How To Get The 2019 College Preview SwimSwam Magazine

The 2019 College Preview  shipped August 23rd (for subscribers) and arrives in-home the first week of September.

Get SwimSwam Magazine to inspire your swimmer, swammer, swim-fan or coach.


The College Preview issue is a must-have for all of your swim-fan needs. We break down and rank the top 16 men’s and women’s NCAA programs in the nation, and we rank the TOP 50 NCAA swimmers.

Beata Nelson is our cover feature. She swept the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back at NCAA Championships last spring, and her personal journey to college stardom will pull your heart-strings.

College coaches shuffled across the nation, and we help you track why and where they landed, plus we feature the top up and coming college coaches making waves and producing big talent.

If you are not a subscriber, now is a good time to sign up. Start off with the Beata Nelson cover, and stay with us through the 2020 Olympic issue (a massive issue we are already building out).

With your yearly subscription, you receive over 600 of pages of swimming’s highest quality content, and another 2,410+ pages of digital issues, going back to the first issue produced.

With your subscription today you get the:

  • 2015 Year in Review (Michael Phelps cover) as a digital magazine (print is sold out)
  • 2016 Swimsuit Issue (Ryan Lochte cover) as a digital magazine   (print is sold out)
  • 2016 Olympic Preview (Michael Phelps cover) as a digital magazine
  • 2016 College Preview (Katie Ledecky cover) as a digital magazine
  • 2016 Olympic Year in Review (Michael Phelps cover) as a digital magazine (print is nearly sold out)
  • 2017 Swimsuit Issue (Anthony Ervin cover) as a digital magazine (print is nearly sold out)
  • 2017 Superhero Issue (Nathan Adrian cover) as a digital magazine (print is sold out)
  • 2017 College Preview Issue (Simone Manuel cover) as a digital magazine (print is sold out)
  • 2017 Year In Review as a print magazine (Caeleb Dressel cover) as print magazine (print is nearly sold out)
  • 2018 Women in Swimming  (Mallory Comerford cover) as a digital magazine (print is nearly sold out)
  • 2018 Summer Preview Issue (Caeleb Dressel cover) as a digital magazine (print is nearly sold out)
  • 2018 College Preview Issue (Ella Eastin cover) as a digital magazine
  • 2018  Pro Issue, aka Year in Review Issue  (Ryan Murphy cover) as a digital magazine (print is nearly sold out)
  • 2019 Spring Issue as a print magazine (Kathleen Baker cover) as a digital magazine
  • 2019 Summer Preview (World Championships Preview with Michael Andrew cover) as a print magazine
  • 2019 College Preview as a print magazine (Beata Nelson Cover)
  • 2019 Year In Review as a print magazine
  • 2020 Spring Issue as a print magazine
  • 2020 Olympic Preview Issue as a print magazine (our biggest issue over four years)

Already a subscriber? Go to, type in your email/password and view the digital magazines.

See seven reasons to love SwimSwam Magazine for our upcoming issues. 


You want the Beata Nelson cover. We memorialized swim stars with beautiful covers you have to hold  in your hands to appreciate.


All issues have a big theme, one topic we cover in-depth.  The 2018 Year in Review was all about THE YEAR OF THE PRO.


If you subscribe, you can also buy back issues.  On the subscription page, check the box by any of the back issues to add them to your order. *Note, our first issue, the 2015 Year in Review, has sold out. Going forward we will not print additional runs. Once an issue is sold out, it is gone and only available on our digital platform.  Printed back issues are limited to what is in stock.

The 2018 WOMEN IS SWIMMING issue, the 2017 TATTOO ISSUE, the 2016 OLYMPIC PREVIEW (Phelps cover), 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW (Phelps cover),  2017 SUPERHERO (Nathan Adrian cover), and the 2018 YEAR OF THE PRO (aka Year in Review, Ryan Murphy cover) issues are nearly sold out. 


Magazines are massive. The 2016 Olympic Year in Review came in at 172 pages. The 2019 Swimsuit Issue is 196 pages. SwimSwam magazines come in at nearly a pound.  We deliver big issues. Period. 


The quality is high. SwimSwam Magazine has perfect binding (like a book), heavy card stock, and an expensive cover finish. If you haven’t subscribed, you simply don’t know. You feel it the instant you touch the magazine. The texture is amazing, and you’ll love how heavy it feels in your hands. Issues are nearly a pound.


Our covers are ideal for your coffee table or nightstand. Make a statement, show your swimming love, show that your sport is great and worth the respect it deserves.  Adorn it with SwimSwam Magazine.


SwimSwam Magazine named one of the 30 Hottest Launches of 2016

Competitive Intelligence of Media Leaders (MIN/Mr. Magazine) named SwimSwam Magazine one of the 30 Hottest Launches. Criteria for making the 30 Hottest list included:

  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Audience reaction
  • Industry reaction


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 is our goal to deliver something spectacular, a magazine you will be excited about getting every single time a new issue is released.

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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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