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.


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Grant Hackett Issues Statement, Acknowledges Mental Health Issues

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


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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.


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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…

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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?”

Phelps & Schmitt Lead Substance Abuse & Mental Health Awareness Event

“Being involved in Awareness Day and with SAMHSA gives us the chance to emphasize that paying attention to mental health is another important component of growing up healthy,” says Michael Phelps of his and Allison Schmitt’s involvement in a special event.

Read Swimming Australia’s Statement On Hackett’s Latest Behavior

“We will continue to support them throughout this journey to recovery,” reads a portion of Swimming Australia’s statement concerning troubled retired Olympian Grant Hackett’s recent behavior.

Shouts From The Stands: Holding Separate Competitions For TUE Athletes

Talk of separate races for TUE (therapeutic use exemption) athletes is not new.

The Impact of Immigration Law on Elite Swimmers, Joshua Bratter, ESQ.

Navigating the Labyrinth: The Impact of Immigration Law on Elite International Swimmers (Featured image: Shaune Fraser 2-time Olympian/J.D., Legal Analyst and Joshua Bratter ESQ.)

Grant Hackett Arrested After ‘Ranting & Raving’ At Family Home

Troubled retired swimming star Grant Hackett of Australia was arrested at his family’s home today, February 15th.

5 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Best Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day to you, swimming!

SwimSwam Pulse: 34% Select 400 IM As Hardest Event

More than a third of SwimSwam readers picked the 400 IM as the hardest race in swimming in one of our most-voted polls yet.

4 Tips To Let Our Children Struggle And Grow

As swim parents, most of us are extremely involved in our children’s lives. Our kids have tough schedules with practices before and after school, plus weekends spent at meets. They balance their busy swim schedules with academics and trying to have a “normal” lif

Why Do They Swim? (Part II)

By Robert Sullivan, in the second part of a five-piece series They swim to reach goals. We all set goals…