Elizabeth Wickham

Why It’s Great To Have Standouts On Your Team

When swimmers make progress, they often get noticed by the coach and maybe even the local press.

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6 Tips To Encourage Parent Volunteers

Swimming has more parent involvement than many other sports—especially if you have a team that relies on hosting meets for some of its budget.

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7 of the Best Parent Volunteer Jobs at Swim Meets

Through my years as a swim mom, I’ve worked different jobs at meets. Some I loved, and others not so much. There’re many positions and it’s easy to find one that fits your personality.

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Why Isn’t Caeleb Dressel A Household Name?

We witnessed amazing things this past weekend watching the 2018 Men’s D1 NCAA meet.

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Will Swimming Pay For College?

When my kids were little and new to our swim team, we never thought about college scholarships.

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6 Swim Parent Tips For The High School Season

High school swimming can be a fun, amazing part of your children’s swimming careers.

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7 Parent Tips For The Conference Meet

When it’s conference time, parents have a fun time celebrating their teams and swimmers with gifts, cheers, goodie bags and get-togethers.

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6 Hinweise für Schwimmer-Eltern, warum ihre Kinder aufgeben

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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The Swim Parents I Couldn’t Understand

During my children’s age group years, there were always a few parents that I didn’t “get.”

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6 Takeaways For Swim Parents

We all can point to valuable life lessons kids learn from swimming such as time management, hard work, good sportsmanship, persistence, goal setting, etc.

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4 Tips to Be a Better Swim Parent

One goal of swim parenting is to keep our kids in the water, if that’s what they choose. We don’t want to be one of the reasons why they’ve given up on their dreams and love of swimming.

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What Type of Swim Parent Are You?

When you look around the pool deck, you’ll recognize a variety of parent types. We’re most likely a combination of a few or many. What type of swim parent are you?

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11 Ways Masters And Age Group Meets Are Different

I was at our team’s Masters meet this weekend and I noticed how the energy was different than at an age group meet. In addition to fewer swimmers and spectators, everyone looked relaxed.

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When Should Your Child Wear A Tech Suit?

“Southern California Swimming’s House of Delegates voted unanimously to prohibit the wearing of ‘Tech’ suits in Age Group competition at committee level (BRW), invitationals, dual/tri and intrasquads.”

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5 Traits Great Swim Parents Share

We’ve all seen the not-so-great swim parent. You know, the one yelling at their child after a less than perfect swim.

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