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.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime exciting time—having your swimmers recruited by colleges. At this point in their lives, choosing a college is the biggest decision they’ve ever made.
Should your swimmer only swim, or participate in several sports? As a swim mom for almost 15 years, I’ve had this conversation on the pool deck over and over.
Whether it’s a t-shirt, cap or a bag tag, these little things in swimming mean a whole lot to our swimmers.
If you are a coach and your son or daughter is on your team, this article is not for you. This is for us on the sidelines, the parents who give their swimmers tips, thinking we’ll help our kids improve. This is where the old adage, “coaches coach, swimmers swim and parents parent” comes into play.
The 2017 Southern Pacific Masters Swimming Coaches Clinic will feature Olympic gold medalist Shirley Babashoff and legendary coaches Mark Schubert and Jim Montrella.
When I was a newer swim mom, I’d get all excited at meets and blurt out something to my kids that I’d later regret.
Like many swim parents, I was never a swimmer myself—unless one or two summers taking Red Cross lessons counts.
Here are several reasons why we were attracted to the pool at the beginning of our aquatic adventure…
Die Amerikanerin Elizabeth Wickham ist eine richtige “Schwimmer-Mutter”: 14 Jahre lang hat sie als Freiwillige im Schwimmverein ihrer Kinder mitgeholfen,…
Independence is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Let’s get them prepared for their next great adventure. Here’s my list of the “top things kids need to know before going to college.”