Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

The Itch: Why I Couldn’t Leave Swimming Behind

No more 4:40am alarm, no more wishing-i-had-chosen-an-easier-sport, no more swim meet frustration, or wishing I had stuck with house league basketball. No more.

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4 Reasons Why Athletes Need to Get Feedback From Their Coach

You want to grab the athlete by the goggles and scream about how irresponsible they are, or how they need to plan their race timeline better. It’s all the swimmers fault! But hold on there coach..Who’s fault is it really?

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4 Thoughts for Swim Parents When Teams Fracture

If your child is unhappy, find out why. Make an appointment with the coach and have a conversation.

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Freshmen Win 10 of 18 Events at Arizona State Intrasquad

Cameron Craig and the Arizona State freshman class led the day at the Sun Devils’ intrasquad meet.

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What Swimming Gives You in Return

I kept asking myself what the point of pushing myself to the very extreme of my physical and mental limits if I wasn’t even going to get anything out of it

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3 Reasons Why Practicing Gratitude Everyday Makes You a Better Swimmer

I was ashamed and disappointed in myself. How could I fake an injury?

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The Other Side Of Gold: Body Image Anxiety Among Female Athletes

If you look at any fitness, health, or fashion magazine, women are supposed to look only one way — think six feet tall and 110 pounds, not overly muscular, but always lean and fit.

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Northside College Prep Girls Swim and Dive Video

  Northside College Prep swim and dive is at the halfway mark of their season. This year they have had several…

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Behind the Scenes of William and Mary Tribe Swimming

The video displays their annual pentathlon practice, which consists of a 100 of each stroke as well as a 100 IM.

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The White House Honored 2016 Olympians and Paralympians

The team’s 33 overall medal haul more than tripled the achievement of its closest swimming competitor, Australia.

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Take Your Mark

I approached the surface of the water and I took my first stroke. This is going to be a good one, I thought to myself.

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10 Ways to Spice up Your Relationship With Your Kick Board

No matter what your relationship with your board is, I want to inject passion back into it! Call me the Kickboard counselor.

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Life After College Swimming

From how I see it, going through this transition into a new chapter of your life can be viewed in two ways; through a professional perspective, and through a personal perspective.

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What is a Swim Parent’s Role in College Recruiting?

Recruiting is an exciting time in a swimmer’s life, but it’s time-consuming and can be overwhelming.

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Artistic Athletes

Being an athlete is like being an artist. The best swimmers in the world create works of art through their approach to training, recovery, attitude and demeanor.

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