The Lakeside Swim Team of Louisville, Kentucky, traces its existence back to 1928, and over the years it has produced eleven Olympians. While swimming around the world has looked a lot different over the last 18 months, we’re excited to have finally gotten to see Olympic swimming again, and we’re still highlighting and celebrating swim teams from across the country. This month, we’re taking a look at the Lakeside Swim Team.
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One of the elementary requirements coaches in any sport have is to establish a culture of winning. There are many methods to do so, but one thing all of the methods share in common is the goal of getting all of the athletes moving in the same direction — fully-bought into the mission of the team.
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Preparing the Future Stars of the Sport for Professional Competition. Morgantown, WV (July 30, 2021) – MX Sports Pro Racing has announced a significant initiative to further the continued development of the next generation of talent in American motocross. The MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine will serve as a critical tool in preparing racers for the transition from the amateur to professional level of the sport in both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and AMA Supercross.
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Participating in youth sports has many benefits, from increasing agility, strength, and fine motor skills, to building self-confidence. One of the best things that can come out of playing sports, though, is the relationships kids build with their peers. Sports build relationships, giving kids the opportunity to spend time with their friends, bond over their experiences, work hard together, and compete in a healthy way against each other. By participating in sports, children are able to strengthen existing friendships and create new ones.
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Clay Travis: “This Simone Biles story to me is about making quitting not only acceptable but ‘heroic’, ‘praiseworthy’ and evident of how ‘brave’ she is. Simone Biles can quit and never compete again if she doesn’t want to, but she quit on her team in the middle of the biggest event that they will have in five years. Her performance and/or failure to perform may well have cost her team the gold medal, and she brought this pressure onto herself by labeling herself as the GOAT, the ‘greatest of all time’ on her leotard. She literally put a goat on it, and then she quit on her team. And in the process, taking away an opportunity from another athlete that would have loved to represent the United States in Tokyo. I don’t like the idea that we are holding Simone Biles to a different standard than we would Scottie Pippen 30 years ago, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, or Tom Brady. If you think you’re the GOAT, then as a team player you should have to perform as the GOAT. If you fail that’s fine, none of us are perfect, but quitting is unacceptable. I am stunned by the number of people out there I see saying ‘THIS IS SO BRAVE OF HER!’ to quit in the middle of the most important competition of most of her teammates' lives. That is not brave and that is not courageous, and the exact opposite of those adjectives… The vast majority of sports fans agree with me right now, the vast majority of sportswriters agree with me right now, and the vast majority of sports media agree with me right now, but so many of them are so terrified to say anything like what I am saying right now because they are afraid of the ‘blue checkmark brigade’ coming after them… If we are going to praise Tom Brady and Michael Jordan as the two greatest team sport American athletes of all time, then we would hold them to a high standard of performance, and we should be doing the same thing to Simone Biles. Think about what the media would have said if Tom Brady had not come out at halftime of a Super Bowl because the pressure had gotten too big for him. Think about what would have happened if Michael Jordan wouldn’t have shown up to one of his Game 7’s? Think about how the media would have reacted? What has changed that now quitting is considered heroic? We have totally devalued what true heroism is in this country… I think Simone Biles made a poor decision, and I think she should apologize to her teammates for quitting on them at the moment they needed her the most. When they needed her the most as teammates, she wasn’t there for them, and that represents a fundamental breach of the most important aspect of team sports.” (Full Video Above)
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Athletes from Little League to NCAA teams have one thing in common: they need a sports physical before they can play. Have you ever wondered why one is needed every season? Or if it matters where you get sports physical? Here are answers to common questions moms, dads, and student athletes have about sports physicals.
Fintan McCarthy winning an Olympic gold medal can be an inspiration for young people who are not good at team sports, according to his family. The rower's sister Caitlin said in particular he was never a man for Gaelic football or other team sports. “It feels like a dream. I...
CMV: Russian athletes should not be able to compete in team sports, only as individuals with no mention of Russia
I get that the younger Russians doing sports now were probably not part of the state sponsored doping program (watch the documentary Icarus, it will shock you)... But the country still did it. And the country isn't being punished. What, so you can't wear your flag or hear your anthem? Big whoop. Their team sports still have "Russian" right there in their name. They won team golds for Russia in men's and women's gymnastics. They're competing as a team in indoor volleyball. And every time I see it, it pisses me off. They're still earning pride for Russia, who should be punished properly and hasn't been. It should have been that individual athletes who were clean could apply to be Olympic athletes. Period. Not "from Russia". No mention of Russia at all, don't allow it. They could have been like the refuge team. But letting Russia as a country win a bunch of team medals and even being able to compete in those team sports is disgusting after what their country did to cheat horribly in the most egregious way. So go ahead, change my view. submitted by /u/solojones1138 [link] [comments]
There were many glowing, gushing and fawning articles published the other day about the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team, which is now over in Tokyo competing at a spectator-free Olympic Games that apparently nobody seems to care about. But then again, why shouldn’t there be full-page newspaper articles about these...
There are seemingly endless developmental benefits to playing team sports, ranging from building new friendships to strengthening math and language skills. Here are five excellent reasons to get your eager (or less than eager) young athlete out the door and onto the field, court, turf, or wherever their sport of choice might take them.
"Every woman should decide what to wear," German gymnast Elisabeth Seitz said as the team sported full-body leotards.
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Sports are wonderful, not just because they get children (and adults) outside and enjoying a physical activity but also because they can instill essential life lessons. Sports cleverly incorporate many different vital lessons in creating healthy and happy humans. Best of all, these lessons can be learned regardless of age,...
When you’re considering enrolling your kids in sports, you probably think about many of the benefits that playing sports provides. You likely understand the physical and social benefits of sports, and it is important to you that sports help build character traits that will serve children well as they grow into young adults. What you may be overlooking, though, are the positive effects of sports on academics.