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How To Put SwimSwam News on your Website

At the request of many teams and dedicated swim fans, SwimSwam now offers a way to embed the latest swimming news stories directly into your team website. 

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Best Swimming Photos of 2017: Above the Surface

The annual SwimSwam Best Swimming Photos of 2017: Above the surface featuring selections from swimming photographer Mike Lewis. The annual selection includes a wide array of swimming photography from throughout the year. Photos from swim events and studio sessions with swimmers.

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Why the One Arm Backstroke Drill Matters

Two of the most important ways of getting a faster backstroke is by reducing frontal drag and by increasing propulsive power. The one arm backstroke drill accomplishes both tasks.

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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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