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PUMPKIN SPICE SWIM RACE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 Thank you so much parents for participating. Below you can find your swimmers times Ellison Abromowitz 25 Freestyle: 19.33 25 Butterfly: 29.90 25 Backstroke: 29.50 25 Breaststroke: 25.47 50 Freestyle: 46.30 Henrry Abromowitz 25 Freestyle: 31.60 25 Backstroke: 41.62 25 Freestyle Kick: 35.75 Oliver Abromowitz 25 Freestyle: 25.16 25 Butterfly: 33.63 25 Backstroke: 30.73 25 Breaststroke: 33.29 50 Freestyle: 53.88 Yael Coleman 25 Freestyle: 40.51 25 Backstroke: 37.38 25 Freestyle Kick: 43.60 Scarlett Grisham 25 Freestyle: 36.70 25 Backstroke: 36.18 25 Freestyle...

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Raising athletes to be resilient and persistent in the face of struggles or challenges is an important role for every parent, but it can be hard to know where to draw the line when helping athletes develop ‘grit.’ An athlete with grit, as explained by Angela Duckworth, the scientist who coined the term, is able to “sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals.” Here are a five common mistakes that parents make when trying to instill that spirit in athletes. Avoid Cultivating a Winner-Only Mindset It’s easy to...

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As young athletes navigate through adolescence, they may run into situations that challenge their moral compass. Whether your athlete is faced with an ethical dilemma in school, in sport, or in the community, doing the right thing is important – no matter who is watching. In a study about young children and the bystander effect, results showed that although children are typically extremely helpful to others in need, they are more inclined to assist others only when the responsibility is clearly attributed to them. Children were less likely to help...

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by TrueSport Stress automatically calls to mind negative moments in life: A difficult upcoming test, a fight with a friend or parent, global collective stress like the coronavirus pandemic, or even self-created stress about what others might be thinking. And yes, too much stress and too few resources to combat it can be a bad thing…but allowing kids to entirely avoid it actually does them a disservice. Board-certified family physician and TrueSport Expert Deborah Gilboa, MD, specializes in youth development—including stress management. Her main message to parents is that children...

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If you’re not familiar with the sport, it’s a little overwhelming when your kid joins a swim team. If you’re like many new swim parents, you have no idea where to start. Here are some tips for buying swim team swimsuits. FUNCTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FASHION The fashionable trunks or bikini worn to the neighborhood pool or beach won’t do the job for swim team practice. Swimming for 45-60 minutes every day requires a swimsuit with specific features. Competition suits are made for the rigorous practice schedule of serious...

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Swimming is the perfect exercise for many reasons. For one, it’s gentle on joints and muscles, which is why it’s generally approved by doctors when other sports are not. But a lack of flexibility can hinder your swimming, killing your performance and enjoyment of the sport. Here are some reasons to incorporate flexibility training into your swimming routine so you can swim harder, faster, and longer! Improves Speed Prevents Injury Improves Endurance Below you will find an excelent yoga video for your swimmers.

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During this quarantine it is very important to keep your swimmers active. Not only will it help them to stay motivated but also stay in shape when all of this is over. Part of the benefit of dryland training routines is that they allow swimmers to build strength and flexibility year round. So let's take avantange of that and keep them moving at least 3 times per week. I know school is canceled, which means you’re now not only a parent, secretary and CEO of your household, but you’re also...

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Hi TigerSharks, This week we have a new game for you and your swimmers to play at home Here is how to play: 18 cards 1-18 players any age Set up: Form a circle with all you players, make sure each person has enough space to do a jumping jack. Put the cards in a pile face down in the center of the circle, a small stool or table might be helpful in certain situations. Play: The player who places the cards in the center will flip one card over....

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This week we have an exciting workout so you guys can do it with your swimmer. The idea is that your swimmers see this as a game and not a workout. That way they can stay motivated. How to play: Print the space savers and the pull out cards. Cut them around the edge. Put the cards that have been pulled out in a plastic bag or a cup. Make sure you print 1 set of space savers per player. Now each member of the family picks one board. Now...

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Getting a workout in with kids around doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, it can even be fun! The secret isn’t finding time without the kids. The secret is inviting the kids to workout with you. Exercise for kids should be fun. Instead of "working out," think of it as "exercise play". Here is a workout video for your swimmers that you can do with them.