Posts tagged "athlete"

How to parent an athlete: lessons from a swim meet

How to parent an athlete: lessons from a swim meet
I’ve spent the past three weekends at the pool for four different kids.  If you’ve been to a swim meet, you know they can be torture.  When they get to the higher levels, they are three to five days long and if you have kids in more than one age group, you could be spending... Read more »

When the Parent is more nervous than the Athlete

When the Parent is more nervous than the Athlete
4:17 am.  The numbers are blaring at me.  Really?  Come on.  I don’t have to be up for another two hours.  I toss around for another 20 minutes.  It’s no use.  Too many thoughts running through my head.  I’m never going to sleep now.  Damn. The Illinois Sr. State Swim Championship meet is this weekend. ... Read more »