Articles by SwimSwam

Lesley Paterson on Finishing the Season Strong

This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.

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SwimMom Musings: College is Almost Here

This is dedicated to the thousands of kids all over tonight who are at a crossroads.

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Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis Day 1 Finals Photo Vault

Day 1 at the Arena Pro Swim Series Minneapolis is in the books and it’s clear there’s a lot of…

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Get a Total Body Swim Specific Workout at Home

Are you a swimmer or triathlete that’s extremely busy? Do you find it difficult to get to a pool for your swim training? You can get a total body swim specific workout at home.

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Better Freestyle with Side Kick, Russian Number, and The Brick

Courtesy of James Fike, inventor of THE BRICK Getting faster is never just about training harder, you have to train…


ACC Recruiting Tip: How To Tell College Coaches You’re Not Interested

Having to tell college coaches that you are not interested in their program and school is a nice problem to have, but it is a problem.


20th Annual Coral Reef Swim Race Results – Kostich Wins 16th Title

An enthusiastic 168 swimmers took to the Caribbean Sea to compete in the 20th Annual Coral Reef Swim in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.


3 Open Water Sighting Tips from Chloe Sutton

2-time Olympian Chloe Sutton just created a video where she teaches open water sighting and breathing techniques for open water swimmers and triathletes.

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Funkita Announces the 5 Winners from their Halloween Giveaway!

Australian Commonwealth Games swimmer Koti Ngawati wears Safari Spirit from the new Funkita collection.

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Water Polo Saved My Swimming Career

“For those of you like my freshman-self who continue to stare down aimlessly at that black line, please consider giving water polo a try.”


Defending Texas 5A, 6A State Champs to Meet in 1st Annual ‘Super Quad’

The defending Texas 6A boys from Southlake Carroll will be part of a monumental showdown in central Texas this weekend.


The Three Year Swim Club – Book Review

The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory. By Julie Checkoway

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How Effective Self-talk Can Create Positive Results in the Pool

Positive self-talk promotes better performances in the pool, increased motivation, and most importantly, a healthier lifestyle.

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Racing in Memory of Fallen Veterans: 
The Germantown Masters Solstice Meet

The Germantown Maryland Masters are back this year with the 3rd Annual Solstice Meet, a short course meters competition that combines fast swimming and a friendly atmosphere with a touching tribute to our fallen veterans.

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The Modern Competition Pool

Why are so many city governments and private organizations spending dollars on competition swimming pools?