“Having an ambassador like Rowdy is an incredible asset for us as we work to not only raise our brand profile, but also to grow the sport of swimming,” said Tim McCool, Vice President and General Manager of Arena North America.
Ryan Lochte: “As a kid, I remember seeing Olympians come to the pool and being so excited and motivated just getting to be around them. It shaped me as an aspiring pro athlete, and now I want to teach these kids the same– that if they set their mind to it, they can accomplish anything.”
Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers. The problems can be severe, often called “chlorine allergy” or “chlorine sensitivity.” Some physical symptoms include itchiness and dryness, breathing problems, rash, hives, etc..
In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.
Jaeger, who just wrapped up his senior season at the University of Michigan, will be offering a glimpse into the world of professional swimming as he trains toward the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Maturing as a swimmer is great. As you get older, you figure out your best events, make your best friends in the sport, develop your race strategies, and discover which type of coaching style works best for you. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever feel wistful for your days as an age group swimmer.
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Ever wonder why swimmers are taught to swim long distances at slow speeds when they’re preparing for races 50 to 1500 meters? Or why gifted swimmers quit because they’ve burned out? If so, you just might want to learn more about the scientific research behind the new swimming training method that is impacting racers worldwide.
The foam roller is now as common on pool desk as swimsuits and goggles. But do they provide significant benefits? And how should you use them correctly to benefit swimming?
SwimSwam’s Dean Ottati caught up with author and Masters’ swimmer Dan Stephenson to talk about his book: The Under Water Window
The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical.
Courtesy of Stanley Wong. Thanks to Matt Traub for sending SwimSwam this swimming video.
College of Charleston swimmers Sarah Graif & Jayme Groth decided to have a little April fools fun with their head coach…
2012 Olympian and open water World Champion, Alex Meyer, walks the famous YMCA Nationals Parade in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alex…