Shouts From The Stands: An Ode to Katie Ledecky’s 800 Freestyle

Some people watch Katie Ledecky race and think: “Yeah, I could swim 200 meters like that.” Those swimmers are all either world-class males, or liars.


Learn the Band-Bent Over Neck Pull for Your Swim Strength Program

Today we are introducing the Band-Bent Over Neck Pull. This is a good starting point in the body weight pullup progression as it negates the effect of gravity.

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Race For Gold: SwimMAC Carolina (Video)

USA Swimming has released this Race For Gold video to give insight into one of the most successful club teams in the United States: SwimMAC Carolina.

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A Swim Mom Bucket List for a New Season

Bucket lists are all the rage these days, so here is my version for swim moms (and dads).


IOC President supports lifetime doping bans, but admits they aren’t legally possible

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach talked anti-doping in a press conference last week, noting that although he would support lifetime bans for doping, they wouldn’t hold up legally.


10 Confessions of a Washed-Up Swimmer

All good things come to an end. Here are 10 confessions of a washed-up swimmer.


Kathleen Hersey among 5 inducted into Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame

U.S. Olympian Kathleen Hersey is one of five figures inducted into the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame over the weekend.

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Duke Kahanamoku, Father of Surfing, on Today’s Google Doodle

Duke Kahanamoku, Father of Surfing and Five Time Olympic Medalist in Swimming, and his brother Sam.


8 Reasons to Attend USA Swimming Foundation’s Adult Performance Camp

#4 – Jason Lezak! Learn from swimming’s most beloved hero, the man that anchored the most famous relay in Olympic swimming history.

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #3 Marcus Titus Sets New Deaf WR

Marcus Titus (above) first set the 100 free deaf WR, then went on to take down the 50 free deaf WR later on in the World Deaf Championships in San Antonio.


I’m a College Swim Parent; Now What Do I Do?

Your child is 18 years old, a graduate from high school and ready to start his/her next chapter hundreds of miles away from you. What do you do now?


Mark Ruffalo introduces ‘The Longest Swim’ for water testing & sustainability (Video)

Open Water swimmer Ben Lecomte plans to swim from Tokyo to San Francisco while testing pacific water quality, and actor Mark Ruffalo has publicly endorsed the swim.

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Shouts from the Stands: Collegiate Club Swimming in Depth

Thanks to Ken Shimizu, club swimmer at Cornell University, for contributing this report about swimming at the club level in college.


Learn The Barbell Back Squat for Your Swim Strength Program

With the added load of the bar on your back, focus on your balance, especially on the downward movement of the squat.

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Learn The Medicine Ball Squat to Focus on Stability

Welcome to day 4 of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic.

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