Here’s a list of my articles published by SwimSwam.com:
8/16/2021 Swim Mom Marni O’Dell on Raising Teagan
5/25/2021 Ask Swim Mom: What About Burnout?
March Print Issue of SwimSwam: The Chilean Coup Crew of 1973.
12/9/2020 Ask Swim Mom: New Team vs. Boarding School
10/30/2020 Swim Mom: 6 Life Lessons Learned
10/17/2020 Ask Swim Mom: My Parents Embarrass Me
9/23/2020 Swim Mom: Staying in Our Lanes
8/22/2020 Ask Swim Mom: Is it Allergies or Asthma?
8/1/2020 Ask Swim Mom: Anxiety or Arrhythmia?
7/11/2020 Swim Mom: Help Your Child Handle Disappointment
6/10/2020 Ask Swim Mom: When Will My Child Be Moved Up?
5/30/2020 The Secret to Motivating Our Kids
5/18/2020 Will City Pools Be a Casualty of Coronavirus
5/6/2020 6 Tips for Swim Parents About Seeing Things Differently
4/18/2020 Swim Mom: 11 Things I Miss About Swimming
4/12/2020 7 Tips for Great Conversations With Our Kids
3/26/20 Swim Mom: Make the Most Out of Every Opportunity
3/19/20 Ask Swim Mom: Does My Son Need to Swim Club to Swim in College?
3/12/20 Ask Swim Mom: Should Meets Be Electronic Free?
3/2/20 Ask Swim Mom: About Those Late Bloomers
2/21/20 5 Tips to Help Your Child at the Championship Meet
1/31/20 Ask Swim Mom: I Want My Child in the Senior Group
1/25/20 Ask Swim Mom: Should There Be a Maximum Practice Schedule
1/15/20 Ask Swim Mom: What About the Chlorine Cough?
1/2/20 Ask Swim Mom: My Son Is Skipping Practice
12/18/19 Five Surefire Ways to Annoy Your Child’s Coach
12/9/19 Swim Mom: How Swimming Prepares Your Child for the Real World
11/25/19 Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Skip High School Swimming?
11/14/19 What’s Not To Like About Relays?
11/6/19 Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Miss School for Meets?
10/29/19 Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Swim Doubles?
10/18/19 What I Miss Most About Being a Swim Family
10/11/2019 Swim Mom: Embrace the Community
10/2/2019 Ask Swim Mom: Should I help set goals?
9/25/2019 5 Things to Know Before Kids Go to College
9/19/2019 6 Parent Tips for Parents About Changing Teams
9/13/2019 Ask Swim Mom: When Is It Time to Step Back?
9/3/2019 5 Traps Parents Should Avoid
8/29/2019 Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Specialize?
8/23/2019 Swim Mom: A Few Parent Tips for the New Season
8/15/2019 5 Parent Tips About Taking a Break
8/7/2019 Swim Mom: An Unlikely Role Model, Ryan Lochte
7/29/2019 7 Tips for Parents on Preparing for Target Meets
7/17/2019 Ask Swim Mom: My Son Hasn’t Been Recruited Yet
7/10/2019 The Silver Lining of Missing Goals
6/26/2019 We Are Not the Enemy
6/20/2019 Traits of Super Swim Parents
6/12/2019 Ask Swim Mom: Should I Force My Child to Go to Practice?
6/5/2019 3 Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Act Like Submarines
5/28/2019 Should Parents Use the Carrot or the Stick?
5/22/2019 Ask Swim Mom: I Think My Child Should Move Up
5/16/2019 4 Reasons Why Cities Should Support Swim Teams
5/9/2019 Is College Club Swimming the Right Choice for My Child?
5/2/2019 3 Tips for Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster
4/24/2019 Ask Swim Mom: What If the Coach Has Favorites?
4/17/2019 6 Parent Tips About Nerves at Meets
4/11/2019 Ask Swim Mom: What Makes a Great Coach?
4/3/2019 What Can Parens Do If No One Recruits Their Child?
3/20/2019 College Cheating Scandal Aside, the Good Things About College Athletics
3/13/19 9 Basics to Great Swim Parenting
3/7/2019 Where Are the Swim Spectators?
2/26/2019 Northview Vikings Swim Team Need Parkas
2/20/2019 Ask Swim Mom: Why Tear Down a Team After Leaving?
2/15/2019 Should My Child Go To Swim Camp?
2/5/2019 9 Easy Ideas for Snack Bars
1/30/2019 10 Minutes a Day for Happier Parents and Swimmers
1/23/19 Ask Swim Mom: What do I say when my child misses her cut?
1/14/19 3 Pros and Cons of Small and Large Teams
1/2/19 Ask Swim Mom: Can I Help My Swimmer Get Faster?
12/17/18 Four Things That Make a Swim Team Great
12/4/18 Less Is More in Swim Parenting
11/26/18 Secrets of Success for Swim Parents
11/20/18 Ask Swim Mom: What should I say after races?
11/13/18 10 Things Parents Can and Cannot Control
11/6/18 Should Parents Talk About Performance?
10/31/18 3 Reasons Why Swim Parents are Happy and Positive
10/24/18 Ask Swim Mom: Why Isn’t My Child Dropping Time?
10/16/18 Can Grit and Perseverance Be Taught?
10/9/18 Confessions of a Helicopter Mom: Learn from Mistakes
10/2/18 5 Ways Parents Can Help Handle Conflicts
9/25/18 From Swim Mom to Scilly Swimmer
9/19/18 10 Things I Learned from Swim Moms
9/12/18 What We Can Learn from Sam Darnold’s Parents
9/4/18 6 Things Parents Like to Do at Meets
8/21/18 Where did all the swim parent volunteers go?
8/14/18 Why kids should go on travel trips
8/14/18 Kids Ke Live Travel Kyu Jaruri Hai
7/31/18 Three Reasons Why Kids Need Morning Practice
7/24/18 10 Things That Make a Swim Meet Great
7/17/18 How Can Parents Encourage a Mindset of a Champion?
7/10/18 What Keeps Kids Coming Back to the Pool?
7/3/18 Should Parents Encourage Kids to Take Recruit Trips?
6/26/18 4 Parents Tips About Hard Work Vs. Talent
6/19/18 9 Ways Summers Are Different for Swim Families
6/13/18 Are Swim Parents Adding to Performance Pressure
6/5/18 5 Reasons Why Our Kids Like to Swim
5/29/18 Are You Ready For College Swim Parenting?
5/21/18 7 Swim Sayings for Swim Parents
5/14/18 10 Milestones for Swim Parents
5/8/18 6 Tips for Conversations After Meets and Practice
5/1/18 When Our Kids Have Big Dreams
4/24/18 Six Reasons Why Swimming Is A Great Family Sport
4/16/18 Why It’s Great to Have Standouts On Your Team
4/9/18 When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To Practice
4/3/18 6 Tips to Encourage Parent Volunteers
3/27/18 Why isn’t Caeleb Dressel a household name?
3/19/18 Will Swimming Pay for College?
3/12/18 6 Swim Parent Tips for the High School Season
2/27/2018 7 Parent Tips for the Conference Meet
2/20/18 The Swim Parents I Couldn’t Understand
2/13/2018 6 Takeaways for Swim Parents
2/6/2018 11 Ways Masters and Age Group Meets Are Different
1/30/2018 5 Traits Great Swim Parents Share
1/23/2018 Help Your Kids Get Better Every Day, In Every Way
1/15/2018 6 Signs Parents Like Swimming More Than Their Kids
1/8/2018 What To Do When Your Swimmer Is Injured
1/1/2018 2 Questions From New Swim Parents
12/29/17 Drei Tipps Fur Schwimmer Eltern
12/26/2017 Give Your Kids a Gift to Last a Lifetime
12/12/2017 9 Recruiting Tips From SwimSwam Readers
12/5/2017 The Swim Parents We Don’t Want to Be
11/27/2017 Why isn’t my swimmer dropping time?
11/20/2017 8 Reasons to Be Thankful for Swimming
11/13/2017 8 Things I Miss About My Kids’ Age Group Swimming Days
11/7/2017 One Tip for Swim Parents: Don’t Speak
10/31/17 5 Things Kids Gain From Swimming
10/25/17 7 Things Swim Families Share
10/17/17 One Tough Thing for Swim Teams
10/9/17 Do Coaches Look at Parents During Recruiting?
10/3/17 6 Traits Swimmer Have That Employers Want
9/25/17 4 Tips for Swim Parents About Recruiting
9/18/17 Little Things That Count in Swimming
9/14/17 Shirley Babashoff to Headline Southern Pacific Masters Clinic
9/11/17 Things to Say — or Not Say to Your Swimmer
9/5/17 How Can I Inspire My Child In Swimming?
8/29/17 Do You Have a Team of Givers or Takers?
8/22/17 4 Tips to Find Balance As a Swim Parent
8/14/17 4 Tips To Avoid Being A Helicopter Swim Parent
8/7/17 4 Tips for Swim Parents About Visiting Other Teams
8/1/17 5 Tips For Swim Parents About the Journey
7/17/17 Sippy Woodhead’s Tips for SwimSwam Parents
7/11/17 10 Reasons Why Swimmers Are the Best Kids
7/3/17 Does My Swimmer Need Private Lessons
6/19/17 Swim Parents: Take a Moment to Celebrate
6/16/17 10 Reasons Why Swim Dads Are the Best Dads
6/12/17 An Ode to the Goodie Bag
6/6/17 5 Thoughts For Swim Parents About Why Our Kids Swim
5/30/17 4 Thoughts For Swim Parents About Team Culture
5/22/17 5 Ways Open Water and Pool Meets Are Different
5/14/17 10 Reasons Why Swim Moms Are the Best Moms
5/9/2017 5 Tips for Swim Parents About Handling Conflicts
5/1/2017 Who Are These People and Why Did They DQ My Kid?
4/24/2017 4 Reasons Why Kids Should Go to Swim Camp
4/17/17 Should Ryan Lochte Be Allowed to Swim at US Masters Nationals?
4/10/17 3 Reasons Why Swim Parents Get a Bad Rap
4/3/2017 5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Compete in High School Swim
3/28/2017 When Should Your Child and Age Group Swimmer Wear a Tech Suit?
3/20/2017 3 Ways for Swim Parents to Make the Final Year Count
3/13/2017 5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Swimmer’s Performance
3/6/2017 5 Amazing Things Michael Phelps Said About His Mom
2/27/2017 4 Parent Lessons About the Conference Meet
2/20/2017 4 Parent Tips About Phones and Social Media
2/13/2017 4 Tips to Let Our Kids Struggle and Grow
2/6/2017 5 Ways Swimming has Changed for Our Kids
1/30/2017 6 Positive Things to Help Your Kids Prepare for Meets
1/23/2017 5 Tips for Swim Parents Before the Big Meet
1/17/2017 What Should Your Child Eat at Swim Meets?
1/9/2017 Three Things Swim Parents Can and Cannot Control
1/2/2017 What’s the Best Advice for New Swim Parents?
12/26/2016 6 Reasons to Share the Joy of Swimming With Your Kids
12/19/16 Does Your Child Want to Swim in College?
12/12/16 7 of the Best Parent Volunteer Jobs at Swim Meets
12/5/16 4 Tips on How to Be a Great Swim Parent
11/28/16 5 Tips for When Your Swim Parenting Days Are Numbered
11/22/16 Six Thoughts for Swim Parents About Best Times
11/15/16 When Should Your Child Wear a Tech Suit?
11/7/16 6 Things Parents of Non-Swimmers Don’t Understand
10/31/16 3 Ways Swim Club Parents Board Can Avoid Embezzlement
10/24/16 5 Reasons Why Swim Parents Are the Best
10/18/16 How Does Social Media Affect Recruiting?
10/10/16 4 Thoughts for Swim Parents When Teams Fracture
10/3/2015 Why Do We Want Our Kids to Swim?
9/26/2016 What is a Parent’s Role in College Recruiting?
9/19/2016 6 Tips for Swim Parents About the Car Ride Home
9/12/2016 12 Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Swim Masters
9/6/2016 3 Tips About Choosing the Best Team
8/30/2016 5 Swim Parent Tips About a New Coach
8/22/16 Are Leadership Skills a Side Effect of Swimming?
8/18/16 6 Thoughts for Swim Parents About Positive Attitudes
8/8/16 8 Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Watch the Olympics With Their Kids
8/2/16 Three Tips for Swim Parents on When to Let Go
7/25/16 6 Things I’d Do Over as a Swim Parent
7/19/16 What Does It Mean to Let Your Child Take Ownership?
7/11/16 9 Things Parents of Distance Swimmers Know
7/7/16 6 Amazing Things Parents Do
6/20/16 Three Tips for Swim Parents About Effort
6/13/16 6 Tips for Swim Parents About Last Ditch
6/8/16 10 Ways to be the Worst Swim Parent Ever
5/31/16 7 Swim Parent Tips for When Your Swimmer Doesn’t Make the Cut
5/23/16 7 Swim Parent Tips to Stop Comparing Swimmers
5/16/16 4 Swim Parent Tips to Beware the Green-Eyed Monster
5/3/16 5 Swim Parent Tips for When Things Go Wrong
4/26/16 4 Questions for Swim Parents About Goals
4/22/16 6 Swim Parent Tips About Hard Work
4/13/16 4 Swim Parent Tips About Olympic Dreams
4/5/16 4 Swim Parent Tips About Consistency
3/29/16 Four Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Act Like Grandparents
3/22/16 4 Tips to be a Better Swim Parent
3/15/16 4 Swim Parent Tips About Team Loyalty
3/8/16 6 Things I Learned as a Swim Parent
2/29/16 A Swim Parent’s Reflection on the Senior’s Farewell
2/22/16 8 Swim Parent Reflections About Conference Meets
2/16/16 6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Swim in College
2/9/16 5 Tips for Swim Parents to Leave Your Team a Little Better Than You Found It
2/1/16 11 Things I Never Knew About Swim Meets
1/26/16 6 Parent Tips to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Competition
1/19/16 6 Reasons to Become a Swim Family
1/12/16 7 Ways Swim Meets Prepare Our Kids for the Real World
1/5/16 8 Swim Parent Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety at Meets
12/29/15 21 New Year’s Resolutions for Swim Parents
12/21/15 11 Signs You’re Officially A Swim Parent
12/16/15 7 Reasons Why Your Team Should Host Meets
12/8/15 7 Parent Tips to Help Your Child Be More Positive
12/1/15 6 Swim Parent Tips Why Your Child Isn’t Getting Best Times
11/24/15 11 Tips for Swim Parents on What Kids Need to Know Before College
11/17/15 4 Tips for Swim Parents Why We Shouldn’t Coach Our Kids
11/10/15 12 Signs Your Child is Passionate About Swimming
10/27/15 9 Swim Parent Tips on What Makes a Coach Great
11/3/15 6 Tips for Swim Parents on Why Swimmers Quit
10/20/15 12 Hints You Might be a Hovering, Helicopter Swim Parent
10/14/15 8 Tips for Swim Parents: Why It’s Good to Lose
10/6/15 6 Tips on How to Be Happy Swim Parent
9/29/15 6 Tips for Swim Parents When Their Swimmer Says “I don’t have a life”
9/24/15 Do Our Kids Learn Ethics in the Pool
9/15/15 A Swim Mom’s Memory of the First Meet
9/9/15 5 Things I Did Not Expect My Kids to Learn from Swimming
9/2/15 4-Time Olympian’s Thoughts on how to Prepare Kids for College
8/26/15 5 Fresh Starts to a New Season of Swim Parenting
8/19/15 6 Ways Swim Parents Can Encourage Great Swimmer Coach Relationships
8/12/15 11 Team Traditions I’m Thankful for as a Swim Parent
7/28/15 6 Tips for Swim Parents About Letting Our Kids Take Ownership
7/22/15 6 Tips for Swim Parents About Board Members
7/14/15 5 Things to Discuss With Your Swimmer About College
7/7/15 10 Signs You Might Be a Helicopter Swim Parent
6/30/15 11 Tips About Really, Really Bad Swims
6/23/15 One Tip for Swim Parents About Relays
6/16/15 8 Tips for Swim Parents About Team Hopping
6/10/15 10 Things I Notice While Swimming Masters
6/3/15 5 Tips for Swim Parents On How to Encourage Your Swimmer
5/26/15 Are You a Supportive or Overly Involved Swim Parent?
5/21/15 7 Tips for swim Parents About College Recruiting
5/12/15 7 Tips for Swim Parents About the Recruiting Process
5/4/15 9 Things You Can Learn from Your Swim Coach
4/27/15 10 Things I Like Best About Age Group Swim Meets
4/23/15 11 Things I’ve Learned from Two Weeks of Masters
4/14/15 3 Mistakes Swim Parents Should Never Make
4/8/15 8 Reasons Why Swimming Makes You a Better Parent
4/1/15 14 Parents Tips on How to Behave at Meets
3/25/15 10 Reasons Why I’m Thankful to be a Swim Parent
3/18/15 12 Parent Tips on How to Behave at Swim Practice
3/10/15 3 Tips to Help Swim Parents Deal With the Dreaded Plateau
3/4/15 4 Tips for Parents to Keep Your Swimmer in the Game
2/23/15 Swim Parent Tip: Seeing the Big Picture and Trusting the Coach
2/4/15 12 Tips for Parents About College vs. Club Meets
1/28/15 5 Tips on How to Be a Better Board Member
1/12/15 5 Tips for Parents to Handle Conflicts with Coaches
12/26/14 10 Tips to Improve Parent-Coach Relationships
12/16/14 Two Tips for Parents about Swim Meets
12/01/14 Three Tips for Swim Parents About Personal Best Times
11/19/14 One Tip for Swim Parents — Enjoy the Process
11/3/14 One Tip for Swim Parents About Sports Specialization
10/31/14 Coto Coyote Swim Team Supports Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat