Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

12 Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Join Masters

12 reasons why it is beneficial for swim parents to dive in the pool and join a masters program.

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Doing the Work: Process Resists Glamorization

Process is the long game and the massive outlay of time and energy whose reality lies below the surface, away from the spotlight and the crowds.

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3 Tips About Choosing the Best Team

As a swim parent, we want the best for our kids. We want them to be on the best team, have great friends and a fabulous coach.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Watching Paralympic Swimming

Let’s get one thing out of the way first: it’s called the Paralympics, not the “ParaOlympics.”

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SwimSwam Commenters Chastise Chuck’s Blogs

“You’re an idiot. You can’t write. You don’t make any sense” – This is how Charles Hartley has been greeted on the SwimSwam page recently, and he has something things to say to the commentators.

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What Joseph Schooling Did on His Summer Vacation

If for a class at the University of Texas this Fall, Joseph Schooling had been assigned to write an essay, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation?,” the letter might read something like this.

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What Makes a Swimmer Smart?

Do you think swimmers are, on average, more intelligent and better students than athletes focused on other sports?

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Swimming the Distance for Team USA

Now that Jaeger is a member of Team WHOOP, he’s adapted his mental and physical approach to training.

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5 Ways to Pass the Time Until 2020 Olympic Swimming Begins

We’re about four years away from when Tokyo holds the 2020 Summer Olympics swimming events. Until then, what are swimming people supposed to do?

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Monte Cristo Escape Swim

“Following the exact same route as the book, I swam from the island of Ile d’If to the island of Ile Tiboulen de Maire across the bay of Marseille. The distance was 7.5 km and it took 2 hrs 5 mins. Water temperature was 21 degrees.”

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6 Pursuits for Michael Phelps to Consider

“Fourth: Drive across America.” Here are six things Michael Phelps should consider pursing now that he is retired.

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Shouts From the Stands: Where’s The Silver Lining

“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”- Unknown

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Shouts From the Stands: Do Not Be Perfect

“Each season would come and go, each summer I would vow to overcome my mental weaknesses and challenges” a piece by Katie Kaestner

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Rio Olympic Test Event Showed Same Pool Bias (2.0)

Barry Revzin goes even more in depth on the Rio pool, sharing his data.

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2016 YMCA Long Course Nationals Video-Produced by Hickory Swimming

This video was produced by Hickory Foundation YMCA’s Emmaline Peterson who was also the 1500 freestyle champion at this summers YMCA Long Course Nationals.

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