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The Swim Parents I Couldn't Understand

By Elizabeth Wickham, SwimSwam, 03/08/18, 12:00PM CST

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During my children’s age group years, there were always a few parents that I didn’t “get.”

During my children’s age group years, there were always a few parents that I didn’t “get.” We were an overzealous swim family and once both my kids decided they wanted to be year-round swimmers, we dove in. We were supportive in any way we could be. If there was a fundraiser, my kids would compete to raise the most money.

If we had a “bring a friend day,” we’d bring a carload of kids to the pool. Pretty soon my days were filled with an overabundance of swim mom things, like organizing banquets, year-round swimmer gifts, and writing newsletters and press releases.