Lifestyle

What does it mean to make the U.S. National Team? 7 big benefits for National Teamers

What does it mean for an athlete to make the U.S. National Team? You asked, we found the answers, plus put together a brief explanation of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Agreement.

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Have a Bad Workout? Remember These 5 Things.

Bad workouts will happen. Here are 5 tips to help you come back smarter and faster the next time you have a stinker of a workout.

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Coach David Marsh: Fishing Wisdom For Swimmers and Swim Coaches

SwimMAC CEO/Coach David Marsh shared this message with his staff, something he does often, always striving to guide and mentor the swimming family. We asked if David would allow us to share it with you. Thankfully he said ok.

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How to improve hip rotation and efficiency in swimming

True swimming power comes from the hips. Try this swimming set.

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Brent Hayden to Compete for the Title of Canada’s Smartest Person

Olympic bronze medallist Brent Hayden will be one of the participants on the television program Canada’s Smartest Person…

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Playful banter or rollicking trash talk? Sun Yang ramps up rivalry with TV commercials directed at Park Tae-Hwan

With about a week to go until the start of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, perhaps the biggest rivalry of the meet is already heating up.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Mastering The Approach

The important law of inertia comes into play at several key times during the flip turn and the approach to the wall is one of them. If a body in motion truly wants to stay in motion then the worst thing we can do is slow down while approaching the wall. Yet nearly every swimmer does.

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Steele Wisdom: 7 Visualization Drills for Fast Swimming

Steele’s coaching wisdom can be summed up simply: “It’s not what you do, but how you do it,” and “if it’s fun to watch, it’s fun to do”.

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Swim Music Video: LaGuardia Aquatic Club Twisters

Swim Music Video is courtesy of LaGuardia Aquatic Club Twisters.

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Schlanger and Wright Tie the Knot

Australian Olympians Melanie Schlanger and Chris Wright were married over the weekend…

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NBC Today Show hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker to emcee 2014 Golden Goggles

The annual Golden Goggle Awards not only honors and celebrates our U.S. National Swim Team, it serves as an important fundraiser for the USA Swimming Foundation. Proceeds benefit the USA Swimming Foundation’s mission to
“Save Lives and Build Champions” – in the pool and in life.

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10 Cool Underwater Swimming Photos

If you’re a regular on SwimSwam then you know the work of photographer Mike Lewis.  Mike’s unique way of capturing swimming…

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Lo Swim Photo Vault: Summer 2014

Lo Swim was founded in 2009 by former Cal and Davis swimmers Annie Babicz and Sheeva Van Gemeren. The two set out to create something they never had during their collegiate careers: a fashion forward suit that stood up to the intense demands of training.

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Former Michigan State head coach Dick Fetters to join ASCA Hall of Fame tonight

The American Swim Coaches Association is hosting its 2014 World Clinic this week in Jacksonville, Florida, and Friday night will see the induction of its new class of Hall of Fame members. Among them is former Michigan State Spartan head coach Dick Fetters.

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The 8 Swimmers You See Behind the Blocks

Swimmers are a weirdly unique bunch. From the way we train, to our pre-race rituals, we all have those little idiosyncrasies. Here are 8 different swimmers that we see behind the blocks at meets.

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