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Parents' Blog

Lisa, My Mom, Learning to Swim

May 17, 2019

Lisa Adams, mom of Houston SafeSplash franchisee and two time Olympian Cammile Adams, has lived the majority of her life around the pool. “As the girls grew up, we spent countless hours at swim meets around the county” Lisa remembers. Lisa followed Cammile and her twin sister, Ashley, to swim practices and meets year after year after year.

However, Lisa never truly learned the skill part of swimming. “The girls would always joke around with me and tell their friends I didn’t know how to swim. I never really thought much of it. Even after Cammile made the Olympic team, I never thought that I should take lessons and learn the proper skills.”

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Top 5 things I learned from U.S. Swimming Nationals 2018

August 09, 2018

On the return to “desk -life” from the “deck-life” after a week in Irvine, CA, watching US Swimming Nationals, I reflected on five life-long and valued lessons that swimming has imparted to me.

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Missy Franklin Gives Heartfelt Interview After US Nationals Swim Meet

August 02, 2018

SwimSwam interviews an emotional Missy Franklin still determined and focused on Tokyo 2020!

As a 5-time Olympic gold medalist who has broken multiple world records during her swimming career, Missy Franklin has had to face the pressure and expectations that go along with being one of the sport's swimming superstars. It was also her first time swimming in a U.S. meet since 2016. She trained and swam hard but finished at a disappointing 17th and 19th place in the 100 (55.33) and 200 free (1:59.25). In an interview after her races, Missy showed she was not going to let this performance deter her from higher aspirations and displayed a warrior's spirit and an inspiring level of professionalism even through a sometimes shaky voice.

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How to Watch the 2018 U.S. National Championships!

July 24, 2018

The 2018 U.S. National Championships begin this Wednesday, July 25th! Whether you are rooting for Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, or your local hero, the best of the best are gearing up to leave one another in their wake at the biggest U.S. meet of the year! With some help from SwimSwam.com we've got you covered on where to go to tune in!

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My Favorite Swim Team Prep Drill for Butterfly

July 19, 2018

It’s no secret butterfly can be a challenging stroke for any swimmer, regardless of the level. It’s imperative to break the butterfly stroke down piece by piece and simply think about one aspect of the stroke at a time.

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