Swimmers are pretty well-known for being comfortable, perhaps too comfortable for some non-swimmers, with their bodies. Yet the pressure to keep improving performance, and perhaps the extent to which young swimmers’ bodies are on display, contribute to the risk of disordered eating. While the clinical eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa gain much needed [...]
Articles for Parents
Articles for parents of swimmers, on positive parenting for the development of healthy, happy and high performing young swimmers.
Being the parent of a swimmer is a thankless combination of roles, from financier to taxi driver and many things in between. At the same time as making huge sacrifices yourself, there’s every chance that your teenage child will probably reward you by finding you intolerably embarrassing and tell you on a frequent basis that [...]