Donna Hale

SwimMom Musings: Dear Coach

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.


SwimMom Musings: What Matters Most

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.


Swim Mom Musings: A Season is a Lifetime

It is dark outside. Many kids are enjoying their last week of sleeping in. But for the swimmer, today is a new beginning. It is a new season. The sun has not risen and the pool glistens with possibilities.

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A Swim Mom Bucket List for a New Season

Bucket lists are all the rage these days, so here is my version for swim moms (and dads).


The Long Road Back – a Swim Mom’s Journey of Hope

So here is a shoutout to our kids for their unwavering commitment to what happens between the lane lines.


Swim Mom Musings: The Why of Summer Swim

“This is where a love of this sport is often fostered.”


8 Swim Moms Tips to Survive & Soar

Swim Mom Donna Hale: “We always hear about what it’s like to be the mom of a Michael Phelps or a Missy Franklin. Truth is most of us mommies travel through this process with ordinary kids with extraordinary passion.”


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