Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

5 Amazing Things Michael Phelps Said About His Mom

I was fortunate to hear Michael Phelps speak last week, sitting with my fellow swim moms and Masters swimmers.

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The Time You Missed Your Child’s Race

It was during a Long Course meet. While enjoying a delightful conversation with a Swim Dad (chatting about everything, BUT…


Video: Slam Dunk Kicking Drill

Here is another incredible drill for two swimmers to get competitive and take their kicking to a new level. We like to call this the Wrestling Drill.

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Full Circle Of Life – What Goes Around…

In life, we often hold on to things that could help others more than us. I had no idea what a t-shirt could do, until I re-met Anton. Through Eset, Anton earned his gold medal.


Video: Vertical Kicks And Backflips

This week is Partner Drills week, and today we review the Eiffel Tower drill. This drill is an underwater kicking drill designed for more skilled swimmers to work on all facets of their kicking.

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Rowdy Gaines Tips For New Open Water Swimmers (Video)

OWP Board of Advisors members and NBC Olympic Commentator Rowdy Gaines offers a few pieces of advice for those just jumping into to open water swimming.

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4 Parent Lessons From The Conference Meet

We learned big lessons as a family at our daughter’s conference meet—mostly that things don’t go as planned.


Why Do They Swim? (Part IV)

By Robert Sullivan, fourth in a series They swim because nothing lasts forever. High school kids do seem to realize…

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Video: Mermen Are Real!

After a busy week here at Phlex, sometimes we just gotta kick our tails up and unwind.

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Working The Stroke Recovery – Work When No One Is Working

Everyone works the bottom of their stroke, we reach, then push and propel ourselves forward. But we are dealing with two different elements while swimming, water and air.


Who’s Next? The Modern Elite Swimmer With A Business Mind

So my next question is, who is the next elite swimmer ready to take the lead?


A Lesson In Inflammation 101

You’ve probably heard me mention the word inflammation before or heard it from some other source since it’s a buzz word in the health and wellness industry lately. Let’s take a look at inflammation again from the ground up.


10 Things I’ve Learned From College Swimming (So Far)

Believe in yourself, believe in your team, believe in your coaches. If you don’t believe in yourself and the people around you then you will never be able to accomplish anything, individually or as a team.

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Finding Happiness, Even In Failure

As swimmers we function by setting goals. We set a goal, we miss it, and we try again. We achieve a goal, and then we set a new one. Failure is part of the process and I had failed repeatedly.


How To Improve Your Freestyle and Get a 6-Pack

Hip rotation is a crucial element of freestyle and backstroke, and it gives you great abs. We tried the FINIS Hydro Hip to aid us in our hip rotation endeavors.

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