Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Recovery Strategies For Athletes

The human body is an amazing machine.  It can recover from some extreme conditions, bounce back from injury and thrive when given the right circumstances.


What’s The Best Advice For New Swim Parents?

Here are five things I’d suggest to a new swim parent…


Presenting The 19th Annual Euro Meet: A Star-Studded Event

Courtesy and written by Julia Galan of SwimSpire. The Luxembourg Euro Meet is revving up for its 19th edition from…

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SwimMom Musings: Dear Swimmer

We are swim coaches and parents everywhere who are longing for the chance to see you race again, hide out in the locker room from a tough set, or leave your wet towels everywhere. We are used to getting up at 4 am and we secretly love it.

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6 Reasons to Share the Joy of Swimming With Your Kids

This past week, I was thankful to have both my kids home for Christmas break at the same time. It made the festive week so special to have the family together.


Ryan Held Overcome With Emotion After Winning Olympic Gold

Charles Hartley, a free-lance writer based in New Jersey, has written more than a thousand published sports articles. He earned…


Shouts From The Stands: Thank You Letter To My Teammates

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Why You Need to Eat It Whole

As a general rule of thumb, eating foods in their whole, most natural state (rather than mashed, pureed, juiced, popped etc.) generally lessens the impact on blood sugar and contains more nourishment for the body.


To Drill Or Not To Drill?

Courtesy of Todd Larlee This is the question many triathletes ask themselves at this time of year. When reading the…


The Two Important Nuances of a Great Kicker

I want to bring your attention to two common, but not widely recognized, problems of the kicking motion that adversely affect kicking speed. Neither is related to propulsion, but both are related to frontal drag.

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SwimMom Musings: Pursue Moments

Savor the successes and learn from mistakes. The only real failure is giving up. Swimming is exhilarating. It is also humbling.


Kick Faster In Freestyle and Dolphin Kick

One of my pet peeves is when coaches refer to the up kick on freestyle (or dolphin kick) as the ‘recovery phase’ of the kick.


Ultra Short Race Pace Training – The Overload Principle

Courtesy of Ultra Short Race Pace Training International Association – USRPTIA

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Bolles Boys Look to Repeat as Winter Juniors (East) Champs

Coming off a sizzling Fall High School season, the Bolles Sharks boys are looking to repeat as team champions at Winter Junior Championships (East) this week

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Personal Bests: 6 Things To Consider When It Does Not Happen

Courtesy and written by Andrew Beggs With many swimmers well into the midst of their short course season, I thought…


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