Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

What’s Really at Stake: Sun Yang vs. WADA

Is this a case about an athlete attempting to cover up his own doping by smashing his own sample as so many instantly believed?


20-Year Old Para-Swimmer Ailbhe Kelly Announces Retirement

Irish swimmer Ailbhe Kelly announced her retirement following the World Para Championships because she feels the classification system has let her down.


Para-World Championships: Alice Tai vs. Jessica Long

Britain’s Alice Tai says her stellar form at the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships is down to concentrating on herself instead of external factors.


Ask Swim Mom: When is it Time to Step Back?

Is there something I can do to make sure they are having more fun at meets and the whole family enjoys it, too? Are my kids too young for me to step back?


Shout From the Stands: The Ubiquity of My Home

Ditching my hometown for the mean streets of New York had seemed so appealing months before. But as my time at home shrank, so did my excitement to leave.


Ellie Cole Talks Training with Campbell Sisters, Racing Newly-S9 Sophie Pascoe

Australia’s Ellie Cole recently switched teams to train under coach Simon Cusack, alongside Olympian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell.


Shouts from the Stands: 10 Years Later

When I started this sport, I had no idea what kind of roller coaster it would take me on. If I did, I find it hard to believe I would have kept up with it.


5 Traps Swim Parents Should Avoid

Has your child ever ignored you talked to them after a race? What strategies have you used when you realize the conversation isn’t going well with your child?


Does Caeleb Dressel Accelerate? A Statistical & Video-Based Look

There has been some debate about whether Caeleb Dressel was accelerating or simply “slowing down less” than the swimmers around him at World Championships.


Ask Swim Mom: Should My Child Specialize?

My 10-year-old daughter is fast at freestyle. The coach keeps entering her in different events even though she doesn’t like to swim them.


Swim Mom Musings: Trust Your Journey

My daughter’s longtime club coach has a saying: trust the process. It was his way of letting swimmers know that every race will not be a PB.

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Swim Mom: A Few Parent Tips for a New Season

With a new season approaching, it’s a great time to reflect as a swim parent on how the last season went and what we’d like to change.


A Ridgite in Coney Island – Part Two

As the summer went on, my swimming endurance went up. I was venturing out into open water leaving breakwaters that laced the Coney Island beach far behind.

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Fail Beautifully

What does it mean to “Fail Beautifully”? Isn’t failing bad? How can something you think is bad be beautiful? How can I fail and not get in trouble?


Swim Mom: An Unlikely Role Model – Ryan Lochte

With Lochte’s story, we can tell our kids that he’s human and messed up, but look how he’s learned, grown and improved as a person.


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