Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Video: That’s Not How You Do A Flip Turn…

This week we are joined by former Tennessee collegiate swimmer Lauren Driscoll as she breaks down one of the most famous drills out there; Tennessee Turns.

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The Love Of Swim Parents

You’ll know how much I love you when you have your own kids. My mom used to say that.

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Swim Parents: Take A Moment To Celebrate

When your swimmer is working towards a goal, sometimes it takes more than one season to achieve it. I remember when my child made her first Junior National cut she said, “The ninth time is the charm!”

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10 Reasons Why Swim Dads Are The Best Dads – Father’s Day

Swim dads are the unsung heroes of swimming and without them, teams would have a tough time staying afloat.

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Being Broken: An Educational Anecdote

If nothing else, I wish to remind all swimmers that they are a special breed of athlete. Whatever you do, try not to put yourself in a situation that renders you handicapped, incapable, or inferior to your regular self.

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Video: The Double Tap Freestyle Drill

Our apologies for the week off! With all of the crazy weather that comes through South Florida, sometimes we do wish we were training indoors.

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How To Keep Timers Awake During Swim Meets

Seriously, we’ve all heard it, we’ve all fought it. The dreaded “this is our first call for timers”.

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An Ode To The Goodie Bag

With age group championship meets around the corner, I have heartwarming memories from our team’s send-off parties for our Junior Olympic and National level swimmers.

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5 Thoughts For Parents About Why Our Kids Swim

Watching my child add a ton of time in a race, which has happened more than once, I’ve wondered, “Why are we here? Why did we come to this meet?”

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Taking Five With Ashley Twichell

To be completely honest, the first thing that goes through my head most mornings when I wake up at 4:45 AM is “oh my gosh, is my alarm seriously already going off?”.

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FINA Should Treat Hosszu As More Than Just Another Swimmer

FINA announced recently that it would cap the number of events each swimmer could enter at a single World Cup stop at four.

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Split Tempo For Open Water Swimming

Pool swimming is controlled. Open water swimming is not.

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When To Begin The Research To Swim In College

Whether you have been certain you want to swim in college since you were young, or you’re still vacillating on the decision, the question always arises: when should I begin the research to swim in college?

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Video: How To Have A Kickass Start

This week we were joined by Erik Risolvato to set the record straight about starts. We are going to teach you how to have a kickass start.

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4 Thoughts For Swim Parents About Team Culture

If your child’s dream is to swim in college or make it to Olympic Trials, you’ll want to find a team who has a culture that’s competitive and hard working, as well as fun.

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