Heart of a Champion

Former Texas Swimmer, 1980 Olympic Hopeful Gives TED Talk

Lidia Yuknavitch, an elite swimmer turned writer, discusses the importance and beauty of reinventing oneself after failure.

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Cleveland Swimmer Organizes Fundraiser Swim Meet For Autism Speaks

Gabriel Hanson, a high school senior at the University School in Cleveland, Ohio, organized a charity swim meet, raising money for Autism Speaks in honor of his nine-year-old brother.

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Missy Franklin Could Be the World’s Best Once Again

Much has been made about the poor performance of Missy Franklin in Rio. The darling of the London Olympics found…

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High School Coach Uses CPR To Save Swimmer Suffering Heart Attack

A Chicago high school swim team endured a scary event a few weeks ago, as one of its swimmers had a heart attack in the pool. The quick action of her coach was the only thing that saved the swimmer’s life.

German swimstar Florian Vogel rescues woman from drowning

According to different German press releases, German national swim team member Florian Vogel jumped into the river Isar in Munich on Wednesday to save a drowning woman.

#HaileyStrong: Former Air Force swimmer Hailey Lane to be released from hospital Wednesday

Air Force cadet Hailey Lane will return home from the hospital this week, more than a month after suffering a major heart attack, according to a Virginia CBS affiliate.

Family of former Ohio swim coach Brogan Dulle launching 8 Days of Greatness campaign in his memory

It’s been almost a year since Ohio club swim coach Brogan Dulle went missing and was eventually found dead, and his family is launching a week-long campaign to memorialize his life.

VIDEO: The Hammerheads and swimming with autism

Last week, The New York Times published a short video documentary on the Hammerheads, a swim team composed entirely of children with autism.

Photo Vault: Pretty In Pink – Regis Jesuit Boys Paint Nails to Support Team Mom

54 Regis Jesuit boys, moms, dads and the head coach, Nick Frasersmith, painted their nails “Optimistic Pink” to support team mom, Bonnie Suter, in her fight against Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

More Heart of a Champion

Amid #HaileyStrong campaign, Hailey Lane moves off of life support, continues recovery

According to the Richmond Dispatch-Times, Air Force cadet and swimmer Hailey Lane has moved off of life support in her continued recovery from a sudden heart attack last week.

Family, friends, swim teams rally around Air Force’s Hailey Lane after heart attack

A number of college swim teams have joined a growing social media campaign supporting Air Force cadet Hailey Lane after the 19-year-old suffered a major heart attack last week.

Missy Franklin and Nathan Adrian partner with USAID on World Water Day

In celebration of World Water Day on March 22nd, Missy Franklin and Nathan Adrian filmed a video with the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of their efforts to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to millions throughout the developing world.

Help support former Northern Iowa swimmer Jody Petersen through surgeries

Former University of Northern Iowa swimmer Jody Petersen is undergoing three surgeries, and some of her supporters shared with SwimSwam a way others can help her out.

#TEAMJeff: Rose Bowl Aquatics rallies around coach with cancer, and you can too

Rose Bowl Aquatics and Mission Viejo wear custom #TEAMJeff T-Shirts at the teams’ dual meet over the weekend.

Mental Health: How to be proactive in helping others

When it comes to mental illness, it can be difficult to help someone struggling when there is no visible injury.

Mental Health Matters, Even for Tough As Nails Swimmers

With mental health, toughing-it out is not always the best approach. Sometimes, you have to seek help. This doesn’t mean you aren’t tough, it means you’re stronger than you imagined.

Texas Gulf Coast Swim Mom Needs Blood Donations

A swim mom hospitalized in Houston, Texas with a rare, life-threatening disease needs blood donations.

Photo Vault: Behind the Scenes with Cameron van der Burgh and the Movember Relay Challenge

Cameron Van der Burgh, Gerhard Zandberg, Giulio Zorzi and Shaun Harris have thrown down the gauntlet: they are challenging YOU to beat their medley relay in the Movember Relay Challenge. Who’s up for it?

The Woodlands Swim Team raises $3500 for breast cancer agency with ‘Let’s Kick Cancer’ program

The Woodlands Swim Team in The Woodlands, Texas has been running a campaign of their own, called “Let’s Kick Cancer,” and have raised a whopping $3500 for a local breast cancer agency.