Courtesy of and written by Laura Quilter. New Zealand representative swimmer and lifesaver with an affinity for writing. Hoping to take what…
The amount of propulsion generated by the kick is arguably the most important difference among fast and not-so-fast swimmers.
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 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.
Bad gym habits. We all have them and we all don’t like to admit that they are there. But, let’s just own our bad habits and fix them!
There will come a time when we no longer drive our kids to practice, set up for meets, or drive out of town for meets. With all the time and energy being a swim family, what are parents to do when it’s over?
Ninety percent of student-athletes who are struggling with mental health issues do not seek professional help, according to survey research….
Swimming is a big force behind who I am today as a person. The way I think. The way I…
The speed of the freestyle kick is the baseline speed for your freestyle. The higher the baseline speed (kick speed), the faster you will swim, after adding your pulling motion and body rotation.
While volunteering, I overheard several parents wondering why their kids weren’t getting best times. Although it’s best not to focus on our swimmers’ times, in reality, it’s hard not to.
A few days back I sat with your dad and watched you sign “the letter,” officially committing to be a college swimmer. I am sure the emotions that soared through my veins were experienced by thousands of parents last week and will be replayed again in April.
The Swim Meet Crisis Action Plan: Your Child is in Tears on the Pool Deck. Here’s What to do.
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?”
SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…
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.