Articles by SwimSwam

Why pulling underwater with a high elbow matters

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club…


Dear Coach….A Recruiting Breakup Letter

The most uncomfortable part of the college recruiting process is the “decline to sign”. For the swimmer, you have to try…


How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.


PHOTO VAULT: XX Goodwill Swim Meet in Suriname

Check out photos from the 2014 Goodwill Swim Meet between Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia in Paramaribo, Suriname.


Trinidad and Tobago win XX Goodwill Swim Meet

The 20th edition of the Goodwill Swim Meet, an annual competition between Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia took place at Club Oase in Paramaribo, Suriname from August 15-17, 2014.


3 Ways to Maintain your Strength In Swimming

Staying in better shape by maintaining your strength from one season to the next will help you manage preseason training better and set you up for a great training cycle. Let’s discuss three ways you can maintain your strength over the course of your break.


The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”


Nine things we noted from FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal

Holding the FINA World Championships in North America meant the meet attracted many of the best US & Canadian swimmers, but they by no means had an easy run at the medals with winners coming from allover the world.


YMCA of Central Florida Hires Mike Brady as New Association Director of Competitive Swimming

Mike Brady has been added to the staff at the Central Florida YMCA. He comes to the program from the Northwest North Carolina YMCA, where his girls team finished 8th at this summer’s YMCA Long Course National Championship meet.


3 Ways to Recover and Refresh Post-Season

Courtesy of BridgeAthletic Congratulations to everyone who competed in the U.S. National Championships this summer! While Junior Nationals and Pan-Pacs…


#FantasySwimming Day 4: BobsHat Back in the Fold Thanks to World Record Bonus

#FantasySwimming was developed by a team of Twitterers who love swimming, and were looking for a more creative way to…


#FantasySwimming Day 3: Shields and Clary Boost RyanLochtesCamoShorts Into The Lead

Team RyanLochtesCamoShorts earned a whopping 24 points just in last night’s Finals! Huge swims from Tyler Clary and Claire Donahue added to Camo Shorts’ rocket to the top.


#FantasySwimming Day 2: How the Mighty Have Fallen, TheChlorinators Take the Lead

The Chlorinators have vaulted into the lead after two days of #fantasyswimming


Sharknado, BobsHat Lead the Way After 1 Day of #FantasySwimming

The forecast in Southern California called for Sharknados, and boy did it rain.


A Look At US Depth In The 200m Backstroke

Submitted by Robert Gibbs What do you remember about 1994?  Personally, growing up in the US, I remember a lot of…