Articles by Amanda Smith

Coach’s Eye: Anton Chupkov’s Superman Pullouts

Elite swimmers are trying to destroy every habit you’ve worked so hard to instill in your athletes for generations.


In Love With Swimming (An Introduction)

Essentially the 4 strokes were invented early in human history out of boredom. As a novice to swimming, I still do not understand not going as fast as you can.

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Winter Nats Insight: Timing Is Everything

An insights (literally, my eye) from my point of view of Winter Nationals

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Winter Nats Insight: Fuel Happiness

Just an insight (literally, that’s my eye) take away from the AT&T Nationals

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Winter Nats Insight: Swimming Is Getting “Old”

An brief insight from the swims at the AT&T Winter Nationals each day


Coach’s Eye: New Backstroke Start Wedges Resulting in Higher Hip Height on Backstroke Start

The impact of the new backstroke start wedges was immediately clear at Winter Nationals and SC Worlds.


Cincinnati Marlins Team Up To Break 13-14 800 Freestyle Relay NAG Record at Ohio JOs

The Ohio Junior Olympic Championships began tonight at Miami (OH) University. The meet was kicked off by a new NAG…

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Virginia Tech Hires Cincinnati’s Volunteer Assistant Emilie Hoeper

Virginia Tech has filled out their staff with the addition of Emilie Hoeper.

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Greater Cincinnati Swim Coach Disappears; Help Find Brogan Dulle

A local Cincinnati swim coach has gone missing early Sunday morning. Spread the word to help find Brogan Dulle.


A “Coach’s Eye”: Katie Hoff’s 200 IM (With Race Video)

We looked into Katie Hoff’s 200 IM at Mesa in comparison to her swim at the 2007 World Championships.


A “Coach’s Eye”: Ryan Lochte’s 200 Freestyle (With Race Video)

We’ve taken a look at Lochte’s 200 freestyle race from two Grand Prix events, just as we did with Phelps’ 100 butterfly.


A “Coach’s Eye” On Michael Phelps’ Comeback: 100 Butterfly Finals

Another look at Phelps’ finals swim in the 100 butterfly, including numbers from the 2012 Austin Grand Prix.


A “Coach’s Eye” On Michael Phelps’ Comeback: 100 Butterfly Prelims

Here is Phelps by the numbers this morning in Mesa in his 100 butterfly.


A “Coach’s Eye” On Michael Phelps’ Comeback

We broke Phelps down by some “coaching” numbers and will compare him then to now this weekend at the Mesa Grand Prix.


Congratulations California — 2014 Men’s NCAA Team Champions!

The Cal Bears capture their third in four years, and fifth overall NCAA team title tonight in Austin, Texas.