Elizabeth Wickham

5 Tipps wie Schwimmer-Eltern Konflikte mit Trainern lösen können

Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…

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Ask Swim Mom: What About the Chlorine Cough?

They said it’s called Swimmer’s Cough. Should I be concerned? We call it the “chlorine cough” and it usually happens in indoor pools with poor ventilation.

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Ask Swim Mom: My Son is Skipping Practice

I just found out that my 16 year old skipped practice, even after dropping him off at the pool and then picking him up after he messaged for a pick up.

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Swim Mom: How Swimming Prepares Kids for the Real World

Swimming brings depth and character to our kids to help them along their lifelong journey. Here are seven ways that swimming prepares our children for life.

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Ask Swim Mom: Should My Son Skip High School Swimming?

We are feeling torn for our son who is 16, on if he should compete for his high school or if he should skip high school swimming to train with his club team.

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Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Swim Doubles?

I would follow your coach’s lead and let your daughter enjoy her sleep. There is plenty of time for her to begin morning practices as she gets older.

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What I Miss Most About Being a Swim Family

I miss the little daily things about being an age-group swim mom. Here are six things I miss most about being a swim mom.

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5 Things to Know Before Kids Go to College

Here are five things I learned at college orientation with my daughter that I found worthwhile that may be helpful whether or not your kids swim in college.

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Swim Mom: 6 Tips for Parents About Changing Teams

Two reasons for switching teams that help out the entire family are a better location or hours. Here are six things to consider before changing teams.

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Ask Swim Mom: When is it Time to Step Back?

Is there something I can do to make sure they are having more fun at meets and the whole family enjoys it, too? Are my kids too young for me to step back?

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5 Traps Swim Parents Should Avoid

Has your child ever ignored you talked to them after a race? What strategies have you used when you realize the conversation isn’t going well with your child?

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Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Specialize?

My 10-year-old daughter is fast at freestyle. The coach keeps entering her in different events even though she doesn’t like to swim them.

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Swim Mom: A Few Parent Tips for a New Season

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.

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3 Gründe, warum Schwimmer-Eltern glücklich und positiv sind

Der englische Originalartikel ist von: Elizabeth Wickham In einem Büchlein, voll mit guten Ratschlägen, mit dem Titel “11 Habits of…

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Swim Mom: 5 Parent Tips About Taking a Break

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.

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