Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Video: An Olympian’s Meet Warm Up

Championship meet season is a complex time in every swimmer’s life.

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Does My Swimmer Need Private Lessons?

I’ve read that private lessons for youth sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry. Do private lessons pay off? Are they necessary?

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Rio Retrospective: The Stories Told By Statistics

Courtesy of Steven Gambino With Rio in the rear view mirror and World Championships on the horizon, we can once…

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Video: We Wore Michael Phelps’ Racing Suit

As championship meet season approaches, we’ve decided our next few videos will highlight various aspects of a championship meet environment.

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Pro Life of an Olympic Swimmer – The Jacob Pebley Brand

Jacob Pebley has emerged as one of the most elite backstrokers in the world, and he’s serious about building his brand–his pro career.

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Video: That’s Not How You Do A Flip Turn…

This week we are joined by former Tennessee collegiate swimmer Lauren Driscoll as she breaks down one of the most famous drills out there; Tennessee Turns.

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The Love Of Swim Parents

You’ll know how much I love you when you have your own kids. My mom used to say that.

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Swim Parents: Take A Moment To Celebrate

When your swimmer is working towards a goal, sometimes it takes more than one season to achieve it. I remember when my child made her first Junior National cut she said, “The ninth time is the charm!”

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10 Reasons Why Swim Dads Are The Best Dads – Father’s Day

Swim dads are the unsung heroes of swimming and without them, teams would have a tough time staying afloat.

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Being Broken: An Educational Anecdote

If nothing else, I wish to remind all swimmers that they are a special breed of athlete. Whatever you do, try not to put yourself in a situation that renders you handicapped, incapable, or inferior to your regular self.

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Video: The Double Tap Freestyle Drill

Our apologies for the week off! With all of the crazy weather that comes through South Florida, sometimes we do wish we were training indoors.

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How To Keep Timers Awake During Swim Meets

Seriously, we’ve all heard it, we’ve all fought it. The dreaded “this is our first call for timers”.

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An Ode To The Goodie Bag

With age group championship meets around the corner, I have heartwarming memories from our team’s send-off parties for our Junior Olympic and National level swimmers.

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5 Thoughts For Parents About Why Our Kids Swim

Watching my child add a ton of time in a race, which has happened more than once, I’ve wondered, “Why are we here? Why did we come to this meet?”

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Taking Five With Ashley Twichell

To be completely honest, the first thing that goes through my head most mornings when I wake up at 4:45 AM is “oh my gosh, is my alarm seriously already going off?”.

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