Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Healthier Holiday Traditions

Anita Nall Richesson, Olympian & Nutritionist: “What’s a wellness junkie like myself to do around this time of the year when the sugar and cheer is about to flow with no end in site until after January 1st?”

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Shouts From The Stands: Hampton Aquatic Center

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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Maximizing Freestyle Efficiency: 41 Degrees of Power

After working at Swim Labs for over a year, I have found that is that there is a 41 degree angle of power with the elbows out and the forearms and wrists in, in the power phase.

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Southern Cross Swimming Club #mannequinchallenge

“Southern Cross Swimming club has nails the #mannequinchallenge.

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How To Find Your Possibility Mindset After A Setback Or Injury

At some point in your sport career you will experience a setback

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14 Types Of Young Swimmers

By Rebecca Smith Read through the list of the 14 Types of Young Swimmers and see if one sounds like…

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5 Things To Never Say To Your Child After A Meet

By Rebecca Smith 5 things to never say to your child after a meet (Hint: These are some of the…

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Leaving (It All In) The Pool

By Anonymous I’ve never been just ________. I’ve always been a student-athlete. Never just a student and never just an…

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Epic Showdowns: Michael Phelps vs. Pieter van den Hoogenband

Today we are having a closer look of one of the fiercest duels of 2007 FINA World Championship: Michael Phelps vs. Pieter van den Hoogenband.

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6 Things Parents of Non-Swimmers Don’t Understand

I was criticized more than once by parents of non-swimmers and teachers because of my kids’ year-round commitment to swimming. “Aren’t you worried that your kids lives are too narrow?” they asked.

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Doggy Nadine “The Michael Phelps of Yelps” Takes Home The Prize

Open Water Planet CEO Bobby Brewer: They call her the “Michael Phelps of Yelps; the “Tony Stark of Bark.” Everyone knew she was the favorite going in.

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3 Ways Swim Club Parent Boards Can Avoid Embezzlement

When I read about the $266K alleged embezzlement at a nearby swim team, I was shocked. How was that possible? After reflecting on my years as a board member, I realized that yes—it could happen.

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Nutrition Tips: Check Your Cereal

When I decided to transform my eating habits in order to achieve better health and increase performance, I realized the ‘healthy cereal’ I was eating wasn’t so healthy.

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The Champion State of Mind: What Swimmers Need To Meet Our Goals

Andrew Gyenis is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied renewable energy and creative writing. He is a long…

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5 Reasons Why Swim Parents Are the Best

Swim parents get a bad rap for being overly involved, interfering, overbearing and for being plain crazy.

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