Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

6 Rules To Grow Your Swim Club

For most clubs and coaches, we are faced with a need to grow to support either the club’s financials or its mission.

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The Heroic Swimmer

Editorial by Imelda Wistey Being an athlete consists of small feats in the pursuit of greatness. Many of these feats…

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Managing and Navigating the College Placement Process

Courtney Bartholomew swam for 4 years at the University of Virginia, where she amassed 19 All-American awards. She was the…


What Is The Best Streamline?

For years, at The Race Club, we have been teaching that with regard to the streamline position, Michael Phelps had it right.


5 Tips For Swim Parents About Handling Conflicts

We want our kids to be successful, happy and get the attention they deserve on their swim team. However, conflicts can arise on the team because of poor communication between coaches and parents, swimmers and coaches, or between kids.


Video: Two Strokes, One Drill

Who would have thought that you could fix two strokes with just one drill.


RITTER Sports Performance Kicks Off 2017 Swim Strength Summit

Starting tomorrow (May 9th), RITTER Sports Performance is kicking off the 2017 Swim Strength Summit!

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Two World Records & Five Italians Records Broken In Giugliano

Two World Records and five Italian Records arrived after almost 1,200 races of 640 athletes (over 700 subscribers) who came…

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The Waters Recede: The Legacy Of North Dakota Swim & Dive

A legacy of UND Swimming and Diving came to an abrupt end this spring. To say I am disappointed by the decision is an understatement.


Video: How To Fix Your Freestyle Sweep

We are psyched to be in South Florida for the remainder of the summer. That means our videos have a change of venue.


Who Are These People And Why Did They DQ My Kid?

As a swim parent, have you ever wondered about the people standing around the pool, by the blocks, at the corners and the 15-meter mark?


Ten Tips From A Used-To-Be Timid Swimmer

Courtesy of Avery Manbeck 1. Get to know your teammates. 4 a.m. sucks a little less when you’re swimming with…

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Getting Organized To Swim In College

Becoming a college swimming recruit can be an intimidating process, especially if you and your swimmer are just getting started. It is never too late to start, though, and it is often helpful to break it down into manageable segments.


Video: How To Get A Baller Butterfly

There’s no more daunting a stroke to swim than butterfly. It’s a stroke where no matter how much you’ve trained or how strong you are, you can lose it with a few strokes of thrashing.

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SwimMom Musings: The Final Lap

Soon it will be May and the final days of your senior year will be a memory. They are flying by at a rapid pace with every week bringing a new last time.

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