Get the Michael Phelps Gold Cover Olympic Preview Digital Magazine Now

If you subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine now, you can immediately download the 2016 Olympic Preview issue as a digital magazine (as well as all back issues)!  You will still receive your PRINT version in the mail as a collector’s item, but you can instantly dive into the 2016 Olympic Preview issue for your enjoyment of the Olympic Games in Rio.

If you have already subscribed, you can simply go to in your email and password and view the 2016 Olympic Preview digital magazine, as well as all back-issues.

If you subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine today, you will receive:

  • SwimSwam Magazine featured image -No-Textthe 2016 Olympic Preview issue immediately as a digital magazine
  • the 2015 Year in Review (with the Michael Phelps cover) as a digital magazine
  • the 2016 Swimsuit Issue (with the Ryan Lochte cover) as a digital magazine
  • the 2016 Olympic Preview issue as a print magazine
  • the 2016 College Preview / Fall Preview Issue as a print magazine
  • the 2016 Olympic Year in Review as a print magazine
  • the 2017 Swimsuit Issue as a print magazine

Your four issues will be large, oversized magazines. You will receive over 600 pages of swimming data, features and entertainment.

Subscribe now!

Here are 5 Reasons You Will Love SwimSwam’s 2016 Olympic Preview Issue:

1 – Michael Phelps in nothing but gold

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Michael Phelps. In gold. How do you like that gold leaf background and the interesting camera angle of Phelps’ world-famous pre-start arm-flap?

2 – Collector’s Item

I own the 1972 Life Magazine cover of Mark Spitz.  That issue was their preview for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich where Spitz went on to win 7 for 7 gold medals, the most in history at that time. The magazine – the cover – is iconic. That’s what we’re going for with the Olympic Preview, an issue you will want to keep forever.

3 – It is 196 pages

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Pictured above, see our first three issues.  The premiere issue was 132 pages.  The 2016 Swimsuit Issue is 172 pages, and The Olympic Preview is 196 pages!  That’s 500 pages of swimming info, features and entertainment over our first three issues.

4 – The Olympic Encyclopedia

The 2016 Olympic Preview  has everything you need to know to fully understand and enjoy the Olympic Games.  It is an encyclopedia of Olympic insider info every swim-fan needs to dive deeper on the biggest moment in sport.

5 – So Many Profiles

Profiles on Olympians are exact and insightful.  We reach back and looking forward with a keen eye to enhance the drama which makes our sport so great. Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian, Ryan LochteCaeleb Dressel, Ryan Murphy, Missy Franklin and many, many more are be covered.

More Reasons to love SwimSwam Magazine:

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The 2016 Olympic Preview is, like all of our issues, a large format magazine, printed on thick paper that will stand up to your permanently pruned fingers.

If you haven’t subscribed, you simply don’t know. SwimSwam Magazine is not only higher quality, you feel it the instant you touch the magazine. The texture is amazing, and you’ll love how heavy it feels in your hand.

The 2016 Olympic Preview is just a hair under a pound. That’s a heavy magazine, certainly one you will want on your coffee table.


To knock you over with each issue, producing a must-have magazine that feels like a collector’s item.

To produce unique features never before seen in swimming media.

To present swimming like it should be, the greatest sport on earth.

At SwimSwam, we love the sport, and we love changing the paradigm of how it’s presented. For far too long swimming magazines have been the same, and it our goal to deliver something spectacular, a magazine you will be excited about getting every single time a new issue is released.

Subscribe to SWIMSWAM MAGAZINE here.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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