type of Swim Parent Are You?

When you look around the pool deck, you’ll recognize a variety of parent types. We’re most likely a combination of a few or many. What type of swim parent are you?

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SwimMom Musings: Friendships Brought To You By Swimming

As the mom of a freshman college swimmer, the role that I play in her beloved swimming has changed so dramatically these last six to seven months.

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When Should Your Child Wear A Tech Suit?

“Southern California Swimming’s House of Delegates voted unanimously to prohibit the wearing of ‘Tech’ suits in Age Group competition at committee level (BRW), invitationals, dual/tri and intrasquads.”

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5 Traits Great Swim Parents Share

We’ve all seen the not-so-great swim parent. You know, the one yelling at their child after a less than perfect swim.

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Help Your Kids Get Better Every Day, In Every Way

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” is a famous positive affirmation by French psychologist and pharmacist Émile Coué, 1857-1926.

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SwimMom Musings: What Is A Teammate?

Of all the great treasures of swimming, nothing is more important or profoundly character-defining as how an athlete responds as a teammate. 

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