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Four Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Act Like Grandparents

Have you ever heard that swim parents should act more like grandparents? My dad—a grandpa—approaches swim meets very differently. I believe if I could adopt his outlook, I’d be calmer and happier at swim meets.

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12 Hints You Might Be a Hovering, Helicopter Swim Parent

Here are 12 things we may do around the pool our kids should take over as they grow. Some we should never do.

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Michigan D3 Girls State: Doctor Blasts 22.7 50 Free for New D3 Record

Several Division 3 State Records fell this season, 2 of which were broken by East Grand Rapids’ Ileah Doctor, who took down the marks in the 50 free and 100 breast.

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WATCH: Rising Star Regan Smith on the FINA World Cup Experience

What’s it like to be 14-years-old and already one of the best backstrokers in the world? For Regan Smith it’s just a stepping stone.

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Michigan D1 Girls State: Seaman Sweeps Sprint Frees with 22.8/49.6

Brighton High School’s Taylor Seaman was a force to be reckoned with in the sprint freestyles, picking up double golds with her 22.8 in the 50 free and 49.6 in the 100 free.

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Horton Breaks State Record to Highlight Louisiana D2 State Champs

Saint Thomas More senior Grace Horton, an LSU commit, blew away the field at the 2016 Louisiana Division 2 High School State Championships on the way to 2 individual state titles.

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Michigan D2 Girls State: Buchmaier Scares State Record with 54.0 100 Fly

Buchmaier just barely missed the State Record in the 100 fly, coming within hundredths of that mark to repeat as state champion with her 54.04.

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Catholic High Boys, St. Joseph’s Girls Win Louisiana D1 State Champs

St. Joseph’s Bethany Seagraves pulled off a successful double to help her team to victory, winning the girls’ 200 IM and 100 back.

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Chicago Area Swimmer Dies After Club Activity

A 17-year-old in Chicago suburb Vernon Hills died this week of undetermined natural causes after a swim club activity.

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Itching for Another Documentary about Swimming? “Swim Team” Is Here.

Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, “Swim Team” profiles members of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum, based in the state with the highest rate of autism in the country.

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8 Tips for Swim Parents: Why It’s Good to Lose

No one likes to lose, but it’s a major part of why swimming is an amazing sport for our kids. Here are eight tips on what our kids learn from losing:

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See 19 New Swim Jobs Open Now

If you don’t like the career you’re in, you might want to work in the swimming community and be a part of our big swimming family! Go here to see 624 Swim Jobs…

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USA Swimming Releases Age Group Motivational Times For 2017-2020

USA Swimming has released an updated version of its “motivational times” for the upcoming 2017-2020 quad.

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Wisconsin Girls D1 States: Hosack Downs Drabot’s 200 IM State Record

Hosack dominated the field to win back-to-back titles with her 1:59.47. With that, she took down Katie Drabot’s division 1 State Record of 1:59.89 from the 2013 state meet.

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Florida HS 2A States: Gulliver Prep Boys and Girls Bring Home Title

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Results  Saturday, November 12th Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center, Florida Defending champs: American Heritage boys,…

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