Heart of a Champion

SEC Champion Maddy Banic Opens Up About Mental Health

In a blog post on Tuesday, Banic explained being taken away in an ambulance from the 2017 NCAA Championships and her absence from the Tennessee roster for the first-half of last season.

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Bring Backstroke to Kenya and Improve Cognitive Skills

Bringing sports to the children of Eldoret and surrounding areas in Kenya can have a dramatic effect on their lives.

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Ashton Smith Wins Gold in 100 Fly and With Mindset

Ashton Smith’s interview reflects a winning mindset and infectiously positive attitude.

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Crowd Funding Launched for Former Truman State Swim Captain Derek Mielke

Derek Mielke was injured in what is being called a “traumatic accident” and is facing paralysis.

Detroit Motor City Mile Will Become Swim Across America Mile

As the Motor City Mile looks to 2019, it will come under the umbrella of Swim Across America to become Swim Across America—Motor City Mile.

Olympic Champion Maarten van der Weijden Breaks 24 Hour Swim WR

2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 10km marathon swim Maarten van der Weijden has improved upon the old World Record for…

Susan Helmrich Takes a $500 Dive into the Snow for Cancer Research

Susan Helmrich beat cancer 3 times. What has she to fear from 5 degree temperatures and a little bit of snow?

More Heart of a Champion

Katie Ledecky Makes Annual Visit to Children’s National Hospital in DC

Ledecky’s celebrity is especially bright in her native Washington D.C.

PASA Adopts Swim Team In Hurricane-Torn Puerto Rico

The sport of swimming is often said to foster tight-knit communities, and sometimes those communities stretch around the globe.

Former National Teamers Found Mental Health Initiative

Courtney Kalisz and Dagny Knutson have teamed up to launch ConnectionInMind.org, an initiative aimed at the stigma surrounding mental illness.

8-Time Olympic Medalist Allison Schmitt Joins Houston Relief Event

Schmitt has 8 Olympic medals, including 4 golds.

Laps for Love Eyeing $40,000 in Third Annual Swim-a-thon

Grace Daniels’ Laps for Love swim-a-thon is aiming for $40,000 tomorrow.

High School Senior Launches Online Support System for Swimmers

Press Release submitted by Swimmers 4 Healing and Hope. In just over a month, I will graduate from high school. …

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.

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.

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…

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.

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