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Reunited: Ohio Swimmer Gets a Special Surprise From Military Father Before Race

Alyssa Haidet of the Westerville Aquatic Club stepped behind the blocks for her 200 breaststroke swim on Saturday evening at the Tim Myers Ohio Senior Championship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio just looking for a good swim. She hadn’t, afterall, been a best time in the 200 breaststroke in two years.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Two Scoops Backstroke Drill

2012 Olympic medalist, Nick Thoman, explains how you can improve your catch in backstroke with the Two Scoops Backstroke Drill.

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The Swimming Way of Life, Video Feature

Sometimes we (SwimSwam) get emails that just make us smile. The one below from Taylor Counter is my favorite so far this month. Swim coaches are sacred my in my opinion, so meaningful in our lives, and Taylor clearly feels the same way.

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Haley Anderson: Trust in your Hard Work and Dedication

Haley Anderson, Olympic medalist: “There’s no point focusing on the things you can’t change. So just focus on all the hard work and time you have dedicated and trust in that work to shine through when the time comes to race.”

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Chelsea Gubecka’s Golden Run Continues

World Championship representative Chelsea Gubecka is on a golden run after taking out the girl’s 15 years Australian Age open water title…

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TYR Signs Ashley Twichell American Pool and Open Water Swimmer

“It’s an honor to be representing the TYR brand alongside so many incredible athletes,” said Twichell. “I’m so excited to be a part of this family, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.”

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Pirates Sweep Conference USA Swimming and Diving Awards

East Carolina swept the Conference USA Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors as junior Lauren Chew and senior Colleen Jones helped the Pirates…

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TYR Sport Signs Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Perdue

“Being able to call myself a professional athlete is something that I’ve wanted my entire life and during my swimming career, so I am thrilled to be a part of Team TYR,” said Lauren Perdue.

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Jason Dunford signs with FINIS through Rio 2016

“I am excited to be extending my partnership with FINIS as I continue training on the road to my third Olympics in Rio,” says Dunford.

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GILLS: Sci Fi Novel for Swimming Kids of all Ages launches Kickstarter Campaign

We love new and interesting ways to explore swimming. Why not a Sci Fi Novel for kids of all ages? Well now the swimming community has one!

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SwimSwam TYR World Rankings Are Here, Meet Our New TYR World Rankings Editor

Ryan Lochte tops the 2013 Men’s LCM 200 IM World Swimming Rankings. Go to the World Rankings Channel and use the search box to see all events.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Matt Grevers Thinks Core Strength in Backstroke

Grevers helps you consider why you choose your stroke, how you visualize your perfect race, and he re-emphasises why “core strength” is so vital to your personal success.

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FINIS Sponsors Ironman World Champion Frederik van Lierde

Van Lierde has had an extremely successful past few years on the international triathlon circuit, claiming podium finishes in a handful of events. He became the European champion in the 2007 Long Distance Triathlon, which began his ascension to the top of the sport.

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Park Tae-Hwan Stars in 2014 Winter Olympic Commercial

Olympic Champion, Park Tae-Hwan, is a global swim star and a star period in his home country of South Korea,…

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FINIS Lands New Zealand Open Water Swim Star Kane Radford

Radford is arguably one of the most exciting young swimmers to watch race in the sport of open water. He was selected for the Men’s 10k in the 2012 Olympics but did not meet the qualification standards of his federation to be sent to the Games.

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