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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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