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How to Go From ‘Accomplished Athlete’ to ‘Promising Professional’

Athletes entering the workforce face unique challenges. Consider the following on how to maximise your odds of success.

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College Swimmers: The Benefits of Planning Your Week

Becoming a collegiate swimmer can be extremely stressful and busy.  It can be hard to balance class, homework, practice, meets…

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The Art of Swipping: Swimming and Slipping

Dr. Gary Hall Sr: “Swipping is a conjoining of the words Swimming and Slipping. Swipping is a new word I invented to describe swimming with the least amount of frontal drag possible.”

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Strongman Swimming

A naked swimmer readies for TV while the possible ‘strongman swimming’ era kicks off.

The Greatest Collective Swimming Performance In 50 Years

Chuck Warner’s “Lesson From Legends”

5 Ways Open Water And Pool Meets Are Different

As I enjoyed the beauty of Castaic Lake while watching Open Water Nationals, I reflected on the differences between open water and pool meets

Can Playing Video Games Help Swimmer Performance?

As a parent, you go to a swim meet and see swimmers doing all kinds of things, many involving phones; either listening to music or playing video games

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Spread Like Wildfire: Power Of Awareness & Education Of Mental Health

How can something that you can’t see, hear, or touch be life threatening? Welcome to the world of mental illness….

NAIA Champion Thatcher Thanks SCAD For Support Before Mormon Mission

Press Release Courtesy of Geoff Thatcher Author’s Note: After winning two record-breaking national championships his freshman season, SCAD’s Joel Thatcher…

10 Ways You Know You Swam in the 90s

Here are 10 sure-fire signs that you got to swim during the best decade to ever come immediately after the 80’s — the 1990’s.

8 Reasons To Love SwimSwam Magazine’s Superhero Issue

Number One: 8-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian memorialized as a Superhero on the cover.

Simone Manuel Throws First Pitch at JJ Watt Charity Classic

Taking her athletic talent to the field, two-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel was given one of the biggest honors in…

Swimming Found To Reduce Risk Of Premature Death By 28%

We found that participation in swimming was associated with 28% lower risk of premature death from any cause.

Why You Should Relax Your Wrists When Swimming

Have you ever noticed that the fastest swimmers in the pool typically look like they are swimming with less effort than the slower ones? It is not a coincidence. There is a reason and it is mostly in the wrist.

SwimMom Musings: Be an Original

As I am preparing to become a college swim mom and people are asking me about whether year-round swimming is worth it.

Why the One Arm Backstroke Drill Matters

Two of the most important ways of getting a faster backstroke is by reducing frontal drag and by increasing propulsive power. The one arm backstroke drill accomplishes both tasks.

Are You Creating an Environment for Success in the Pool?

How successful we are in sport and in life is often as a result of the environment around us. Here are some tips for building an environment that promotes high performance swimming.