Articles by Chris DeSantis

Ways to Improve the Developmental System: No More King Coaches

Why we need to change coaching culture from a bygone era

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Ways to Improve the Best Developmental System in the World: Part One

Swimmers should advance with mental fitness equal to their physical fitness

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Boston Globe: Bernal Left Abruptly During Investigation

When USA Swimming brought its hammer down on Joe Bernal this past February, banning him permanently for life, no one…

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Missy Franklin Could Be the World’s Best Once Again

Much has been made about the poor performance of Missy Franklin in Rio. The darling of the London Olympics found…

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It’s Beyond Time We Stepped Up For Women Coaches

Teri McKeever had to watch the Olympics from home

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Mental Preparation Matters: How Australia Can Reinvent Itself

Australia will need to do more than emulate the United States if it wants to thrive in 2020

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How to Have Your Own Joseph Schooling Moment

What Schooling’s victory means for the future of swimming

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How to Supercharge Your Job Posting on Swimswam

Seven tips for improving your job posting right now!

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The Ballad of Anthony Ervin “The Sprinter With No Start”

Anthony Ervin has never been the fastest beginner in the game, but he finds a way to make it work for him

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Missy Franklin Can’t Afford to Struggle with Her Start

Swimswam Editor in Chief Braden Keith spotted an odd frame at the beginning of the women’s 100 backstroke semi-final heat…

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Common Start Flaws and How To Fix Them: Jumping Out

This is second part of a series devoted to common technique problems swimmers face in the start, and what to…

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An Athlete’s Look At Olympic Qualifying

Nico van Duijn was curious about his Rio chances, so he decided to work it out

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Common Start Flaws and How to Fix Them: Posture

The start is an incredibly unique part of a swimming race. More so than any other athletic movement a swimmer…

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2016 European Championships Day 7 Prelims Recap

Boglarka Kapas will try and sweep the distance races tonight

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2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 6 Prelims LIVE RECAP

Florent Manaudou will be making an appearance in his premier event.

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