Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Elements of a Training Set

To achieve its objective a set must contain four interconnected elements: technique, physiology, psychological skills and character development/life skills.

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SUNY Fredonia Swimming & Diving Team Works to Encourage Civic Engagement

The team has adopted a letter writing project that aims to motivate inactive voters across the country to get out and vote in the upcoming general election.

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Disruption, Sports and Pandemic: How Colleges Are Failing Student-Athletes

“The current educational/athletics model is broken and the overall well-being and mental health of students is the price that is being paid.”


Swimming With Jerry

Mike Mulkey shares fond memories of his Mountain View Masters training mate, Jerry Rodder, who recently died.


A Swim Coach’s Review of “Pretty Little Liars”

Rockvale High School coach Tyler Montgomery gives his humorous take on the swimming that goes on in “Pretty Little Liars”.


She Swam For Greece

The Authentic Marathon Swim took place this past weekend to retrace history’s first recorded marathon from 480 B.C.


Swim Mom Musings: Enough – Let Them Swim

“When will all we lose be too much to bear?”


Shouts From The Stands: The Power of Three Minutes

Tulane’s Ashley Carollo shares her first-hand account of saving a family in distress.

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4D Swimming – Part III: The Future

Jukka Shemeikka, Head of Aquatics at the Olympic Training Center in Finland, goes through the future plans of her 4D swimming research project.

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Hawaii Swimming Mourns the Passing of Distinguished Coach Scott Sherwood

Olympian and NCAA All-American Christel Simms shares her memory of coach Sherwood, who died at the age of 48 on August 3.


An Open Letter To Swimming, From An Athlete With A Chronic Injury

“To swimming, I thank you for making me strong enough to handle not just this hardship, but all the other challenges that are yet to come in my life.”


Ask Swim Mom: Is It Asthma Or Allergies?

Many swimmers end up coughing during practice. Is it an allergy to chlorine, undiagnosed asthma, or something else?


The Lessons Swimming Taught Me On The Road To Earning A PhD

Austrian native David Sailer shares three things he learned in the pool that have allowed him to excel in both swimming and life.

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Ask Swim Mom: When The Thrill Is Gone

With all of the changes to swimming this year, including some athletes being forced to train on their own, how can we help revitalize our kid’s motivation?


Swimmer’s Tribute To Gennadi Touretski

Gennadi Touretski was responsible for guiding the careers of some of the greatest swimmers the sport has produced, including Alexander Popov and Michael Klim.