Elizabeth Wickham

4 Reasons Why Kids Should Go To Swim Camp

With summer around the corner, it’s time to think about swim camp. When my kids were younger, they loved going to swim camp at the University of Southern California.

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5 Tipps wie Schwimmer-Eltern Konflikte mit Trainern lösen können

Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…

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Should Ryan Lochte Be Allowed To Swim At U.S. Masters Nationals?

What is your opinion on Ryan Lochte swimming at the U.S. Masters meet? Should Lochte swim or not swim?

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3 Reasons Why Swim Parents Get A Bad Rap

Here are three traits that make swim parents the best—but can cause problems if left unchecked

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5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Compete In High School Swim

I helped out at a high school swim meet last week and it reminded me of how exciting the high school season can be.

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When Should Your Child And Age Group Swimmer Wear A Tech Suit?

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.

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3 Ways For Swim Parents To Make The Last Year Count

“I tell my swimmers to try for best times and leave on a high note their senior year,” said Tim Hill, a coach with more than 30 years experience at the club and collegiate level.

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5 Amazing Things Michael Phelps Said About His Mom

I was fortunate to hear Michael Phelps speak last week, sitting with my fellow swim moms and Masters swimmers.

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4 Parent Lessons From The Conference Meet

We learned big lessons as a family at our daughter’s conference meet—mostly that things don’t go as planned.

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4 Parent Tips About Phones And Social Media

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.

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4 Tips for Parents to Keep Your Swimmer in the Game

“Why is the focus on the top swimmers? Why don’t younger kids get more attention?”

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4 Tips To Let Our Children Struggle And Grow

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

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7 Ways Swim Meets Prepare Our Kids for the Real World

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.

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5 Tipps wie Schwimmer-Eltern Konflikte mit Trainern lösen können

Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…

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9 Things You Can Learn From Your Swim Coach

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.

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