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.
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.
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.
Bucket lists are all the rage these days, so here is my version for swim moms (and dads).
So here is a shoutout to our kids for their unwavering commitment to what happens between the lane lines.
“This is where a love of this sport is often fostered.”