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17 Ways You Know You Are a Distance Swimmer

The distance swimmer has their own set of struggles. Here are 17 ways you know that you are a distance swimmer.

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2014 Nike Swim Photo Vault: The Next Generation of Fast

Nike Swim: The Next Generation of Fast!

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7 Self-Defeating Thoughts Swimmers Need to Drop

Mental fortitude is a cornerstone of every successful swimmer’s journey to the top. Like the rest, they are burdened with the occasional self-defeating thought. Here are 7 self-defeating thoughts that every swimmer should drop.

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3 Steps to Better Sleep during Travel Meets

Courtesy of BridgeAthletic With the end of the season fast approaching, swimmers are beginning to taper for peak performances. Elite…

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5 Ways to Break Down the Season That Was

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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8 post-race reactions swimmers know and love

#5 – “The 2008 Michael Phelps” – You just had the best race of your life and you want to let it out.

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Fran, Fox, Funk, and a Bronze Medal That Mattered at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Day 3 was another fabulous day at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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The Parent’s Survival Guide for Dealing with a Taper

The taper is a confusing, frustrating and hilariously joyous time. Here is a quick guide for parents on how to deal with the various stages of a tapering swimmer.

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5 Ways Your Local Pool Benefits Competitive Swimming

These are our local community pools, country clubs, YMCA’s and learn-to-swim programs, all of which laid the groundwork for some of the greatest athletes of all time. As competitive swimmers who have “moved on” to bigger things, we should always respect the roles of these organizations.

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7 Quotes to Help Swimmers Get Focused

Having troubled concentrating on what matters with your swimming? Here are 7 quotes to help you get focused and back on track.

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With One Year to Go Until Kazan, Promotions Begin & Tensions Rise

A new art installation in Kazan, Russia marks 365 days until the start of the 2015 World Championships.

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10 Things Swimmers Say to Each Other They Can’t Say to Their “Normal” Friends

Swimmers have a language unto themselves. The way we talk to each other is different from the way we talk to our non-swimmer friends. Here are ten examples…

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14 Swim Jobs You Might Love

Do you have a job? Do you like your job? If not, you might want to work in the swimming community and be a part of our big swimming family!

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16 Things You Didn’t Know About Ryan Lochte

Here are 16 things you probably didn’t know about one of the top swim stars on the planet, Ryan Lochte.

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FALLOUT: How Does Darian Townsend’s Addition Nationality Change Affect U.S. Landscape?

Earlier today, SwimSwam’s Mike Lewis reported an exclusive interview where former South African Darian Townsend announced that he had earned American…

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