When you are a swim coach and your child swims do you buy the expensive kneeskin suit for your kid?

A Division I head swimming coach struggles over whether or not to buy the expensive kneeskin suits for his kids, only 7 and 10 years old. What would you do?


Arena Athlete Mie Nielsen – Photo Vault

Mie Nielsen, Danish swim star, daughter of 1988 Olympic silver medalist, Benny Nielsen.

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10 Swimming Patches for Swim Parents

There are so many cool patches for the swimmers, my question is “Where’s the Love for the Swim Parents?” Here are my 10 suggestions for Swim Parent Patches.


4 Things to Do to Get Your Mind Right Pre-Race

Mental noise, internal and external pressure, and the environment can greatly determine any race’s success.

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Before Michael Phelps Was Famous – Feature Video

If you are Michael Phelps fan, you will appreciate seeing Mr. Swimming at the beginning, when his star was rising rapidly.

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Hold Your Tempo, Your Pace – Swim To Music

We’ve treated you with a teaser, wowed you by the full-length version and now we get a brand new view of the journey.

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Zombies to Swim English Channel in 2015

The Zombie Patrol swim team is a group students with special challenges who attend the Arch Academy in San Diego….

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In part 6, the Viking forays into training styles and tackles the ever-popular and ever-contentious Ultra-Short Race Pace Training, or USRPT.


10 Swim Coaches Share Their Wisdom on Mental Toughness

From NCAA Division I coaches to age group coaches guiding 8 and unders, here are their 10 thoughts on mental toughness.


On the Outside Looking In: Race in Swimming

This opinion piece is courtesy of Franco Pacheco. There is a moment when an athlete or coach walks onto a…


5 Signs You are a Sprinter

#1 – You’re horrible at IM, but you wish the 100 IM was an event in NCAA swimming.


7 Ways to be a Better Teammate

It’s the season for championship meets, and the goal of any program is to finish on top. One of the easiest ways to do this is to compete as a cohesive team, with everyone participating as the best teammate they can be.

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Olympian Missy Franklin honored as the United States Junior Chamber’s Ten Outstanding Young Americans

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has been has been selected as a recipient of the United States Junior Chamber’s Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award (TOYA), the organization announced Monday.

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Yik Yak Reveals the Ugly Side of Swimming – Shout From the Stands

In what has been an amazing conference championship’s season, an elephant has been sneaking onto the deck.