With a new season approaching, it’s a great time to reflect as a swim parent on how the last season went and what we’d like to change.
Der englische Originalartikel ist von: Elizabeth Wickham In einem Büchlein, voll mit guten Ratschlägen, mit dem Titel “11 Habits of…
Swimming 50 weeks a year means our kids are pushing constantly to improve and get best times. It’s easy to get caught up in that mindset ourselves.
With Lochte’s story, we can tell our kids that he’s human and messed up, but look how he’s learned, grown and improved as a person.
We can’t control how fast our kids swim or who is in the lane next to them. But there are a few things we can do to help make meets a success.
I’m concerned because my son who is a good swimmer, hasn’t gotten any offers from colleges, but his friends have already committed.
Out of all the life lessons our children learn from swimming, one of the greatest is picking themselves up and trying again after not making a goal.
Take a look at great parents and see what makes them stand out from others. We can all learn from them. Here are 11 traits super swim parents share.
Submarine parents are under water, out of view but are ready to surface in an emergency. They aren’t guiding their children as much as allowing them to forge their own path, but they are there when needed.
Here are five thoughts about using punishment and bribes to motivate our children to do well.
Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…
In my years as a swim mom and Masters swimmer, we’ve gone to city hall more than once to express the importance of keeping the pool open or to gain support for our team. Education and promotion of swimming throughout the community to non-swimmers and city staff can only help make our sport stronger.
I believe that if our kids want to swim in college, they can find a school that fits—and it can be a wonderful experience. I also understand that swimming on a college team is not for everyone.
Watching our kids compete can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. One minute I’m on top of the world when they get a best time and win their event. Then, in the abyss when they don’t show up for their event and I wonder what happened.