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Dear SYCH Parent, If you’re serious about helping your child deal with injuries, slumps, unfairness, setbacks, and disappointment check out the “Parents” section of our the USA Swimming web site (Growing Champions for Life) where you’ll find the registration link to this month’s Life-Skills Webinar, “Overcoming Adversity in Sports and Life” scheduled for Wednesday, August 20th.  This month’s True Hero Parent article, “Does Your Support Have Strings Attached” is a thought provoking look at how easy it is for adults to add high expectations to the pressures our kids put...

SYCH Parent, Learning the skills of mental toughness is one of sport’s greatest challenges.  Would you like to learn how to help that process along? This month’s Positive Parent Video on our web site, “Conquer the Greatest Distraction of All” describes the roadblocks to your child’s concentration and provides strategies for improving focus during competitions.  The concepts apply to every sport and life in general!  Be sure to check out the video’s companion Game Plan .pdf document to put this concept into practice.  You’ll also enjoy the audio interview with...

Parents and Swimmers- Please follow this link for more information on Ashley Twitchel's gold winning performance at the World University Games. http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/35134.asp?q=WORLD-UNIVERSITY-GAMES-DAY-8--ASHLEY-TWICHELL,-USA,-GOLD!-WMN%27S-10KM-OPEN-WATER Great Job Ashley!  

SHANGHAI -- American Ashley Twichell won a bronze medal Friday in the 5K open water race at the 2011 FINA World Championships, her time of 1 hour, 40.2 seconds just five-tenths behind the winner, Swann Oberson of Switzerland. Twichell’s teammate, Eva Fabian, finished 12th in 1:00:50.0. Both Twichell and Fabian got out to a quick start and swam with the lead pack for most of the race. Twichell then went neck-and-neck with Oberson and France’s Aurelie Muller down the homestretch, with Oberson nipping the other swimmers with a time of...