A Story about Swim Parents: In Hindsight

I was blessed to have had a career in swimming which allowed me to travel the world and most important, to obtain an education that may have been out of reach had it not been for the financial support from Arizona State University in exchange for my skills in the pool. My swim career did [...]

Infinite Potential

Infinite Potential An interesting thought arose as I was talking with one of my clients this morning. I am an Olympic swimmer (2008 & 2012) and I currently run a project called RISE Elite, a mentorship platform which connects young athletes with Olympians to learn and train on the mental aspects of sport. When I [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness & Pink Goggles

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not been affected by this deadly, unfair, nasty, disease that affects many of us at the hearts of our families. Just this morning, I ran into one of our reps at the local grocery store and in jest I [...]

Americans Love Swimming

Did you watch the Summer Olympic Games in Rio? You may not have watched as much as I did but I bet you caught at least a bit of the “show?” After watching the Games, one thing is for sure, Americans love swimming. I felt it more this year than in years past. Even Ryan [...]

The Swimming Olympic Trials – The Super Bowl of Swimming

  Omaha, NE became the center of the swimming universe last week as it hosted the selection meet for the United States Swimming Olympic Team. I had an opportunity to take my oldest daughter to an event that we both hope and look forward to her attending in four years, as an athlete and not [...]

Olympic Champions Swim Clinic & Forum

  Taking the show on the road! That’s exactly what we did last week as my Olympic champion friends and I had the privilege to share our story with coaches and age-group swimmers in Bogota, Colombia. Every four years, the Olympic Games introduce us to new athletes that are not of the baseball, football or [...]

Turnover and Working with the Millennial Generation

I have a dilemma. We have too much turnover in my company. We hire young, energetic people that are from the millennial generation, for the most part. We hire the very people that Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to about free public university. These good people are defined, loosely, as people who were born from the [...]

Teaching Safer Swimmers before we Teach Fluid Swimmers

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, over 200 kids between the ages of 1-14 drowned last year in the United States.  Of those, 143 of them were under the age of 5. California had the 3rd highest incidence of drowning and to be even more specific, Orange County had the highest rate in California. Drowning [...]

Learn to Swim v. Learn to Survive

So what’s the difference between learning to swim and learning to survive? We hear it all the time, “my child knows how to swim." We get her in the water (we will use a female child for this example) and sure enough, the child can swim, doggie paddle, etc. a few feet like a champ. Your [...]

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