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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…


Female Athletes And Body Image

Courtesy of and written by Laura Quilter. New Zealand representative swimmer and lifesaver with an affinity for writing. Hoping to take what…


How to Speed Up Your Kick from Hip to Knee to Ankle

The amount of propulsion generated by the kick is arguably the most important difference among fast and not-so-fast swimmers.

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4 Tips On How To Be A Great Swim Parent

We try our best at swim parenting and I don’t know a single swim parent who wants to be the reason our kids get stressed or want to quit.


It’s Time To Jump In Feet First And Sink Or Swim

It’s been about 14 months since I took up competitive swimming. I grew up with a pool in my backyard, but never began training with purpose until I was nearly 53 years old.

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