Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Easy Protein Pancakes: A Post-Practice Treat

When you get home from practice and want something fun but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, these pancakes are a super quick and delicious.


Y NAT’s (A Competitive Swimming Spoof of the Village People’s Y.M.C.A.)

A swim-centered twist to the classic YMCA song, n honor of YNats season.


Breakthrough After The Pandemic With GMX7’s X1-Pro

Eney Jones on how the X1-Pro has helped her get back into swimming during the pandemic.

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The Weight of Gold

The documentary “The Weight of Gold” shows there is a pressing need for mental health resources to be implemented in pursuit of optimal performance.


Measuring A Breaststroker’s Speed Within A Single Stroke: Made Simple & Precise

World-renown coach Jozsef Nagy analyzes how to measure the speed changes within a single stroke of breaststroke, and what they mean.

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What I’ll Miss About COVID-19

With many indoor pools closed throughout the pandemic, swimming outdoors in frigid temperatures has brought joy (along with blue lips and chattering teeth).


Shouts From The Stands: Sometimes Holding On Does More Damage Than Letting Go

“This life lesson is something that I am just starting to come to terms with…swimming was what taught it to me.”

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Ohana: Remembering Dr. Burwell “Bumpy” Otis Jones

Burwell’s daughter, Eney, remembers her father after his passing on Feb. 6 at the age of 87.


How to Turn a Bad Meet Into a Good Meet: Three Simple Things To Bust a Slump

Next time you find yourself in a situation where you feel that you aren’t going to have the best weekend, remember these things to change course.

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Two Minutes of Medical School

A doctor’s analysis of the broken elbow sustained by Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom and what the process will be on her road to recovery.


College Swim Dad Reflections: A Season Gone; A Moment Lost

Reflections from a swim parent on seeing their child’s entire senior collegiate season cancelled due to the pandemic.


SPLASH! 10,000 Years of Swimming: Is Enough Ever Enough?

Johnny Weissmuller, later famous as Tarzan of the Apes, held the world record in the men’s 100 freestyle for 12 years, from 1922 to 1934.

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SPLASH! 10,000 Years of Swimming: Swimming & Society

The 50-meter Brockwell Lido in London, opened in 1937. Sponsors hoped Brockwell might be chosen for the Olympics, but the next two Games were canceled by war.


SPLASH! 10,000 Years of Swimming: Swimmers’ Lib

Great Britain’s gold medalists in the inaugural women’s 4×100 freestyle relay at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, all dressed for the 20th century.

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SPLASH! 10,000 Years of Swimming: Professors, Purses and Impossible Feats

“In current dollars, winning Wrigley’s 1927 ‘ocean marathon’ from the California mainland to Santa Catalina Island was worth about $360,000.”

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