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Parenting & Swim-Team

Parenting & Swim-Teams

August 3, 2018 Adrienne Brown 0 Comments

You can accomplish a lot of your parenting goals letting your kids participate on swim teams! Yeah really, parenting  & swim-teams can go together!

Parenting & Swimming

Timing at swim meet

My kids have been on many swim-teams throughout the years  of us parenting them, and I have noticed many common character building aspects. On every team these

characteristics were present in all of them. but I want to point out at least 3 in particular!


With every team that I have allowed my children to participated in, all have instilled perseverance. No matter what level my children were at when starting out, they developed perseverance!

Parenting & swimming

Finishing the swim race!

Parenting & swim-team

Beating swim time

This is a necessary characteristic for all human beings. It carries over to so many areas in their lives!



Another character building aspect!    

Parenting & swim-team

Relaxing after a hard swim meet

Parenting & swim-team

Getting that swim -team gear ready

I watched each of my children go from not being sure about their ability to stay above water, to flip turning on the wall at lightning speed. They went from standing in a frozen state, scared to mess up, to leaping from the diving board into 12 feet of water! Now that’s awesome! That’s self-confidence.



This one is at the top of my list, because it opens us up to so many other opportunities! I am not just talking about the kids, I mean the parents too! This one takes away the heart pounding anxiety that a parent has every time we go around water!

Parenting & swim-team

Swim-team boldness

Fear  is the number one reason we keep our kids from participating in many water based activities. When we allow our kids to be on the swim-team,  the skills that they gain, will help us as parents to relax!

Equipping our children with this valuable life saving skill, frees us up from this crippling fear! So that we, (parents) can enjoy the many exciting outdoor activities!

These are just 3 reasons why I say swim team can help you with parenting. It helps you to instill, and grow strong character in your children!

Parenting & swim-team

Always time for fun

OK, Parents get those children out and on your local swim team! You & your child will be the better for doing so.  Plus it is way fun!

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