Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…
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.
Here are five leadership traits learned through swimming…
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.
Sitting in the crowded stands at a swim meet, I realized I had a connection with every person there.
#3 – Stay out of the wet issues.
My son missed his first event and the official in white scratched him out of his only other one. Then he was lectured by the meet administrator. “Wow. This is harsh! Not at all like T-Ball,” I thought.
Standing at the end of my swimmer’s lane, I cheered loudly at the big meet. Next heat, I stood with a fellow swim mom and we cheered for her daughter.
My kids learned things I never imagined they’d learn from being soaked in chlorine. Here are five things swimming taught my kids…
After years of swimming throughout their high school and college years, our children haven’t had much time for internships and part-time jobs.
I hope this helps you wade through pools of confusion and simplifies the process. Enjoy the recruiting experience—it’s an exciting time in your swimmer’s life—and in yours, too.