Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Split Tempo For Open Water Swimming

Pool swimming is controlled. Open water swimming is not.

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When To Begin The Research To Swim In College

Whether you have been certain you want to swim in college since you were young, or you’re still vacillating on the decision, the question always arises: when should I begin the research to swim in college?

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Video: How To Have A Kickass Start

This week we were joined by Erik Risolvato to set the record straight about starts. We are going to teach you how to have a kickass start.


4 Thoughts For Swim Parents About Team Culture

If your child’s dream is to swim in college or make it to Olympic Trials, you’ll want to find a team who has a culture that’s competitive and hard working, as well as fun.

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Zaneta “Mariposa” Alvaranga Soars To Higher Heights

MARIPOSA is the Spanish word for Butterfly and at the just concluded 2017 Neville Alexander Memorial Swim Meet in Kingston, Jamaica, national age group standout Zaneta Alvaranga set new 11-12 age group marks in the 50 metre butterfly event.


Why You Should Push Rather Than Pull The Water in Backstroke

One of the most common mistakes I see in backstroke is with the pulling motion. Most backstrokers pull with an arm that is relatively straight, as if the arm were an oar pulling through the water.


Video: The Best Goggles In The World!

We are lucky to be in a sport where all we need is a suit and a pair of goggles to compete.


5 Ways Open Water And Pool Meets Are Different

As I enjoyed the beauty of Castaic Lake while watching Open Water Nationals, I reflected on the differences between open water and pool meets


Fossil Ridge’s Mark Morehouse In The Coaches Corner With Chris Ritter

Chris Ritter sits down with Fossil Ridge’s head coach, Mark Morehouse.

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Swimming Found To Reduce Risk Of Premature Death By 28%

We found that participation in swimming was associated with 28% lower risk of premature death from any cause.


FINIS Set Of The Week: Transitioning To Long Course

As a former swimmer, long course was always my much better of the two version.

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Video: How To Win An Open Water Race

Open Water is one of those circumstances where it may seem very simple to translate your skills from the pool to the ocean (lake, river, pond, etc), but it’s not.


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…


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