Opinion

SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 2

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

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Summertime Sacrifices of a Year-Round Swimmer

During summer vacation, it can be difficult for swimmers to stay motivated to work hard as they watch their peers play hard.

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Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 1

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

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Lane Synergy Can Lead to a World of Change

It’s a wonder how we overlook awareness of other swimmers as an opportunity for self-improvement.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Predict Sjostrom As Top 100 Freestyler of 2018

Almost half of voters predicted that Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom would hold the world’s fastest 100 freestyle time by the end of this summer’s season.

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Shouts from the Stands: The “Other” Tiger Sharks

Courtesy: Michael Moriarty Last Saturday, the defending Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) champion Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks invaded nearby Langley Swim…

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3 Mistakes Swim Parents Should Never Make

Maybe there are perfect swim parents out there, but some of us need to remember that swimming offers many life lessons. Step back, let your kids learn and have fun. You will, too. Here are three tips on what swim parents should never do…

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“This Is Supposed To Be Uncomfortably Tight, Right?” And Other Tech Suit Misconceptions

It’s time to get a new tech suit. You’re excited, but you brace yourself for the worst. These suits are…

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Embracing the Mindset of a Summer League Swimmer

You’re 7 years old, and your alarm sounds at 8:30AM on a sunny summer day. You eagerly hop out of…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick Prenot To Regain 200 Breast Lead

Nearly 40% of respondents picked Prenot, who has the fastest career time of the bunch, though he fell to 4th last season and sits just 5th this season.

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12 Parent Tips on How to Behave at Swim Practice

I haven’t been the perfect swim parent. I’ve learned from my own mistakes, plus from watching other parents. If you’re an involved swim parent, you’ve seen interesting days on the pool deck, with new parents and more seasoned ones.

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The Road to Tokyo: A Legal Perspective On Olympic Preparation In The United States

A legal perspective on Olympic preparation in the United States from Joshua Bratter.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Predict Eastin To Take Over 200 Fly Crown In 2018

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast…

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Shouts from the Stands: Creating a Sustainable Pro Swimming League

Swimming as a sport can evolve. By observing other successful professional sports and patterning a swimming league after them, swimming can rise as viable and successful professional sport.

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Shouts from the Stands: The Reality of Athlete Burnout

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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