Elizabeth Wickham

10 Things I Like Most About Age Group Swim Meets

Parents of youngers, enjoy it. Embrace this experience while you can. Here are my ten favorite things about age group meets…

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5 Tips For Swim Parents Before The Big Meet

In few weeks, it will be that time of year when you’ll find yourself sitting in the stands at the season’s biggest meet. Your swimmer has been working for months and you’ve been doing your part to get them to and from practice on a daily basis—all in preparation for their target meet.

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Do Our Kids Learn Ethics in the Pool?

How do our kids get ethics from their swim team? Who do they learn ethics from?

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What Should Your Child Eat At Swim Meets?

I discussed this question with several swim moms from a variety of backgrounds, including two nurses, former swimmers, athletes, a dietitian and parents of Olympians, to find out their advice about nutrition at meets.

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3 Things Swim Parents Can and Cannot Control

We’re our children’s major role models, and they learn from us how to act when things don’t go well.

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11 Team Traditions I’m Thankful for as a Swim Parent

Here are 11 team traditions that made swimming fun and kept my kids excited about the sport…

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11 Tips for Swim Parents About Really, Really Bad Swims

When your swimmer has a really bad swim—I mean an awful one—what do you do? How do you feel?

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What’s The Best Advice For New Swim Parents?

Here are five things I’d suggest to a new swim parent…

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21 New Year’s Resolutions for Swim Parents

The New Year provides a golden opportunity to reflect on our swim parenting skills. Are we adding to the swim experience—or detracting from it? Here’s my list of 21 New Year’s Resolutions for all swim parents:

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6 Reasons to Share the Joy of Swimming With Your Kids

This past week, I was thankful to have both my kids home for Christmas break at the same time. It made the festive week so special to have the family together.

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8 Tips for Swim Parents About Team Hopping

Before you jump from one swim team to another, here are a few things to consider…

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4 Tips On How To Be A Great Swim Parent

We try our best at swim parenting and I don’t know a single swim parent who wants to be the reason our kids get stressed or want to quit.

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5 Tips for When Your Swim Parenting Days Are Numbered

There will come a time when we no longer drive our kids to practice, set up for meets, or drive out of town for meets. With all the time and energy being a swim family, what are parents to do when it’s over?

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9 Swim Parent Tips on What Makes a Coach Great

A coach can be one of the most influential people in your child’s development. That’s why we all want the best coach for our kids. Here are nine traits that great coaches have in common…

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Six Thoughts For Swim Parents About Best Times

While volunteering, I overheard several parents wondering why their kids weren’t getting best times. Although it’s best not to focus on our swimmers’ times, in reality, it’s hard not to.

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