Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

SwimSwam Commenters Chastise Chuck’s Blogs

“You’re an idiot. You can’t write. You don’t make any sense” – This is how Charles Hartley has been greeted on the SwimSwam page recently, and he has something things to say to the commentators.


What Joseph Schooling Did on His Summer Vacation

If for a class at the University of Texas this Fall, Joseph Schooling had been assigned to write an essay, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation?,” the letter might read something like this.


What Makes a Swimmer Smart?

Do you think swimmers are, on average, more intelligent and better students than athletes focused on other sports?


Swimming the Distance for Team USA

Now that Jaeger is a member of Team WHOOP, he’s adapted his mental and physical approach to training.

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5 Ways to Pass the Time Until 2020 Olympic Swimming Begins

We’re about four years away from when Tokyo holds the 2020 Summer Olympics swimming events. Until then, what are swimming people supposed to do?


Monte Cristo Escape Swim

“Following the exact same route as the book, I swam from the island of Ile d’If to the island of Ile Tiboulen de Maire across the bay of Marseille. The distance was 7.5 km and it took 2 hrs 5 mins. Water temperature was 21 degrees.”


6 Pursuits for Michael Phelps to Consider

“Fourth: Drive across America.” Here are six things Michael Phelps should consider pursing now that he is retired.


Shouts From the Stands: Where’s The Silver Lining

“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”- Unknown

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Shouts From the Stands: Do Not Be Perfect

“Each season would come and go, each summer I would vow to overcome my mental weaknesses and challenges” a piece by Katie Kaestner


Rio Olympic Test Event Showed Same Pool Bias (2.0)

Barry Revzin goes even more in depth on the Rio pool, sharing his data.


2016 YMCA Long Course Nationals Video-Produced by Hickory Swimming

This video was produced by Hickory Foundation YMCA’s Emmaline Peterson who was also the 1500 freestyle champion at this summers YMCA Long Course Nationals.


Katie Ledecky Belongs With Bob Beamon and Secretariat

Charles Hartley writes about why Katie Ledecky belongs in the same category as Bob Beamon and Secretariat.


From a Week of Pride, to a Week of Shame for U.S. Olympic Swimming

Charles Hartley expresses that we should go back to the American pride we had just a week ago, and stop talking about Ryan Lochte.


SwimMom Musings: And Now There’s College Looming

Now that the excitement of Olympic swimming is claiming down, college recruiting is right around the corner. Here are tips on making the most out of this experience for coaches, parents and prospective student-athletes.


6 Thoughts for Swim Parents About Positive Attitudes

Swimming can seem to be a mental sport sometimes; here are some tips to help your child keep a positive attitude.


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