Summer swimming remains me of friends loved and lost, smiling little ones once covered in chocolate and soon headed to college, and treasured friendships that stand the test of time.
It is that time of year when USA Swim Teams have their year-end banquets, recognize their seniors, and start their long course training.
Stop and smell the chlorine. To reach the collegiate level in any sport is a wonderful achievement. You don’t get there by chance, but by the choices you make every day. Be proud.
“I have been a swim mom for as long as I can remember. Early mornings, wet towels, and broken goggles have been mainstays of my life for more than 13 years.”
If you wanna love the sport your whole life, it is important to embrace your own destiny. Even if you are not Rio bound, here’s how you can enjoy an amazing ride one stroke at a time.
Here are four real world lessons you learn during setbacks.
Great coaches are teachers. Sure they teach technique and pacing. But the best ones also teach values, character and sportsmanship. They don’t sugar coat mistakes.
Swimmers are fortunate to enjoy many blessings that sometime elude us mere mortals. In honor of Thanksgiving Day, here are just a few.
When athletes are out of the spotlight and alone with their thoughts many face the same demons that plaque us all.
This is dedicated to the thousands of kids all over tonight who are at a crossroads.
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.
No other sport requires such dogged determination. If your child can embrace this ritual they can do anything and are already on their way to an amazing life.
Our role as parents in this swimming journey might sometimes conflict with a coaches goals… So coaches, here’s an open letter of things we want you to know but may never express.
Swimming is one of the most demanding sports in the world. Every parent and swimmer know this all to well. It can be frustrating, exhausting and some days just plain hard on your emotions.