Training and sickness are unfortunately a well known combination. Extremely hard training programs can leave athletes more susceptible to the many illnesses present around us, especially from schools. And sickness can often hit at the best of times. Luckily, there's been plenty of research on the issue of how much and how hard to train… Continue reading Racing When Sick
Every year, usually once or twice, I have to sit one of our groups of swimmers down and explain to them what it means to be on a swim team. Many times it's because the aggressive and cliquish attitudes from school migrate over to the pool, but often it's just that swimmers don't understand what… Continue reading What is a Swim Team?
Swimming is an individual sport. We compete in our own lanes, untouched by anyone else (hopefully!) We train with others, occasionally banging arms together, but even so we live inside our heads looking down at the bottom of a pool. So what is a swim team, and why do we even need them? I guess… Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be On a Swim Team?