Missy Franklin: How to Make a Swimmer Bun

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5 Quotes to Remember When Tackling Training

No matter how in love you may be with the sport of swimming, training is not always going to be rainbows and butterflies. Here are 5 quotes to remember when tackling training…


7 Tips for Swim Parents About College Recruiting

During recruiting, my swimmer talked to coaches by email, phone and in person. Coaches shared great advice about college recruiting and things to consider in making a decision. Here are seven tips about college recruiting from a variety of coaches:


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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15 Ways Swimmers Do It Much Better

Here are 15 reminders why our sport kicks a metric ton of butt.


10 Ways to know you swam in the 60’s and early 70’s

#1 Goggles? Whoever heard of racing in goggles?


Swimmers in the Shadows

“They will probably never win an important trophy – nor do they need to – but they always know how to fully harness their resources.”


5 Things Fast Swimmers Understand

From elite age grouper to Olympian fast swimmers understand things differently than the rest of the athletes in the pools. Here are 5 fundamental things fast swimmers get.


10 Things You Should Know about College Swimming Recruiting and Recruiting Trips

To all aspiring college level swimmers out there, here are 10 things you should know about the college recruiting process.


10 Swimmers You See at Your Local Lap Swim

#1 – The Manatee. You’ll notice the lifeguard paying particularly special attention to this individual, who floats along lifelessly with the tiny current of the pool. Favorite strokes include floating on the back, and floating on the front.


The 5 Stages of the Swim Season Explained For Non-Swimmers

Swim season seems to last forever until you are officially a “swammer” and sometimes it doesn’t even stop there. If you have non-swimmer friends, show them this breakdown to explain the 5 Stages of the Swim Season.


7 Reasons Why Hiring a Swimmer Will Enhance Your Company

Just because so-called “swammers” may have hung up their goggles, doesn’t mean that those years of hard work were wasted. Former swimmers have spent years developing skills which can be integral to their new lives in the workforce.


5 Daily Mental Habits for Success in the Pool

Having a good attitude with your training and competition is an easy way to make the grind and chase a little easier. Here are 5 daily mental habits for success in the water for swimmers.

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25 Powerful Ways for Swimmers to Stay Motivated All Season

Here’s a 25 tip breakdown for swimmers on how to stay motivated for the long haul of a typical season.

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Throwback Thursday Video: The Barefoot Boys of Tennessee, Clad In Coonskin Caps Rule SEC Swimming

Back in the 1970s, the University of Tennessee Swimming and Diving team was a force to be reckoned with in the SEC. The force behind the VOLS swimming program was Coach Ray Bussard.