Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Virtual Reality Experience – College Swim Meet

Witness the sights and sounds of an electric collegiate environment as the University of Florida Gators face the University of Tennessee Volunteers. All 360° of it. The prototype for virtual reality in swimming coverage.

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State Runner-Up Serves As Face For Shriners Childrens Hospitals

For Katie Lyons, state runner-up in the 200 Breast at the 2016 SC Long Course Championship Meet, member of Hilton Head Aquatics Swim Club and USA Swimming, a love for the sport began at 7 months old when her toes touched the pool’s water for the first time.

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Swim Technique – Keep Your Elbows Pointing Forward

For every event, other than the 50-meter sprint, the pulling motion of elite freestylers is strikingly similar. We often refer to that correct motion as the high elbow pull. Some call it early vertical forearm.

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5 Ways Swimming Has Changed For Our Kids

Parents who are former swimmers have an advantage over us, non-swimming parents. They understand first hand about the hard work and effort that goes into swimming on a daily basis.

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Learning From 2016, As Told By A College Athlete

2016 was one of the most challenging and difficult years of my life, but it was also the year that taught me the most lessons.

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Why Do They Swim? (Part I)

By Robert Sullivan, firstpart of a five-part series It’s a valid question: Why do they swim, why do they continue…

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Virginia Region 6A North Championships – Photo Vault

The James Madison High School girls (above) and the Patriot High School boys posted the best times at the Northern Virginia Region 6A Championships.

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I Will Never Swim Without These Again

Swimming needs more entertainment. We’re here to provide just that.

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Travel Team Meets And Expectations

So you are going to a travel meet for the first time! Away from your parents! How exciting!

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The Power Of Protein In Your Diet

Did you know that we can survive and thrive without carbohydrate, but not protein or fat? While I don’t recommend this, especially for athletes, it can be done.

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How To Underwater Kick Like Michael Phelps – Video

Swimming needs more entertainment. We’re here to provide just that.

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Shouts From The Stands: Building The Banks Of The River

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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4 Things Coaches Love To See From Their Swimmers

To many, it appears pretty straight forward what a swim coaches job is, what they like about it, and what they aren’t crazy about.

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6 Positive Things To Help Your Kids Prepare For Meets

This past weekend, I was at my second swim meet where I was the swimmer. I made the plunge once before—a year ago.

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How To Build A Champion Powered Travel & Food Plan

I’m sitting on a 3.5-hour airplane ride and the thought occurred to me that most people really struggle with their food plan when traveling.

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