Where Did Modern Breast and Fly Come From?

A brief look into where our modern breast and fly stroke originated from.


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Yoga for Swimmers: 4 Poses for Injury Prevention

Practicing yoga is a great way to ensure that you develop the strength and mobility you need to stay injury free…

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Samsung Olympic Commercial Melds World’s Anthems Into Message of Love

The headlines in the leadup to Rio have all been about the danger of the water, the dangers of Zika,…


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6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.

Win With Dolphin Kick, The 5th Stroke

Coach Eddie Reese dedicates sets in each practice to improving the dolphin kick. It is no wonder that Texas had 6 out of 8 finalists in the men’s 100 yard fly at the NCAA Division 1 Championships this year.

10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.

SwimMom Musings: The Invisible

Depression: the silent pain and feeling of hopelessness. It not only impacts swimmers but many other people as well. Sometimes it is even frowned upon by tough coaches who believe every athlete should suck it up and live with the pain.

8 Michael Phelps Quotes to Get You Fired Up

Here are 8 inspirational quotes from the G.O.A.T. to get you motivated to swim your best the next time you hit the pool.

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10 (+1) Steps to Become an Olympian

#4 – Take responsibility for your skills.

Swimming is a Lifelong Sport for Actor Rik Barnett

British actor Rik Barnett enjoys swimming as a way to mange his busy career with an activity that provides stress-relief and a way to stay in shape.


July Swim Towel Giveaway!

Custom Woven Towels is the leading source for custom swim towels.

Lane 8 Fund Aims to Provide Swimming Foundation for Inner-City Youth

Since we last spoke with SwimSwam in 2014, we were three months into our mission of ‘Leveling the playing field for Cincinnati’s inner-city swimmers’.

Tribute to Third-Place Finishers at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Does anyone really know what this feels like to finish third except others who have finished third in these Trials? Does anyone really know how frustrating and disheartening this is?

How to get the Michael Phelps Gold Cover 2016 Olympic Preview Magazine

This is the one magazine you want to celebrate and remember Olympic swimming in 2016.

What Does It Mean to Let Your Child Take Ownership?

Here are a four questions to discover if we are giving ownership to our kids…

Greatest Race Trash Talk in Olympic History: France vs. USA

Trash talking of historical proportions began a few days before the finals of the men’s 4 by 100 meter freestyle relay in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

5 Things All Swimmers Fear

Swimmers have a specific set of fears when it comes to competing. Here are 5 of them we all experience.

12 Things Non-Swimmers Say to Swimmers

For those in our lives that don’t share our commitment to the chlorinated life it can be difficult to understand exactly what it is that we do.