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How to Be an Awesome Swim Parent

The swim parent lifestyle is a soggy, herculean and often thankless one. There are all of the early morning practices, the weekend-long swim meets, the fundraising, helping with the board, chaperoning, the fees, the carpooling, and the food, ohmagod, all the food. And most importantly, there is the most fundamental and irreplaceable role you have as…
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‘DON’T TELL ME YOU CAN’T’

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER’ US swimmer Jessica Long inspired us so much that we featured her incredible story in a previous article. When she was born with a condition that meant she had almost no bones in her lower legs, her young parents were told they wouldn’t be able to care for her.…
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Mindset – Part 1

A mindset is simply a belief – a belief about yourself and your fundamental qualities. There are two types of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change. These people document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and…
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How do we teach/coach our children CONFIDENCE??

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child. A child who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they’re scared of failing or disappointing others. This can end up holding them back later in life and prevent them from having a successful career. “The enemies of confidence are discouragement…
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How to Support swimmers through the Covid-19 Lockdown

During this pandemic, swimmers from all over the world find themselves having to adjust to these unusual and difficult times, many in total or partial lockdown.   Our swimmers are confined, with no access to swimming facilities. Some have the additional challenges of finding themselves on their own. (Single child) Below, ways to help swimmers…
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Top 10 Questions All Swimming Parents Should Understand and Respect…A MUST READ!!

Swimming Parents By Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris…..https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/ You see them every day. They are everywhere. At every pool. Every swim meet. Every school swimming practice. There they are. Sitting at the side of the pool. Watching every lap. Counting every breath. Analyzing every stroke. Studying every move you make. Coaches? No. Swimming media? Uh-uh.…
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10 Things Our Swimmers Hate

Frustration….and the source of irritation is? Being a swimmer has its ups and downs. Whether we like it or not, swimming becomes our identity. With the territory comes unspoken codes of conduct, called lap swimming etiquette, and when broken, can cause some dissension on the team. Although everyone is different in the water, we all…
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The advantages of swimming for children with ADHD…proven by 2 great Olympians

  The content in this resource is provided for general information only. It is not intended to, and does not, amount to advice which you should rely on. It is not in any way an alternative to specific advice.  You must therefore obtain the relevant professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action…
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MENTAL TOUGHNESS = KEY TO ACCOMPLISHING YOUR GOALS

Come Up With a Mantra. This mantra can be an encouraging phrase or Bible verse that you say to yourself in practice or in a meet that helps you remain positive. What is a Mantra?   A mantra is a short, positive, instructive and actionable statement that addresses what you want to think and how you want…
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6 SWIMMER NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO START YOUR SWIMMING YEAR OFF RIGHT

BY RETTA RACE  With New Year’s Day upon us, it’s time to reflect upon accomplishments, milestones and even regrets from the previous year while also turning our attention to the next 365 days that lie ahead. Entering a new year enables us to reset both mentally and physically and can serve as a catalyst for establishing…
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