Swimming saves lives. How many other sports can say that? According to the USA Swimming Foundation, “drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury death, with the highest rates among children ages 1-4.”
Do you know what happens when you have more than one swimmer in the family? One of them is bound to be faster, more talented, or more dedicated and achieve more success than their siblings.
I was talking with a mom on our club team whose swimmer is beginning to look at colleges.
Most swim parents are amazing. They’re encouraging, helpful, and ready to volunteer wherever they’re needed. They are fun to be around and we all like having them in our circle of friends.
“Why isn’t my child dropping as much time as so and so?” I hear that all the time—and I’ve felt those thoughts, too.
My kids started swimming with our club team when they were five and seven years old. Looking back, I am not the same swim parent that I was back then—and thank goodness for that!
It was never our intention to become a swim family, it’s something that just happened throughout the years.
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Now that my youngest is swimming in college, I’m nostalgic for my kids’ age group years.
What’s the first thing most parents do if their child loses, doesn’t make their cut, or has a flat out bad swim? We talk.
I’ve missed some swim practices lately and I regret it. I found out that it’s hard to get back into the pool after getting out of the groove. I’ve seen this play over and over with kids, too.
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I’m definitely a “glass half full” person. I don’t like negative talk on the pool deck because I understand there isn’t a perfect team, perfect coach or perfect swimmer.
When we look back at our kids’ swimming careers, we’ll remember some great races where they dropped time and finally made that cut they were chasing for months.