“A coach once told me that his favorite swim parents are the ones who jump in and help–wherever they are needed–and don’t expect anything in return. Keep that in mind, especially at swim meets.”
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.
Parents of youngers, enjoy it. Embrace this experience while you can. Here are my ten favorite things about age group meets…
After 15 years as an age group swim mom, this is my first year as a parent of a college swimmer. I love both roles, but there are big differences between the two. Especially at swim meets.
The competitive atmosphere can bring out some less than positive traits in parents. Here are 14 tips for how to behave at meets to make the experience better for you and your swimmer.
After being a swim mom for 15 years, I thought I knew everything there was to know about swim meets. Then, I decided to take the big plunge and dive in.
The 100 IM is a race many swimmers would love to have!
Here are 15 reminders why our sport kicks a metric ton of butt.
Here are 10 great meet ideas you might like to try at the club, local, regional or even international level. If you host it, they will come!
Why don’t you put the kids on the swim team? It was 13 years ago when a parent from my summer pool club said these words to me. Those 10 words altered the course of my family’s lives for the next 13 years – in a very good way.
It’s the season for championship meets, and the goal of any program is to finish on top. One of the easiest ways to do this is to compete as a cohesive team, with everyone participating as the best teammate they can be.
“Unfortunately for the swimmers, chlorine side-effects are the worst at swim meets. Because of increased chlorine, swimmers are exposed to higher levels of chlorine during meets.”
The next Open Water event on the calendar is the Barbados Open Water Festival scheduled for November 2nd 2014 in Carlisle Bay (1.5km & 5km races) and open to all swimmers from recreational to elite.
Sometimes we (SwimSwam) get emails that just make us smile. The one below from Taylor Counter is my favorite so far this month. Swim coaches are sacred my in my opinion, so meaningful in our lives, and Taylor clearly feels the same way.
Olympic medalist, Maritza Correia McClendon, is a former American and World Record holder, the first African Amercian woman to achieve…