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SwimSwam Pulse: 52% More Excited For Bloomington Than Atlanta

In a narrow poll results, slightly more than half of fans were more excited for the Bloomington Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic running concurrently.

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Yoga for Swimmers: 7 Reasons Yoga Takes Your Training to the Next Level

A yoga practice designed for swimmers is an extremely effective and efficient way to take your dry land training to the next level

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Ask Swim Mom: I Think My Child Should Move Up

I think she’d fit in better with the senior level swimmers who are faster. What can I do to help her get moved up?

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What Swimmers Can Do to Be More Focused at Practice

Being able to control your focus means you are going to swim with better technique, get more enjoyment from the process, and ultimately, swim faster. Here’s the swimmer’s guide to being a focus machine at the pool.

Challenging Waters: The Diary of a Lake District Swimmer

In 2014, I decided to celebrate my 60th birthday by attempting to swim the length of all seventeen lakes contained within the English Lake District, little realizing the time, effort or the planning that would be involved.

Shouts From The Stands: Perseverance – My Story

I can now say that I accept that all of the difficulties I encounter are a part of my journey as a swimmer, and will get me where I want to go.

Shouts From the Stands: The Training Epiphany – A Motivational Story

You are capable of so much more and all it takes is that mentality to complete your equation for success.

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How To Get The SwimSwam Summer Preview Magazine With The Michael Andrew Cover

Get SwimSwam Magazine to inspire your swimmer, swammer, swim-fan or coach. GET THE SUMMER PREVIEW ISSUE The Summer Preview issue is…

Fan Goes All-In On Michael Phelps Tribute Tattoo

One dedicated Michael Phelps fan went all-in on his MP tribute tattoo.

4 Reasons Why Cities Should Support Swim Teams

In my years as a swim mom and Masters swimmer, we’ve gone to city hall more than once to express the importance of keeping the pool open or to gain support for our team. Education and promotion of swimming throughout the community to non-swimmers and city staff can only help make our sport stronger.

SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick Urlando Over Foster For #1 Junior Recruit

57.1% of voters picked Luca Urlando as the #1 junior recruit in the country, compared to 42.9% picking Carson Foster.

Report: Elizabeth Beisel To Appear On Season 39 of CBS’s Survivor

Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel will be part of the cast for the 39th season of CBS’s hit reality TV series Survivor, per a report by a media outlet covering the show.

Swim Mom Musings: Kindle The Fire

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. This is a memorable day for swim moms because of the intense roll we play in the lives of athletes.

Navigating the MAAPP: Potential Solutions For Common Complaints

This spring, USA Swimming announced its Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP), which governs interactions between adults and minors to…

Mental Toughness: The Mike Burton Story

Mental toughness is necessary to become a swimming champion, as it is in any sport. Some are born with it. Others must learn how to get it.

Swim Mom: Is College Club Swimming the Right Choice for Your Child?

I believe that if our kids want to swim in college, they can find a school that fits—and it can be a wonderful experience. I also understand that swimming on a college team is not for everyone.

Shouts From the Stands: 5 Ways Swimming Prepares You For Life

No matter your skill level, swimming can always teach you something. You just have to be willing to learn. Here are my top 5 ways that swimming prepares you for life.

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