The following series of articles is sent to us weekly by the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA). They are for educational purposes for both parents and swimmers, as many of the articles provide content worth reading. The content varies greatly from 'the swimmer's side' topics such as nutrition, meet preparation, move-ups, new training groups, goal setting, handling the ups and downs of training, to the 'parent's side' topics, including dealing with disappointment, helping your swimmer set goals, commitments to the team and volunteering.
We will add the most recently received articles at the top of the list.
Who Should the Head Coach Work With?
On Praising Your Children
Which Events Should Your Child Swim?
The Issue of Leadership
Where Should Fast Age Group Swimmers Train?
Because They MUST Fail
When the Coach is Away with a Few Swimmers
"Burnout" or "Choice"
The Positive Attitude
The Purpose of Team Travel Meets
Coffee and Caffeine
The Ten Commandments for Parents of Athletic Children
Competition and Children
When Your Child is Disqualified
Swimming is an Investment
Are All Efforts "Good" Efforts?
Balancing Breakfast with Morning Workouts
The Parent and the Coach
Swim Parents who are Swimmers
Age Group Swimmers and Taper
That's Not It!!!
The Career Club Coach
Key to Goal Setting - Parent Support
What Should My Child Be Eating Before and During Competitions?
Kids and Sport
What the Coach Looks for in a Swim Performance
Kids with Two Career Parents
Success in Athletics
Practice is Too Hard!!!
What is "Swimmer's Ear?"
Supporting Your Children in Swimming
A Family that Plays Together
Adjusting to Different Stroke Techniques
The Fallacy of Age Group Rankings
After Your Child Swims the Event
The Marginally Motivated Swimmer
Helping Your Young Child set Goals
One Day in the Life of an Age Group Parent
Weight Training for Age Group Swimmers
What is Long Course, What is Short Course?
Swim Meet Basics for Parents
Eating on the Road
Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Developing Swimmers Progressively
When Should Your Swimmer Start "Two-a-day" Practices?
Fast Food Breakfast Choices
Fast Food - Healthier Choices
Gain Weight to Gain Strength
Nutrition between Prelaims and Finals
What Motivates the Coach?
Learning to Prepare for the Best
Watching Your Child at Swim Lessons or Swim Practice
On Aging up and Expectations
When the Coach Goes to Nationals
When Swimmers return from Camp
When Sally Swims Poorly
Why Should a Club Support its Elite Athletes?
Speaking Up to Grow Up
I went to the Results Board to see how I did
When a Child starts on the Team as a Teenager
The Taper Chase
The Stroke Guru
What We do in Age Group and Stroke School Practice
My Man Dan