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Nov 1, 2019 - Crushing it at the Fall Invitational
Oct 16, 2019 - LY Swimmers Achieve 56 National YMCA Top 10/16 Rankings
Sep 19, 2019 - BIG SWIMS for LY at the Season Opener Meet
Sep 5, 2019 - "WHY DID THEY ENTER MY KID IN THAT EVENT?!?!"
Parent Article - "WHY DID THEY ENTER MY KID IN THAT EVENT?!?!" One of my favorite aspects of our Season Opener meet is that the format allows for every swimmer to swim in every individual event. Not ...
Feb 4, 2019 - More Important Than The Clock
More Important Than the Clock by Coach Ryan Ultimately, the clock is how we measure our performance. It doesn’t lie, and it represents the sum of our actions to deliver our best race. Because of th...
Jan 14, 2019 - Your Kid Will Fail (And That's O.K.)
Your Kid WILL Fail (And That's O.K.) by Ryan Woodruff The idea of failure as a requirement for future success has become a popular notion lately in the self-help genre. In swimming, where there is...
Jan 7, 2019 - Twenty Reasons Why Swimming is A Great Sport for Your Kids
Twenty Reasons Why Swimming is a Great Sport for Your Kids by Ryan Woodruff Not that you don't already know how great it is, but have you considered all of these? 1. Swimming is great exercise that em...
Dec 31, 2018 - The Phenom and the Climber
The Phenom and the Climber by Ryan Woodruff Ours is a competitive sport and one that easily lends itself to comparison. Whereas in basketball or soccer for example we could have endless debates ...
Dec 23, 2018 - What Can We Learn From the Career of Missy Franklin?
What Can We Learn From the Career of Missy Franklin? by Coach Ryan Woodruff This week, American Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin officially retired from swimming. Though only 23, she has bee...
Dec 17, 2018 - Do You Think My 8 Year-Old Will Be Good Enough To Get a Scholarship?
Do You Think My 8 Year-Old Will Be Good Enough To Get A College Swimming Scholarship? by Ryan Woodruff Years ago, a parent on my team asked me this question. Her daughter was 8, had just joined our te...
Dec 10, 2018 - Moving Up: The Parent Transition
Moving Up: The Parent Transition by Ryan Woodruff "Moving up" is an important experience in the life of a swimmer. When a swimmer is old enough, has shown a sufficient level of commitment, and has im...
Dec 3, 2018 - Eight Phrases for Swim Parents to Avoid
Eight Phrases For Swim Parents to Avoid By Coach Ryan Woodruff First, let me say that we have an amazing group of parents on our club. They make sacrifices to help their children succeed, care about ...
Nov 26, 2018 - Advice for New Swim Parents (and Some Good Reminders for Veterans)
Advice for New Swim Parents (and Some Good Reminders for Veterans) So you're new to the team and new to year-round swimming? Congratulations, you have made an excellent choice. We have many new swimme...
Nov 16, 2018 - Top 20 (SCY) of the last 20 years
Nov 12, 2018 - The Law of Kid Inertia
The Law of Kid Inertia by Ryan Woodruff About 45 minutes after my kids get off the school bus on most weekdays, it is my honor to announce "Alright kids, time to go to swim practice!" If you k...
Nov 9, 2018 - Working Together
Working Together “The best place to coach a swim team is in an orphanage.” The statement above has been a long-running joke among cynical swim coaches for decades as they bemoan swim parents who “just...