Entries by Meredith Thompson-Edwards

17 Ways to Drive your Swim Coach Nuts

Part babysitter, part life coach, and part instructor, our swim coaches are tasked with a lot. What makes their job even harder is when we as swimmers go out of our way to make things even more (and usually needlessly) challenging. I’ll freely admit to being guilty of some of these. I know I drove […]

How to be a More Coachable Swimmer

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy…. We’ve all had that swimmer on our team or in our training group. The one that argues with coach every time she writes up a workout on the board. That rolls his eyes when the group is asked to do something challenging. That argues, whines and resists. You swim long enough it […]

3 Tips for Parents about Personal Bests

I have a freshman swimming in college and I have to remind myself that this is a transition year. Her coaches, workouts and team are new to her, she’s working out harder than ever. And she’s not getting best times at dual meets. I’m not freaking out about it. The shaved and tapered meets are […]