Elizabeth Wickham

Elf Hinweise darauf, dass ihr Helikopter Schwimmer-Eltern seid

Der englischsprachige Originalartikel stammt von Elizabeth Wickham Elizabeth glaubt als Swim-Mom, dass es nicht nur unterschiedliche Entwicklungsstufen bei den Kindern gibt…

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Handle Conflicts

Here are five tips to use at the pool and in other areas of your life with coaches, teachers and other parents.

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From Swim Mom to Scilly Swimmer

How did one of my fellow Southern California swim moms find herself 35 miles off the coast of Cornwall, UK, swimming 15K and walking 10K through the Isles of Scilly?

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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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What We Can Learn from Sam Darnold’s Parents

Although most of us do not have children with Sam’s natural talent, we can learn a lot from how his parents let him be a kid.

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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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6 Things Parents Like to Do at Meets

Some parents love meets, while others not so much. Here’s are six ways to get more enjoyment out of swim meets.

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Why Swimmers (and Parents) Should Take A Break

Hopefully your kids have time off between school and the pool, but even if they don’t, the time off from swimming will make their first school days easier.

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Where Did All the Parent Volunteers Go?

There’s been a downward trend in volunteerism the past decade. Each year we have fewer and fewer parents stepping up to help youth sports, schools or other community programs.

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Why kids should go on travel trips

Not every team offers travel trips, but if yours does, your kids will benefit from them. Team travel means swimmers travel to a meet or other activity that is planned or supervised by the team or LSC—without mom and dad driving and staying with their kids.

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Swim Mom: Three Reasons Why Kids Need Morning Practice

In addition to improving their swimming, here are three ways kids benefit with morning practice.

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10 Things That Make a Swim Meet Great

For parents who drive to meets to watch for countless hours, what makes some meets stand out from others? Why are some meets more fun?

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How Can Parents Encourage a Mindset of a Champion?

Here are a few tips about encouraging a growth mindset in our kids.

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12 Hints You Might Be a Hovering, Helicopter Swim Parent

Here are 12 things we may do around the pool our kids should take over as they grow. Some we should never do.

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What Keeps Kids Coming Back to the Pool?

What are the motivating factors that keep our children interested in swimming? Why do they want to stick with a sport that is so demanding with practice before and after school, plus weekends for 50 weeks a year?

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