Elizabeth Wickham

6 Tips for Swim Parents About Letting Our Kids Take Ownership

If your children take responsibility and ownership, then they most likely have intrinsic motivation and love swimming.

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6 Tips for Swim Parents About Board Members

1. Board members are swim parents, too. They want the best for their swimmers and the team. They’d like some time to enjoy a swim meet and to watch their swimmers race.

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5 Things to Discuss With Your Swimmer About College

5 things swim parents need to discuss with their swimmers about college recruiting.

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One Tip for Swim Parents About Relays

I’ve heard stories repeatedly through the years of relay teams being let down by a swimmer. If you’ve got a kid who is fortunate to be picked for a relay, remember this is part of being a TEAM.

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5 Tips for Swim Parents on How to Encourage Your Swimmer

I was asked recently by a new swim parent on how to motivate your swimmer. The short answer is that you cannot motivate your child. Motivation comes from within.

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7 Tips for Swim Parents About College Recruiting

During recruiting, my swimmer talked to coaches by email, phone and in person. Coaches shared great advice about college recruiting and things to consider in making a decision. Here are seven tips about college recruiting from a variety of coaches:

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11 things I’ve learned from two weeks of Masters Swimming

After 15 years of swim parenting, I joined Masters two weeks ago. Here are 11 things I’ve learned from two weeks of Masters…

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3 Tips to Help Swim Parents Deal with the Dreaded Plateau

The plateau for a swimmer can be a scary time. No matter what your swimmer does, he or she doesn’t drop time. Here are three tips to help your swimmer make it through a plateau…

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One Tip for Swim Parents – Enjoy the Process

Being a swim parent has its highs and lows. Here’s some advice on balancing out the experience and learning to love the process.

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Coto Coyote Swim Team supports Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

Coto Coyote Head Coach Todd Conrad instills community awareness in his program “Coyotes’ Trick or Treat so Kids can Eat.”

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Two Top Tips for Age Group Swimmers and Parents

As an overly-involved swim mom for close to 15 years, I learned many lessons from our age-group years. Here are my top two tips to pass along to swimmers and parents…

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