I helped out at a high school swim meet last week and it reminded me of how exciting the high school season can be.
One coach, who lives in an area without tech suit rules, said families leave teams over suit rules. Plus, he doesn’t like playing the “suit cop” at meets. He lets parents and swimmers make the decision, but puts his ideals and preferences out there for everyone to know.
I was fortunate to hear Michael Phelps speak last week, sitting with my fellow swim moms and Masters swimmers.
We learned big lessons as a family at our daughter’s conference meet—mostly that things don’t go as planned.
If your kids are on their cell phones before they say good morning to you, or you see your family sitting at the dinner table texting and checking out social media, maybe it’s time to take action.
“Why is the focus on the top swimmers? Why don’t younger kids get more attention?”
As swim parents, most of us are extremely involved in our children’s lives. Our kids have tough schedules with practices before and after school, plus weekends spent at meets. They balance their busy swim schedules with academics and trying to have a “normal” lif
Swim meets are a world upon themselves. They can be stressful, fun and a wild roller coaster ride. If we step back and let our swimmers take over, meets can be a place for them to be responsible.
Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…
What can I say about our coaches? Not a one them was perfect. My kids liked some better than others. They learned from each and every one, through good times as well as bad.
Have you ever questioned your kids’ coach or had a conflict? If so, how you handle situations may determine if your child benefits or is harmed from your involvement.
Parents who are former swimmers have an advantage over us, non-swimming parents. They understand first hand about the hard work and effort that goes into swimming on a daily basis.
Swim parents sometimes wonder: “Why is my swimmer in all these hard events?” or “It’s the beginning of the season. My swimmer isn’t going to do well.”
This past weekend, I was at my second swim meet where I was the swimmer. I made the plunge once before—a year ago.