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We’ll Never Know Who Michael Phelps Really Is

Michael Phelps has been a part of our lives for 16 years since he burst onto the swimming scene by finishing fifth place in the 200 meter butterfly in the Olympics at the age of 15. Since then, well, you know the rest of his accomplishments.

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Canada

Pratt Sets Two Provincial Records at Canadian Age Group Champs

13 year old Cole Pratt of the Cascade Swim Club set two Alberta Provincial records in the first two events of the first night of the Canadian Age Group Championships…

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At Least 8 More Russian Sports Allowed Into Olympics Unscathed

After the IOC’s directive that International Sporting Federations (IFs) apply standards for participation for Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics…

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Three Modest Proposals to Improve Age Group Swimming

Swimming’s benefits include: teaching the value of goal-setting, and of learning to deal with both success and failure; learning to love exercise for its own sake and developing a life-long love of the water; exposing the children to one of the few sports where boys and girls train and compete together; and teaching them the value of teamwork.

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Caitlin Leverenz and Matt Grevers Named Jr Pan Pacs National Team Reps

Caitlin Leverenz (above) and Matt Grevers will be the two USA Swimming National Team representatives that go to Maui, Hawaii for the Jr. Pan Pac Championships.

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We’ll Never Know Who Michael Phelps Really Is

Michael Phelps has been a part of our lives for 16 years since he burst onto the swimming scene by finishing fifth place in the 200 meter butterfly in the Olympics at the age of 15. Since then, well, you know the rest of his accomplishments.

Pratt Sets Two Provincial Records at Canadian Age Group Champs

13 year old Cole Pratt of the Cascade Swim Club set two Alberta Provincial records in the first two events of the first night of the Canadian Age Group Championships…

Michael Phelps Given USOC “Best of July” Honors

After winning his record 14th, 15th, and 16th U.S. Olympic Trials titles, Michael Phelps was named the USOC’s Best of July.

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At Least 8 More Russian Sports Allowed Into Olympics Unscathed

After the IOC’s directive that International Sporting Federations (IFs) apply standards for participation for Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics…

Three Modest Proposals to Improve Age Group Swimming

Swimming’s benefits include: teaching the value of goal-setting, and of learning to deal with both success and failure; learning to love exercise for its own sake and developing a life-long love of the water; exposing the children to one of the few sports where boys and girls train and compete together; and teaching them the value of teamwork.

Caitlin Leverenz and Matt Grevers Named Jr Pan Pacs National Team Reps

Caitlin Leverenz (above) and Matt Grevers will be the two USA Swimming National Team representatives that go to Maui, Hawaii for the Jr. Pan Pac Championships.

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Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu To Launch New Iron Aquatics Training Program

“I’m proud to announce that we open up our own swim club, Iron Aquatics, in September.” – Katinka Hosszu

Rio Torch Relay Day 85: Four Cities In São Paulo

On each day of the official Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame to the Olympic cauldron in Rio de Janeiro,…

2 Multi-Class World Records, British Age Group Records Go Down At Ponds Forge

Two multi-class world records, along with a new British Age Group Record from Anna Fleming highlighted Day 2 of 2016 British Summer Championships.

Video: Emily Overholt Overcomes Injury On Road To Rio

Canadian swimmer Emily Overholt was forced to overcome a hamstring injury that occurred right after she qualified for the Olympic team in the 400m IM as she trained for the upcoming Games.

Video: Ben Titley Says Canadian Team Is Looking Fabulous

Canadian Olympic head coach Ben Titley discussed the state of the Canadian team with SwimSwam as they prepare for the Rio Olympic Games.

Drop All Olympic Events Except Swimming, Men’s Marathon and Ping Pong

In a time where the Olympic movement seems to be falling apart from disease, corruption, doping, and every other imaginable flaw of sports, Charles Hartley envisions a different version of the Olympics, one where the focus is on just 3 Olympic events.

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Conor Dwyer

Meet 2016 US Olympian Conor Dwyer, from Winnetka, Illinois, who this summer is on his way to a 2nd Olympic Games…

What Swimming Has Meant to Me

Two summers into swimming for the local club, I had heard about this thing called USA Swimming. It seemed to be the place all the good kids were going to swim.

Meet The 2016 USA Olympic Team: Jacob Pebley

Watch first-Olympian Jacob Pebley recall how he first got into the swimming world.

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Melanie Margalis

Meet Melanie Margalis, the St. Petersburg, Fla. native who swam at UGA. When she was just 10, she won the…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Kevin Cordes

Meet Kevin Cordes, the Naperville, Ill. native and American record holder who will be competing at his first Olympic Games. Cordes…

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Maya Dirado

Meet Maya Dirado, the first-time Olympian who swam at Stanford University collegiately. She recalls how seriously she took warmup and the…

FINA Releases What They Say to Be “Final” Entry Lists for Rio

After numerous invitational mishaps, confusion on the Olympic qualification process, and the Russian doping scandal, FINA has released the “final”…

Shouts from the Stands: Goodbye Club Swimming

As August approaches and myself and other seniors time as club swimmers dwindles down I cannot help but look back and cherish the moments this part of my life has brought myself and so many more.

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