Elizabeth Wickham

5 Thoughts For Parents About Why Our Kids Swim

Watching my child add a ton of time in a race, which has happened more than once, I’ve wondered, “Why are we here? Why did we come to this meet?”

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4 Thoughts For Swim Parents About Team Culture

If your child’s dream is to swim in college or make it to Olympic Trials, you’ll want to find a team who has a culture that’s competitive and hard working, as well as fun.

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10 Ways to Be the Worst Swim Parent Ever

I have experience at making mistakes as a swim parent. Fifteen years of it. I put together this list of things parents do that drive our kids and coaches crazy—with help from my daughter.

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6 Hinweise für Schwimmer-Eltern, warum ihre Kinder aufgeben

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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6 Tips for Swim Parents on Why Swimmers Quit

Why do kids quit swimming? The number one reason: “It’s no longer fun.” Kids would rather do something else. A former coach told me he lost many high school swimmers once they started dating or got a car.

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11 Signs You Are Officially a Swim Parent

It didn’t happen overnight, but there was one day I realized we’d made the leap to become a full on “swim family.”

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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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6 Tipps für Schwimmer-Eltern wenn ihr Kind sagt: “Ich hab kein Leben”

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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5 Ways Open Water And Pool Meets Are Different

As I enjoyed the beauty of Castaic Lake while watching Open Water Nationals, I reflected on the differences between open water and pool meets

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6 Tipps für Schwimmer-Eltern wenn ihr Kind sagt: “Ich hab kein Leben”

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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6 Tips for Swim Parents When Their Swimmer Says “I Don’t Have a Life!”

Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones and you’ll never hear your child complain, “I don’t have a life!” With heavy loads of homework, demanding practices and long meets, your child may face ongoing conflicts with his or her schedule.

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5 Tips For Swim Parents About Handling Conflicts

We want our kids to be successful, happy and get the attention they deserve on their swim team. However, conflicts can arise on the team because of poor communication between coaches and parents, swimmers and coaches, or between kids.

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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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