Swim Mom

Why Isn’t My Swimmer Dropping Time?

“Why isn’t my child dropping as much time as so and so?” I hear that all the time—and I’ve felt those thoughts, too.

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6 Things I’ve Learned as a Swim Parent

My kids started swimming with our club team when they were five and seven years old. Looking back, I am not the same swim parent that I was back then—and thank goodness for that!

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Why Do We Want Our Kids to Swim?

A scholarship is a wonderful bonus, but by focusing on it, children may view swimming as work rather than a great life experience.

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SwimMom Musings: The Magic

In this decade and a half of being a swim mom, I’ve learned so much about sportsmanship, winning, losing, and embracing the moments.

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8 Things I Miss About My Kids’ Age Group Days

Now that my youngest is swimming in college, I’m nostalgic for my kids’ age group years.

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One Tip For Swim Parents: Don’t Speak

What’s the first thing most parents do if their child loses, doesn’t make their cut, or has a flat out bad swim? We talk.

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4 Swim Parent Tips About Consistency

I’ve missed some swim practices lately and I regret it. I found out that it’s hard to get back into the pool after getting out of the groove. I’ve seen this play over and over with kids, too.

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Are Leadership Skills a Side Effect of Swimming?

Here are five leadership traits learned through swimming…

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7 Parent Tips to Help Your Child Be More Positive

I’m definitely a “glass half full” person. I don’t like negative talk on the pool deck because I understand there isn’t a perfect team, perfect coach or perfect swimmer.

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SwimMom Musings: Next Chapters

For my entire lifetime as a parent, I have been a swim mom.  I can probably count the races that I have missed on one hand and always for reasons out of my control. Until now.

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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: Long Goodbyes

Today is my birthday. My 14th Year as a swim mom and I’ll spend it at a meet.

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SwimMom Musings: It’s All About Family

Perhaps more than any other sport, swimming is truly a family affair.

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SwimMom Musings: Be an Original

As I am preparing to become a college swim mom and people are asking me about whether year-round swimming is worth it.

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SwimMom Musings: The Final Lap

Soon it will be May and the final days of your senior year will be a memory. They are flying by at a rapid pace with every week bringing a new last time.

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