Elizabeth Wickham

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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Swim Mom: An Unlikely Role Model – Ryan Lochte

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.

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7 Tips for Parents on Preparing for Target Meets

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.

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Ask Swim Mom: My Son Hasn’t Been Recruited Yet

I’m concerned because my son who is a good swimmer, hasn’t gotten any offers from colleges, but his friends have already committed.

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The Silver Lining of Missing Goals

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.

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Swim Mom: Traits of Super Swim Parents

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.

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