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Fran Crippen – 7 Years Passed, a Legacy Grows

Monday, October 23rd, marks 7 years from the date when American open water swimmer Fran Crippen died in an open…

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My Moment

The first whistle blew, I stepped beside the block; there were butterflies in my stomach.

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Cody Miller Launches Vlog w/ “Crazy Day of an Olympic Swimmer” (Video)

Olympic gold medalist Cody Miller launched his personal YouTube channel this week with a day-in-the-life video called “Crazy Day of…

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Syria’s Yusra Mardini Signs with Under Armor, Stars in Phelps-esque Ad

Yusra Mardini, the Syrian teen who won her preliminary heat of the women’s 100 meter butterfly last summer in Rio as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team, has added another sponsor to her growing list: Under Armour.

Yoga for Swimmers: Seven Benefits of a Swimming Specific Yoga Practice

Incorporating swimming specific yoga into your training program provides several different benefits that will enhance your performance…

How You Can Approach Your Open Water Fears As A Swimmer

The world of open water has exploded over the past decade with the open water race being added to the Olympic lineup at the 2008 Beijing games.

NCAA Survey Reveals Earlier Commitments Result in More Changes

Welcome to SwimSwam’s feature, called simply SwimSwam Discussion. We might rename it at a later point in time (Hospitality Room,…

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Hosszu Appeals Lawsuit Vs Barrett, Sports Publications to 9th Circuit

Katinka Hosszu’s defamation and false light case against Casey Barrett and Swimming World is still not considered ‘case closed’ at this point.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Sun Yang Defends Himself

Catch up on smaller stories from around the web in this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Grant Hackett, Brooke Hanson and Sun Yang.

Aussie Olympian Taylor McKeown Involved In Jet Ski Incident (Video)

Australian Olympian Taylor McKeown is under investigation by Australian authorities for riding a jet ski too close to a pod of whales recently.

Ghouls, Ghosts And Goggles

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.  As a young child, I awaited October 31st with the kind of reverence that most little kids reserve only for their birthdays or Christmas morning.

SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Pick Texas As Preseason NCAA Favorites

Two thirds of voters selected the Texas Longhorns as their preseason favorites to win the men’s NCAA title in 2018. 

What Is The Story With Sugar? Getting Fresh On Fruit…

Ever the pragmatist I observe the sugar story with much interest. There are many interpretations of the ‘no sugar’ movement, and different ways in which members of the community decide to manage their sugar intake.

One Tough Thing For Swim Teams

For many teams, large and small, fundraising is a tough task that families face. With ever-increasing expenses to run and maintain pools, plus paying for coaches who need to make a living, it’s difficult to make ends meet.

Let’s Go Swim

I ended my swimming career in 1986. I remember climbing out of the pool after the consolation final heat on the last day of NCAA’s and just standing there, realizing that was it.

PASA Adopts Swim Team In Hurricane-Torn Puerto Rico

The sport of swimming is often said to foster tight-knit communities, and sometimes those communities stretch around the globe.

South African Terence Parkin Named Foundation Ambassador

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, an organization that teaches essential water safety skills and how to swim, has named South African Paralympic swimmer Terence Parkin official Ambassador for the Deaf and Blind.