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12 Ways To Know If “You Might Be A Swimmer”

Many of you are probably familiar with Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck…” comedy routine. Enjoy this riff on it for us swimmers!

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Meditation of Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance can seem a bit counter-intuitive for athletes. This meditation is to help athlete’s begin to accept themselves fully and whole-heartedly…

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First Time Ever Lifeguard-Controlled Drone Rescues Struggling Swimmers

Helping validate the more than $430,000 investment in drone technology by the New South Wales government last December, the first reported drone rescue at sea took place just this week in Australia.

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6 Ways Swim Parents Can Encourage Great Swimmer-Coach Relationships

As a parent, there are a few things we can do—or not do—to encourage healthy, working relationships between our swimmers and their coaches. Here are my six ways to building better relationships…

Jeff Farrell Survives Near-Death Experience as Mudslide Hits His House

Jeff Farrell, Olympic Gold Medalist and many-time WR holder, was trapped in his house with his family during a mudslide. A gofundme page has been set up to help the family restore their house.

5 Ways to Relax Before Your Next Big Race

#3 – Search your history of awesome swims for what worked.

SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Supporting Lezak Squad in SwimSquad Race

By an overwhelming margin, fans selected Jason Lezak’s SwimSquad as their team of choice in this year’s SwimSquad Battle.

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Kiphuth Of Yale: A Swimming Dynasty

With respect to competitive swimming, Kiphuth, in 1918, was a greenhorn. But he was a wise and observant greenhorn. Kiphuth adopted most of the old methods, but held firmly to his own belief in the physical and well-conditioned body.

How To Stop Feeling Nervous Before You Race

As someone who works with swimmers all over the country on a weekly basis, one of the most common reasons why a client comes to me, by far, is the following:

Opinion: New PSS Format Has Intriguing Potential, Early Wrinkles

While the adjustment to a wave of new changes wasn’t without some execution wrinkles, it also shows a remarkable amount of intriguing potential, particularly from a spectator standpoint.

6 Signs Parents Like Swimming More Than Their Kids

If you’ve watched I, Tonya, you’ve witnessed one of the worst sports parents in history. Tonya Harding’s mom started her with a skating coach way too young, was pushy, plus verbally and physically abusive.

Aimee Willmott Publishes Dissertation on Swimming Performance

Aimee Willmott used science to prove wearing shoes and warm clothes on the pool deck really does make you faster.

Swimming with Siblings: Rivalry vs. Camaraderie

From Elizabeth Wickham: “4 Tips For Parents About Sibling Rivalry” As the oldest in my family, I have seen and…

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Explains Return to Swimming with NC State

Vanderpool-Wallace, in her first meet since the 2016 Olympics, made it to the top 4 in the first ever TYR shootout of the women’s 50 free

Matt Grevers is Still Looking for the Perfect Race (Video)

Grevers had the final say in the men’s 50 back with his 24.81 for the win, while Ress touched in 25.04.

Taylor Ruck Explains Move to Toronto (Video)

Indiana postgrad Margo Geer had the early speed, flipping in 25.78, but Canadian youngster Taylor Ruck went by her in the final 15 meters to win it in 53.51

Ryan Lochte And Kayle Rae Reid Get Married

The 2nd most decorated Olympic swimmer of all time, American Ryan Lochte, and partner Kayla Rae Reid have gotten married.