Mission Ready: Finding Aquatic Resources Near You

Knowing how to save yourself in an aquatic environment is important but it’s very different from swimming proficiently. I encourage everyone to learn to swim a moderate distance, gain endurance, and skill development enough to sustain yourself. Open water such as a beach or lake creates different challenges than a pool environment. Read More

How to Hack a Gratitude Practice to Keep Your Health, Fitness, Performance (& Life!) on Track

What are some simple ways you will practice gratitude? Aim to keep it realistic, as enjoyable as possible, and flexible…you’ll be surprised at the benefits it will create in your life!
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Streamline Teams: Navy Swimming & Diving

Extremely tight-knit, highly functioning teams are the expected norm in the military including the United States Naval Academy. In any branch of the military past or present, this point of emphasis is spelled out both in writing and through word. There may be variations in how the message is crafted and presented. However, it is my observation that the theme, the directive, the expectation remains the same: we cannot achieve our goals without working as one.
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Mission Ready: Aquatics Is Essential

Many individual service members struggle with different aquatics skills, making teaching in a group setting difficult. Many factors contribute to apprehension in the water – ranging from financial access to social expectations. So, by the time they enlist, many can’t swim at all, much less carry the required gear in, around, or underwater. Read More

A Day in the Life of West Point Swimming & Diving

Streamline Teams is The Swim Coach Network. We developed a platform for coaches to network, learn from each other, and help each other be successful! Our mission is to connect coaches to coaches globally. Our content is giving Swim Teams educational resources created by coaches, for coaches. Read More

The Phone and the Doorbell

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the crisis in Afghanistan.  While I’m not going to bog you down with my political views in light of this situation, I will tell you about my personal perspective on the loss of our service members and how it has affected this retired Navy spouse. 23 years ago, my husband left for Bootcamp.  We were both kids, and at the time, it seemed like the world was…  Read More

Spouses & Service Members Have a Brand-New Way to Optimize Their Performance

A few months ago, Louise Valentine got word she had successfully reversed a precancerous condition of her stomach after being told by her doctors there was nothing she could do about it. Incredibly, at the same time, she started running her fastest times ever as a competitive runner. Named a Top 10 Performance Coach to Follow in 2021 and a fierce, military spouse, Louise is no stranger to… Read More

A Gold Star Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father, Alfonso Apdal Amos

Written By: Jen Amos, Host of Holding Down the Fort Podcast Happy Veteran’s Day! Today is a day to honor our military veterans who have served. To say, “Thank you for your service,” AND to share their stories. Who are you thanking today? And what is their story? Let me start by sharing the stories […]

Inaugural USO Trot for the Troops

Inaugural USO Trot for the Troops Kicks Off Season of Thanksgiving ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 — During this season of giving thanks, the United Service Organizations (USO) invites the public to join in a united expression of gratitude for our service members, along with their families, who sacrifice for our great nation. The inaugural […]