We have pages of articles for parents to read about swimming and parenting swimmers.
ARCHIVES: Parent articles I - Dec 2008–June 2009 | Parent articles II – July–October 2009 | Parent articles III – Nov 2009–April 2010 | Parent articles IV – June–Dec 2010 | Parent articles V – Jan 2011–April 2012
Click here for a great article on the art of swim parenting, in a nutshelll, by someone who should know: http://swimswam.com/what-is-the-art-of-swim-parenting/
“Your child’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having an athlete who is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting.”
– Coach John A. Casadia, Vineland, NJ
By Bruce Brown, Proactive Coaching.com
“Coaches and parents... First, teach them to love the game. Second, teach them how to play it. Third, teach them how to compete in that sport. If you get these out of order or rush the process, it is very likely you will have one of the 70% of kids in this nation that drop out of sport by age 13.”
Watch this excellent 45 minute video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jXzeSpl-lNQUlvQjdIbzBBZ1k/view
Here's the link…http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/10-things-swimming-parents-do-that-coaches-cant-stand/ At the end of the article Swimming World has a link for the 10 Things Swimming Coaches Do that Parents Can’t Stand, just to be fair. Good, huh?
It’s important for children to learn how to adapt to different coaching styles to get the most out of their practice. For that reason you’ll want to go to the Parents page of our web site on the Growing Champions for Life section and register for the FREE webinar entitled “How to Survive and Thrive with a Coach”, online September 18th, from Growing Champions for Life.
This month’s True Hero Parent article, “The Importance of Small Wins” highlights the reason why helping our kids experience small steps of progress is so important to enjoyment of their sport and feelings of accomplishment. Print the article and pass it along to a friend. Scroll down the page to find other resources that will help you create the most positive sport family environment possible!
Great little article on social media....take a look http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/11-things-swimming-coach-tired-yelling