Make Training Fun with the Mermaid Fin

There is often only one opportunity to introduce a child to the sport of swimming. The FINIS Mermaid Fin is a legitimate early training tool that introduces our great sport in a fun and imaginative way, making it a great addition to any backyard pool or swim center.


What Music Do Swimmers Listen to On Deck to Get Psyched Up Races?

What music are swimmers listening to on deck at the 2013 YMCA Long Course National Championships? (Video and featured image courtesy of Kelly McCommons)


2013 USMS Summer Nationals – Day 4 – Brian Goodell Feature Interview – Video

Misty Hyman and Rob Butcher bring us Day 4 highlights from the 2013 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals at Mission Viejo. Olympians Brian Goodell and Susan Williams interviewed. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotograpy.com)


How to be a Mean Brother – Vine Video

Ok… this is not a competitive swimming video, but there’s a pool and I’ve witnessed this move done countless times…


+Pool in NYC’s East River Raises Quarter-Of-A-Million in Crowdfunding

The Next step on the road to the +Pool has become a reality. (Photo Courtesy: +Pool promotional photo).


+ POOL Wants to Build a 50 Meter Pool in NYC’s East River

This is one of those crazy ideas that might just work.


Swimming Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada partner to promote healthy lifestyles

“By naming fresh Canadian chicken ‘the official protein ofswimming in Canada,’ this partnership showcases a spirit of cooperation between two organizations that believe in promoting healthy lifestyles.” Said Chris Wilson, Director of Marketing & Events at Swimming Canada.


The Inaugural Dallas Pool – Swim Across America

“Swim Across America is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment by hosting open water and pool swim events across the US.”


Ryan Lochte Office Burn, Feel The Burn – Funny Video

Ryan Lochte, the 11-time Olympic medalist and swimming star, continues his corporate partnerships in funny fashion with his latest commerical…


Stories from the Pool, Jason Lezak, Part One World Premiere

Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures


Lingering Chlorine

“The scientists at SwimSpray, LLC claim to have invented a simple, all-natural remedy for swimmers� longest standing problem: chlorine.”


Missy Franklin Swims Personal Best in Freestyle

Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures


Protecting Hair and Skin from Chlorine in Swimming Pools

Swimmers smell like chlorine.  Right?  At least that’s how it’s been for the since I started swimming.  But, recently Andrew…


The Kathleen Hersey Swimming Photo Vault

Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures


Swimmers Hair, The Facts

“Green hair color comes from copper depositing. Look at the photo of this chemical isolated in a vial. Note the color similarity between this chemical and a swimmer’s green hair.” (Swim Photo Credit: DAS)