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The Way a Season Works:  This article discusses the development of a swim season as it relates to Senior level swimmers.  Training for Senior Level swimmers is different than training for younger swimmers.  This article was originally written by Lisa Liston of LY Swimming, but edited by Collin Fox of H2okie Aquatics to relate more directly to the Senior Program at H2okie Aquatics.  

FAQ for Age Group Swimmers: This article, published by USA Swimming, includes some well-written and well thought-out answers to some frequently asked questions about Age Group Swimmers.

FAQ for Senior Swimmers: This article, published by USA Swimming, includes the answers to some frequently asked questions about Senior Level swimmers.

Appropriate Number of Practices: This article, published by USA Swimming, discusses the appropriate level of involvement that a young athlete should have in a sport.

Getting Parents on the Team: This article, published by USA Swimming, discusses the healthiest involvement for parents with their children's swimming, their child's coach, and the club.

Parent and Coach...The Other Stuff: This article, published by USA Swimming, is another take on maintaining a healthy parent-swimmer-coach relationship.

Reducing Stress & Building Mental Toughness: This article, published by USA Swimming, is about how swimmers sometimes limit their own potential in the water.

The Coach-Parent Contract: This article, published by USA Swimming, is one of the best articles I have ever read about the appropriate relationship between a parent and a coach and how each can do his or her part to ensure the success of the swimmer, both in the water and out of the water.