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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


How To Underwater Kick Like Michael Phelps – Video

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


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…


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.


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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