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Swim Mom: When Our Kids Have Big Dreams

I have a question for swim coaches and parents. When our kids have huge dreams, should we tell them what is realistic and reasonable? Or, do encourage them to dream?

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Swim Mom: Six Reasons Why Swimming is a Great Family Sport

If you’re looking for something active and fun to do together as a family there are many choices like running, skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, and yes, swimming. Kids naturally love to be in the pool and it makes us old folks feel good, too.

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How to Kick Start Your Race

Of the ten points we teach at The Race Club for a better start, the kick up of the back leg is perhaps the most powerful and under-utilized technique out there.

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SwimMom Musings: What is a Swim Mom?

On Mother’s Day, we tend to reflect on the myriad roles we play in the lives of our children.

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A Swim Mom’s Memory of the First Meet

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.

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Beryl Gastaldello Speaks Candidly on Mental Health Issues, Training with A&M Men (Video)

Beryl Gastaldello has had a whirlwind year, both in and out of the pool. Ironically, her best year in the pool was her worst year out of the pool.

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SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Breaststroke Posture Drills

SwimSwam thanks SwimmersBest for sponsoring “Drill of the Month.”  This is a SwimSwam recurring feature that brings drills and idea…

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FINIS Set of the Week: The Best/Worst IM Set You’ll Ever Meet

This set is not for the timid. If you’re ready to tackle some serious IM training, then read on!

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The Rapid Rise of TheMagic5

We caught up with two of the three founders of custom-fitted goggle producer TheMagic5 —Rasmus Barfred and Bo Haaber— to ask them why they started the company and what their year has been like.

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Swim Mom Musings: Being a Person of Character

Whether you are Olympic bound, swimming in the NCAA or just enjoying high school or summer swim, the most important ideal that you must embrace is: Be a Person of Character.

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Swim Mom: Can Perseverance and Grit Be Taught?

Two outstanding traits of swimmers are perseverance and grit. We hear those words tossed around the pool deck, but what exactly do they mean and is it possible to help our kids gain those traits?

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Schede Di Allenamento: Il Set Sulla Distanza Di Katie Ledecky

Non si diventa come Katie Ledecky senza aver fatto alcune cose impressionanti in allenamento. Probabilmente Katie Ledecky è attualmente la più…

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Swim Mom Musings: Choosing the Right Swim Team

August is often the time athletes select clubs for the coming year. Here are a few swim mom tips for helping your child navigate the sometimes murky waters of club selection.

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Ode To The Swim Mom

Swimswam is always here for you, and we’ve worked to set you up with a guideline of the perfect things to say to your mom this mother’s day.

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Freestyle Progression with Ritter Sports Performance

Coach Abbie Fish uses this Freestyle progression to focus on the 5 fundamental movements that make up a great Freestyle Stroke: Body Alignment, Kick, Rotation, Pull, and Recovery.

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