Articles by Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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How Roland Schoeman works Dolphin Kick with a Kickboard and Snorkel

Roland Schoeman shows us how kicking with an alignment board and snorkel can both allow the undulation the body needs in the fifth stroke while remaining as streamlined on the surface as possible.

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Best Underwater Swimming Photos of 2017

2017 was another exciting year in our sport which led to the creation of some interesting imagery.  Once again, we…

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Open Water Planet: Triton Southern Cross 5k Champs (Video Interview)

Video is courtesy of Open Water Planet and the Triton Series. 

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Swimming Teens Launch Kickstarter for First Parka Made for Girls

We created the swim-brand Wotter to empower girls to stay in swimming and to raise awareness that more female swim coaches are needed to create strong role models for young girls.

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Is Nathan Adrian The Most Consistent 100m Sprinter in U.S. History? GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Is Nathan Adrian the most consistent 100 meter freestyler in United States history? How does Adrian compare to greats like Matt Biondi and Gary Hall Jr.?

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Speedo USA President John Graham Expands The Brand’s Reach (Video)

John Graham has been president of Speedo USA since October of 2016, and he brings a lot of experience to this iconic brand.

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USA Swimming Winter Nationals Day 4 Photo Vault

To say it’s been good here in Columbus, Ohio would be an understatement: fast swims, fun times, excellent hosts are…

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USA Swimming Winter Nationals Day 3 Photo Vault

More fast swims and more great swim photography from our photographer Mike Lewis who’s on site in Columubs at the…

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18 Swim Camps You Will Love This Summer

See 18 “Swim Camps” you will love to attend this summer. These swim camps are headed by some of the best coaches in swimming.

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USA Swimming Winter Nationals Day 2 Photo Vault

There’s clearly a lot of great swim meets this weekend, but in the heartland at the Ohio State University it’s…

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How to Master Swimming Starts With The Slingshot – Video

With the introduction of the back footplate on the swim starting blocks in 2008, the dynamics of the technique of starting changed.

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Dolfin Launches LightStrike (TM) – Photo Vault

Greg Meehan, 2017 NCAA coach of the year: “LightStrikeTM gives our athletes the power of a perfect fit, customized to their specific stroke and body type along with the greatest technology on the market.”

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Inc. Magazine Spotlights SafeSplash Swim School and Its International Expansion Strategy

SafeSplash makes waves in the aquatic industry expanding internationally.  

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Teams Helping Teams

Our hearts go out to everyone affected and displaced by this unprecedented run of storms this fall. As many of you know, the system of hurricanes that hit the Gulf Coast, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida have had a devastating impact.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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