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Swimming’s close tie to the Ed Sullivan Show – VIDEO FEATURE

Ed Sullivan, who was once engaged to swim star Sybil Bauer, hosted a delegation from the International Swimming Hall of Fame on his iconic television show.

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Lincoln, Nebraska to host Midwestern Swimming Coaching Clinic, April 25th-26th, 2015

Below is a press release courtesy the Midwestern Swimming coaches’ clinic. April 25th and 26th, Midwestern Swimming is hosting a…

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When you are a swim coach and your child swims do you buy the expensive kneeskin suit for your kid?

A Division I head swimming coach struggles over whether or not to buy the expensive kneeskin suits for his kids, only 7 and 10 years old. What would you do?


The Elvis Initiative Seeks to Promote Diversity in Swimming

Swimming news courtesy of Elvis Burrows YMCA of Greater Louisville and JCPS After-School Program Southwest Family YMCA 2800 Fordhaven Road Presents…


4 Things to Do to Get Your Mind Right Pre-Race

Mental noise, internal and external pressure, and the environment can greatly determine any race’s success.

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Zombies to Swim English Channel in 2015

The Zombie Patrol swim team is a group students with special challenges who attend the Arch Academy in San Diego….

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Sunkist Swimming defends Mississippi Swimming Championships title (Mini-Photo Vault included)

Over 300 swimmers representing 13 teams travelled to the Tupelo Aquatic Center to compete in the 4 day championship meet.


Albuquerque Academy reclaims boys title at New Mexico State Championships

Coach Dave Barney’s 22nd title was led by Junior Anthony Kim, whose performances contributed to two new state records and four state titles.

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On the Outside Looking In: Race in Swimming

This opinion piece is courtesy of Franco Pacheco. There is a moment when an athlete or coach walks onto a…


5 Signs You are a Sprinter

#1 – You’re horrible at IM, but you wish the 100 IM was an event in NCAA swimming.


Shouts From the Stands: Imagine The Possibility of the USA Hosting an Impossible World Championships

USA Swimming has plenty of experience of hosting major swimming events, including one of the biggest in the world: the Olympic Team Trials.


The Pros, Cons and Misconceptions of Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT)

Eric McGinnis: “Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) is one of the most widely debated topics in swimming at the moment. It’s also one of the worst names ever created for a training program.”


Erika Braun’s 8 Steps to the Olympic Trials as an Over 40 Year-Old

Erika Braun swam at the 2012 Olympic Trials as one of very small group of over 40s. Now the masters swimming world champion and record holder is putting her life on hold in pursuit of qualification for the 2016 US Olympic Trials, where she will be 44.


Why Swimming to Music Matters – Feature Video

There is no denying that music is a vital part of our lives. We look for music to inspire us, motivate us and escape to another world. Many athletes vow that music is one of the most essential tools they have.


St. Thomas takes the 2015 MIAC Men’s S&D championship crown

The 2015 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships looked like a four-team race after the first…

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