Here are five things I’d suggest to a new swim parent…
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:
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.
Before you jump from one swim team to another, here are a few things to consider…
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.
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?
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…
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.
No one likes to lose, but it’s a major part of why swimming is an amazing sport for our kids. Here are eight tips on what our kids learn from losing:
The competitive atmosphere can bring out some less than positive traits in parents. Here are 14 tips for how to behave at meets to make the experience better for you and your swimmer.
After being a swim mom for 15 years, I thought I knew everything there was to know about swim meets. Then, I decided to take the big plunge and dive in.
When I read about the $266K alleged embezzlement at a nearby swim team, I was shocked. How was that possible? After reflecting on my years as a board member, I realized that yes—it could happen.
Swim parents get a bad rap for being overly involved, interfering, overbearing and for being plain crazy.
Here are 10 signs that you might be a helicopter swim parent. These examples are from my own mistakes and observing parents through the years.