Lifestyle

Swim Mom Musings: What is a Champion?

We are famous in the world of swimming for tossing around Champion like it is some badge of honor for the most elite for those who can compete at the highest levels and win.

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Shouts From the Stands: Best Male Freestyle Sprinter Ever

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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17 Ways to Drive Your Swim Coach Nuts

Part life coach, part instructor, and part babysitter, our swim coaches have their hands full with us swimmers. Here are 17 ways that we drive our swim coaches a little crazy.

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SwimMom Musings: The Rest Of The Story

Swimming is an amazing and life-changing sport. You get to be part of an incredible community that becomes a part of you.

SwimSwam Pulse: 29.3% Pick 200 Free As Most Fun Spectator Event

More than a quarter of voters selected the 200 free as the most fun event to watch, beating a field of five other events by more than 30 votes.

Why It’s Great To Have Standouts On Your Team

When swimmers make progress, they often get noticed by the coach and maybe even the local press.

17 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit)

We’re a funny bunch. We dunk our heads into water for hours at a time and have staring matches with a black tiled line (usually losing). We don’t shave our bodies for months at a time, and spend thousands of hours training in order to drop tenths or hundredths of a second.

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2018 TYR Mesa Pro Swim Series Mesa Day 2 Photo Vault

Another good day of swimming at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Mesa Day 2. Here are more images from…

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard a Swim Parent Give Their Kid

Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.

Michael Phelps’ Mom on How to Raise an Olympian

The GOAT’s mom is asked constantly for the secret to success. Her answer? Parents parent, coaches coach, and swimmers swim.

Get The Summer Preview SwimSwam Magazine With The Caeleb Dressel And Ryan Lochte Cover

2018 Summer Preview prints mid May. Our theme is summer heart, The Sprint Issue. Inside this massive magazine you will enjoy profiles on the biggest sprinters in history. As always, the Summer Preview will breakdown the biggest meets of the summer, providing you the what, why and how to enjoy them.

YNats Swimmers Honor Shooting Victim Dworett With Devotional, Banner

Swimmers at the YMCA National Championships put their competitive rivalries aside last week to create a memorial devotional and banner for Nick Dworet, the high school senior and swimmer slain in a school shooting in February.

Yoga for Swimmers: Improving Your Mental Skills

People commonly see yoga as a series of physical skills that improve strength, mobility and body awareness. Yoga is also an incredible way to work on your mental skills while developing your physical abilities…

SwimSwam Pulse: 60% Agree With Ledecky’s Decision To Turn Pro

6 out of 10 voters in our most recent poll agree with Katie Ledecky’s timing to turn pro after two collegiate seasons.

When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To Practice

As swim parents, there may be an afternoon or early morning when our children don’t want to
go to practice.

The Day I Quit Swimming

As most of the girls on my team know, I have a theory that if you don’t want to quit swimming at least twice a week you’re not working hard enough.

Mental Health for Coaches: Creating an Active Lifestyle

Coaching is a demanding job and can drain your physical, mental and emotional energy. One way to restore that energy is through exercise.

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