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Missy Franklin officially turns pro, signs on with sports agent

Missy Franklin is wasting no time in jumpstarting her professional swimming career. A day after wrapping up her college career with three individual NCAA titles and a team championship, Franklin has signed with an agent known for his work with Olympic athletes.


PHOTO VAULT: New Photos from “Touch the Wall” Documentary’s NY Premier

Melissa Lundie captured photos of Kara Lynn Joyce and Missy Franklin at the NY premier of the documentary, “Touch the Wall.”

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Todd Schmitz to Speak at FINA Youth Programme Event in Doha

Todd Schmitz (right) has been named the headliner of the 2014 FINA Youth Programme event in Doha.

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Steele Wisdom: Teamanship by Missy Franklin’s former club the Colorado Stars

Many teams request a Teamanship talk when doing camps for junior high and high school swimmers. During the presentation the team is given 10 minutes to give the TRAITS – VALUES and SKILLS they are developing and experiencing by being a team member.

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The Halloween SwimSwam Photo Vault is Open – 2012

“Swimmers, Swim Teams, and Olympians celebrated Halloween! Above, Olympic icon, Natalie Coughlin as a zombie.” (Swim Photo Credit: The Swimming Family)


Day 3 USA Swimming Arena Grand Prix Orlando Photo Vault

Ryan Lochte has been very generous with his fans and fellow competitors in his first meet back since his knee injury


Todd Schmitz Inducted Into Century High School Hall of Fame

Todd Schmitz, the head coach of the Colorado Stars, has been inducted into the Century High School Hall of Fame in his native Bismarck, North Dakota.

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Franklin, Lochte Named USOC Athletes of the Month for August

Missy Franklin’s 6 World Championship gold medals in Barcelona were the most ever won by a woman. (Photo: Victor Puig/


USA Swimming Announces 2013-2014 National Team

35-time World Champion, and 5-time Olympic Champion, Ryan Lochte headlines 111 swimmers on the 2013-2014 USA Swimming National Team. (Photo: Victor Puig/


How to go Swimming like a Boss – Funny Vine Video

This is the most impressive cannonball I’ve ever witnessed in my life. If you can top it, please send swimswam the video. We will post and tag with your Twitter handle.

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Colorado Stars Swim Team Produces Ultimate Taper Video – Geico Commercial Spoof

Swim coach Todd Schmitz of the Colorado Stars understands how awesome taper time is, and he’s produced the video to…


Photos of USA Swimming’s Bilbao, Spain Training Camp Pre-Worlds

The glass-walled, glass-cielinged pool in Bilbao, Spain that will play host to the U.S. World Championship team for the next week. (Photo Thanks to Todd Schmitz)


Missy Franklin to Take 2nd American Spot in 50 Backstroke at Worlds

Despite media reports, Missy Franklin will be entered in the 50 backstroke for the World Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Missy Franklin Scratches 200 IM, Final Event, on Saturday at World Championship Trials

Missy Franklin will finish her meet on Friday in the 100 backstroke final. (Photo: Tim Binning/