10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.


10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.


5 Things That Happen When You’re the Only Swimmer in Your Family

Being the only swimmer child from non-swimming parents is a rarity, and it’s a different angle to the athletic life. Here are 5 things that happen when you’re the only swimmer in your family…


A Reality Check on Grades…Are You Affordable?

“College coaches will look at your times first to see if you can help them and then immediately look at your grades…”


10 Steps to Make a Massive Swim Cap

If, for any reason, you have not made a massive swim cap, it is time to get started. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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The 4 Most Common Extracurricular Activities of the Competitive Swimmer

#2 Napping. Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian must know what we’re talking about. Sprinters are fast, but big, strong sprinters love to nap.


Cover Letter for a Swimmer

Do you struggle to describe the qualifications that make you the most appealing candidate for a job? How do the job applications of swimmers stack up against those who have spent their summers donning Kenneth Cole suits rather than Speedo suits?


11 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Competitive Swimmer

Swimmers understand that non-swimmers are going to be full of questions about the sport. Let’s be honest, though, there are some questions that you just shouldn’t ask. Here are 11 of them…


9 Misconceptions About Swimming That Swimmers Hate

#3 – Non-Swimmer Joe can beat you in a race. No buddy. Unless I give you a 30 second head start and I’m wearing jeans, you ain’t gonna win Joe.


3 Tips To Handle Swim Practice After a Break from the Pool

Depending on how much you’ve exercised, and how healthy you’ve continued to eat over break, you may be slightly sore or possibly to the point where you feel like a dormant rock. Before the “Soreness of Death” kicks in, here are some tips that could help…

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5 Important Things in a Good Coach to Athlete Relationship

For those of you who don’t get along with your coach, or just want to strengthen your relationship, here are 5 tips for a great coach-to-athlete relationship:


6 Things You Can Learn From An Age Group Swimmer

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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5 Reasons To Swim DIII In College

If you are deciding between D1 and D3 swimming, read these 5 reasons why I believe Division 3 is the right fit for many swimmers.