Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Are You Strong Enough?

Goals are important, but we already know that strength alone is not the answer. Yes, strength plays an important role in the big picture, but what are the building blocks of the bigger picture itself, and what does it actually take to be a strong swimmer?

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FINIS Set of the Week: Longhorn Strength

This week’s set mixes in a little dry land work for an added strength element. All dryland elements can be modified to meet the specifics of your pool – the real work lies in getting out of the pool after each 25 and completing some form of body weight exercise.

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Why Swimmers (and Parents) Should Take A Break

Hopefully your kids have time off between school and the pool, but even if they don’t, the time off from swimming will make their first school days easier.

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Where Did All the Parent Volunteers Go?

There’s been a downward trend in volunteerism the past decade. Each year we have fewer and fewer parents stepping up to help youth sports, schools or other community programs.

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How I Succeed as a Lifeguard with Panic Disorder

“You can’t possibly save someone’s life if you have emotional breakdowns,” someone once told me. I see the reasoning behind their viewpoint, yet I still disagree with their statement and feel that my anxiety disorder does not hinder my abilities in any way.

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SwimMom Musings: The Real Legacy of Michael Phelps and Why it Matters

Seems like everyone wants to speculate that Michael Phelps will return to competition and again go for Olympic gold. 

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The Career, Legacy of Swim Nova Scotia’s Ginny Smith

On most days over the past 44 years, Ginny Smith filled the Yarmouth YMCA pool with swimmers, breaking ground for women in coaching and fostering national qualifiers.

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RITTER Sports Performance Sponsors South Carolina Swimming

RITTER Sports Performance is excited to announce they are now the official sponsor of South Carolina Swimming, LSC.

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Fast Butterfly Karne Ke Liye 2 Great Tips

Butterfly Ek Challenging Stroke Hai, Kisi Bhi Moderate Distance Ke Liye Isko Perform Karna And Sustain Karna Difficult Hota Hai.

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Why kids should go on travel trips

Not every team offers travel trips, but if yours does, your kids will benefit from them. Team travel means swimmers travel to a meet or other activity that is planned or supervised by the team or LSC—without mom and dad driving and staying with their kids.

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SwimMom Musings: A College Dream Team

While it is nice to win NCAA titles, sweep championships and demolish records, the things that matter in the college experience run deeper and will you change you forever.

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Swim Speed Essentials – Pelvis

Courtesy:Jakka Shemeikka As a part of our Research, Development and Innovation functions, Olympic Training Center Rovaniemi is running a competitive…

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Swim Mom: Three Reasons Why Kids Need Morning Practice

In addition to improving their swimming, here are three ways kids benefit with morning practice.

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10 Things That Make a Swim Meet Great

For parents who drive to meets to watch for countless hours, what makes some meets stand out from others? Why are some meets more fun?

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Ben Proud: British Swimming Sprint Star

by Rachel Lutz Ben Proud doesn’t pull any punches when summing up his dedication to the sprint events. “Sprint has…

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