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Shouts From the Stands: The Day Michael Phelps Called Me

One lucky swimmer from Kansas got a call from a very special hero of his last year.

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Working The Stroke Recovery – Work When No One Is Working

Everyone works the bottom of their stroke, we reach, then push and propel ourselves forward. But we are dealing with two different elements while swimming, water and air.

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Toronto Blue Jays Catcher Credits Huot, Swimming W/ Athletic Progress

NFL quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t the only ‘Russell’ crediting swimming with helping his primary career in the off-season, as Canadian Paralympian and ‘new coach’ Benoit Huot can attest.

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Who’s Next? The Modern Elite Swimmer With A Business Mind

So my next question is, who is the next elite swimmer ready to take the lead?

#ItTakesTwo: How Gabrielle Detti and Stefania Pirozzi Found Love

This 9-minute mini-documentary shows how Italian Olympic swimmers Gabriele Dettie and Stefania Pirozzi were brought together through swimming and have remained together as they pursue their goals in the pool.

A Lesson In Inflammation 101

You’ve probably heard me mention the word inflammation before or heard it from some other source since it’s a buzz word in the health and wellness industry lately. Let’s take a look at inflammation again from the ground up.

10 Things I’ve Learned From College Swimming (So Far)

Believe in yourself, believe in your team, believe in your coaches. If you don’t believe in yourself and the people around you then you will never be able to accomplish anything, individually or as a team.

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15 Things Only Your Teammates Understand

Swimming might look like an individual sport, but the bond that is created between teammates is powerful and unforgettable. Here are 15 things only your teammates understand.

Finding Happiness, Even In Failure

As swimmers we function by setting goals. We set a goal, we miss it, and we try again. We achieve a goal, and then we set a new one. Failure is part of the process and I had failed repeatedly.

Anxiety, Depression & Swimming: How My Career Was Taken From Me

Eventually, I let the anxiety win. I met with my coach a month and a half before Olympic Trials, and decided to call it quits. The sport that I used to love so much was now my enemy.

Grant Hackett Issues Statement, Acknowledges Mental Health Issues

Grant Hackett acknowledges he needs help for his mental health issues.

10 Things I’ll Miss Most About Swimming

Nicole Lew, a senior at Clark University shares the 10 things that she’ll miss the most about swimming.

If You Would Only Wear A Swim Cap

Courtesy of Gail Morton I watch him dive into the pool and glide along in the water propelled by whatever…

4 Parent Tips About Phones And Social Media

If your kids are on their cell phones before they say good morning to you, or you see your family sitting at the dinner table texting and checking out social media, maybe it’s time to take action.

Shouts From The Stands: A Letter To My Past Self Before My Taper Meet

You’ve worked hard all season; you’ve never had a season like this one. You’ve done more yards than you ever thought you could, and your training improved more than you could have ever hoped for

Why Do They Swim? (Part III)

By Robert Sullivan, third in a series They swim for rewards, certainly. We are all reward-aspirant to larger and lesser…

4 Tips for Parents to Keep Your Swimmer in the Game

“Why is the focus on the top swimmers? Why don’t younger kids get more attention?”