16 Reasons you will love SwimSwam Magazine 2016 Swimsuit Issue

If you want the SwimSwam Magazine premiere issue — The Year In Review — with Michael Phelps on the cover, you need to subscribe now.

SwimSwam Magazine featured image -No-TextWe have a limited supply left, less than 120 of that issue. We are not printing more now. Once it is gone, we will only sell back issues starting in the spring of 2017.

If you subscribed in January (or up until February 29th), your 2015 Year In Review is in the mail and on its way to you now.

We are presently drafting and designing the next issue of SwimSwam Magazine.

Here are 16 Reasons Why You Will Love The 2016 Swimsuit Issue.


The last issue, our premiere issue, was 132 pages.  The 2016 SwimSwam Swimsuit Issue is 168 pages!


Our next magazine cover is 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.


Photographer Mike Lewis embedded with SwimMAC Team Elite on a Southern California training camp. We dive deep on that experience, guided by their coach, David Marsh, who is also the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Women’s Head Coach.


We have exclusive book excerpts, big ones.  You can read a chapter and learn exactly why these books are must-have items for swimmers, swim parents and swim fans.


Were 168 pages, but we’re still lean on ads. Most of the magazine is image-heavy with sprawling features, short entertaining stories and interesting swim-factoids.


SwimSwam Magazine is the opposite of every swimming magazine you have seen in the past. Each issue gets bigger and bigger. After the Swimsuit Issue, our next issue will wow you. If you think 168 pages is big, just wait. We’re going large!


SwimSwam Magazine is a large format magazine, printed on thick paper that will stand up to your permanently pruned fingers.


SwimSwam Magazine has a spine and is not held together by staples. Why? Because it’s big, and we invested in a better product.


The Swimsuit Issue (and all SwimSwam Magazines) is not overrun by ads. While we appreciate sponsor support, you don’t want a magazine where every other page is an ad.  Sponsors don’t like magazines overrun by ads. They want selective, premium placement, and the opportunity to wow you and be unique.


SwimSwam Magazine looks and feels like a major sports mag, because our sport deserves an A-list publication.


All SwimSwam Magazines have a high production finish. When you get it, feel the texture of the cover and you’ll know we invested in a product you can appreciate.


Compare SwimSwam Magazine to your favorite magazines on any topic. You’ll love that we treat swimming like it deserves.


When your non-swimming friends see SwimSwam Magazine on your coffee or bedside table, they’ll know you participate in a great sport, one to be respected.


SwimSwam Magazine is quarterly, four, big, fat issues that follow the seasons. We’ll cover everything you need for the season ahead, and put into context the swimming history that has just been made.


The biggest names in swimming grace our covers, presented in a way that honors their achievements.  We capture them in all their glory.  You will want to tear the cover and frame it and put it on your wall.


What  we DON’T DO: sacrifice any of the content on our website that has been enjoyed by over 1 million unique readers each month. You don’t pick up a magazine to read about who won the NCAA Championships 4 weeks ago. You pick up a magazine to go deeper, to get inside of the sport in a format that must be felt as it’s read, not clicked on.


To knock you over with each issue, producing a must-have magazine that feels like a collector’s item.

To produce unique features never before seen in swimming media.

To present swimming like it should be, the greatest sport on earth.

At SwimSwam, we love the sport, and we love changing the paradigm of how it’s presented. For far too long swimming magazines have been the same, and it our goal to deliver something spectacular, a magazine you will be excited about getting every single time a new issue is released.

Subscribe to SWIMSWAM MAGAZINE here.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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