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Nutrition for Teenage Swimmers: How Much Protein is Right?

In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, and growth requires proper nutrition and extra calories.


EDITORIAL: Addressing the Rape Culture on College Campuses

Below is an editorial written by Alex Zelin and Nicki Johnson, both of whom work with the organization Defined Lines, which…


6-time Olympic Medalist Allison Schmitt turns 26

Mutual of Omaha is proud to have Allison on the Gold Medal Team of Olympian clinicians that inspire kids around the country.

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Fitter and Faster Clinics during the U.S. Swimming Trials!

If you are going to the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is offering four different clinics to improve your swimming during the intermission between sessions.

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Swim Job: Speedo USA Sports Marketing and Team Sales Rep

Want to work in swimming? Apply for this swim job, “Speedo USA Sports Marketing and Team Sales Rep”

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“Your custom swim cap is your team’s identity. makes it easy.” — Founder and CEO Alan Hofmeister

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A Day in the Life of Professional Swimmer Tyler Clary

SwimSwam took a peek into a day in Tyler’s life during the most physically intense and mentally draining time of the season to find out what exactly he does each day – and it’s anything but dull!


7 Parent Tips for When Your Swimmer Doesn’t Make the Cut

When your child doesn’t make the cut, you may dab a few tears from your eyes. Here are my tips for swim parents when your swimmer misses the big cut…


400 Medley Relay like you’ve never seen it before (VIDEO)

This may be a new world record in the 400 medley relay as I’ve never seen this distance – the…


How Much Sleep Does My Body Need After My Swim Workout?

Swimming demands a significant amount of energy and exertion from the body, and one of the ideal times to recover from strenuous workouts is during a good night’s sleep.

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Dominant wrap-up of European Championships 2016

Adam Peaty put up the most dominant swim of the 2016 European Championships in the London Olympic pool. His 58.36 in the 100m breast won with a dominance factor of 2.35%–well over a second in front of the field.


Colorado Time Systems Releases Next Generation Diving Equipment

Gen7 diving software and hardware were developed to meet the requests made by USA Diving and FINA to have wired judging systems in place for elite diving events.

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Maccabi USA seeking Jewish Swimmers for 20th World Maccabiah Games

Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish swimmers for the junior (girls 13 to 16 and boys 14 -16), open (17+) and masters (age 35+) team to represent the United States at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 4 – 17, 2017.

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The Freestyle Flip Turn: What you need to know

Over the next several weeks, I will break down the flip turn into four components: the approach, the flip, the underwater and the breakout. Each of these components is important and I commonly see mistakes made in all four of them, often by the same swimmer.


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