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SwimSwam Pulse: 89% Say Seliskar Should Stick To 200 IM

Overwhelmingly, SwimSwam voters encouraged Andrew Seliskar to stick with the 200 IM, rather than challenging Townley Haas in the 500 free.

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Ben Sutton Letter To Parents: Excellence Requires Sacrifice

The following is an e-mail that comes to us courtesy of Ben Sutton of the Fort Wayne Swim Team. Sutton sent the…

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To the Conflicted College Swimmer

It is very common for the thought of “Is this sport really worth it?” to cross the minds of collegiate swimmers at some point in their career. At the end of the day, we need to take the time to think about our “why.”

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Less Is More in Swim Parenting

Your kids will be happy, well-adjusted, self-sufficient and swim about the same or better than if you are overly involved.

Three Things You Need to Know to Survive, Thrive During The Holidays

Whether the holidays have you taking stock, planning ahead, or submerged in social events and family time, there’s one thing swimmers tend to have in common; our holidays are punctuated with intense training.

How to Overcome Your Nerves on Meet Day

With this article, I’m going to share with you 3 concepts you can use to help you, not just cope with nerves, but completely overcome them so that all of your talent, skill, and physical capabilities can be utilized to their maximum when you go to race.

An Open Letter Commending the USOC

In delivering the message that Paralympic medalists are to be awarded at the same level as Olympic medalists, treating Paralympians as equals, the USOC has taken a crucial step to shift the perspective on the Paralympic movement in the United States. This is a win for all disabled people in America.

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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.

Ryan Lochte and Kayla Reid Announce Pending Arrival of 2nd Child

American swimmer Ryan Lochte and his wife, model Kayla Reid, have announced the pending arrival of their 2nd child. In the post,…

California 15-Year-Old Dies In High School Swim Session Of 57 Swimmers

A California school district is being sued by the parents of 15-year-old Ben Curry, a student who drowned while treading water in a crowded swim class. The parents’ suit alleges that the teacher was distracted by his cell phone and not watching the kids.

Nathan Adrian on Getting Married, Being a Well-Rounded Person (Video)

Veteran Nathan Adrian maintained his dominance and took the title in a 21.94, being the only swimmer under 22 seconds.

SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Favor Short Rest, Suits, No Shave Mid-Season

Nearly three-quarters of voters favored a short rest with fast suits for NCAA mid-season invites, well outpacing other options including full shave-downs or no rest at all.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Blinged Out Swim Cap

Learn about the most expensive swim cap, Ross Edgley’s special recognition and more in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

Swimming Holiday Gift – 2018 Year In Review SwimSwam Magazine

Looking for a holiday gift for your swimmer, swammer, swim-fan or coach? SwimSwam Magazine’s 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW is ready to ship.  Order now as a great holiday gift item.

10 Reasons Not to Date Your Teammates

As great as you think your relationship is going, it normally ends up in a breakup (no offense). This is the height of team awkwardness.

The 5 Mentally Toughest American Elite Swimmers in History

There are probably 50 or more good candidates for the top 5 spots, but this is my list. As far as the elite swimmers go, here is my top five list, which includes nine swimmers.

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