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Inspiration: The Most Overlooked Reason Why Kids Won’t Listen

My son climbed to the top of the monkey bars and snaked across them from above. He’s not strong enough to swing across arm-to-arm, so his solution is to catapult his legs up, pull his entire body on top of the bars, and slither across. A mom walked up to me. “Your son’s on top…
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Inspiration: 5 Reasons You Should be Working on Your Underwater Fly Kick

If you’ve seen top level swimmers live, you know just how extraordinarily powerful they can kick underwater. Swimmers like Michael Phelps, Florent Manaudou, and Tom Shields perform the undulating dolphin kick so fluidly and powerfully that it seems superhuman. Trying to mimic their grace and power can leave us feeling more like a salmon in its death throes…
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Inspiration: What Makes a Swim Team (Swimming Club) Great?

My kids stuck with one team throughout their age group years from kindergarten through high school graduation. The pool was close to our home and we’ve had excellent coaches throughout the years. We had great role models with parents of older kids and the swimmers on our team were serious but knew how to have fun. As…
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Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Children

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Cape Town: #NowhereBetter Where do the French go to fall in love?

Cape Town: #NowhereBetter xxx Where do… the French go to fall in love? the English go for tea? the Swiss go to climb? the Italians go for art? the Australians go for wine? the Argentinians go for barbeque? … Cape Town. Nowhere does it better   Cape Town: www.nowherebetter.co.za Please follow and like us:

Inspiration: How an Olympic Champion Takes Getting Cut (dropped) from the Relay

How an Olympic Champion Takes Getting Cut (dropped) from the Relay The relays are one of the most anticipated events on the Olympic swimming program. A lot of the biggest moments in the history of our sport have come during these races. Who can forget Bruce Hayes storming back to defeat Michael Gross and the West Germans…
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Inspiration: Jason Lezak and the Power of Competing

Jason Lezak and the Power of Competing At the Beijing Olympics Jason Lezak swam one of the most unreal races in swimming history. Here’s how he unleashed the power of competing to make it happen No matter how many times I watch the race video I still get all the goose-tinglies. When Jason Lezak dove…
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Inspiration: How visualization will help you achieve your goals

Inspiration: How visualization will help you achieve your goals When Mark Tewksbury lunged backwards into the touch pad at the 1991 FINA world championships and looked up at the scoreboard, he felt a sharp blast of satisfaction. Even though Tewksbury had placed second in a time of 55.29, he was just 0.06 behind the winner, Jeff Rouse…
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Inspiration: Sporting Parents “How do I Know if My Child is Talented?”

Inspiration: Sporting Parents “How do I Know if My Child is Talented?” Video: Full screen, click here: “How do I Know if My Child is Talented?” Wayne Goldsmith Coaching “Without doubt one of the most common questions I get asked all over the world at my “Sport Parenting” seminars is this one: How Do I Know…
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Inspiration: Raising an Optimistic child

Raising an Optimistic Child “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world… To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history…
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