Elizabeth Wickham

Swim Mom: Make the Most Out of Every Opportunity

When things get back to normal, maybe we will learn from this overwhelming experience. Hopefully, we will take with us an attitude of “I get to.”

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Ask Swim Mom: Does My Son Need to Swim Club to Swim in College?

I know his future self would regret quitting club swimming. The $10,000 question is, how important is club swim to college recruiters?

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Ask Swim Mom: Should Meets Be Electronic Free?

I wanted your thoughts on the benefits on swimmers being electronic free during meets and anything relevant to why a team should entertain the thought.

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Ask Swim Mom: About Those Late Bloomers

Early bloomers have an advantage, but eventually things even out after differences in growth level out. With hard work and passion, anything can happen!

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Swim Mom: 5 Tips to Help Your Swimmer During Championship Meets

It’s the time of year when swimmers get to reap the rewards of months of hard work. Here are five tips to help your children have fun during championships.

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Ask Swim Mom: Should There Be a Maximum Practice Schedule?

For 12 and unders, most teams have a minimum practice requirement. It seems that some swimmers AND parents could benefit from a suggested maximum as well.

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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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