Opinion

Shouts from the Stands: From a swim mom to a swimmer

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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10 Open Water Swim Tips & Etiquette

As the sport of Open Water Swimming becomes more and more popular, here are some helpful safety and etiquette tips…

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Shouts from the Stands: Upper Case ‘M’ – Manatee or Masters?

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5 Ways Swimming is Like Dating

How is swimming like dating? Here are five ways…

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Let’s Not Wait Until Someone Dies

Dr. Keith Bell and Bridger Bell: “Swimming at Western Kentucky University died this week. The cause of death was hazing…”

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3 Tips on Summer Sun Exposure

Whether you swim under the sun every day at practice or catch some rays at one meet in the next few months, protecting your skin is critical to your health now and in the long term. Let’s discuss sun exposure and how it relates to you.

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Shouts From The Stands: Why The NCAA Shouldn’t Pay Athletes

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Cover Letter for a Swimmer

Do you struggle to describe the qualifications that make you the most appealing candidate for a job? How do the job applications of swimmers stack up against those who have spent their summers donning Kenneth Cole suits rather than Speedo suits?

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Shouts from the Stands: A Tech Suit State of Mind

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Swimmers in the Shadows

“They will probably never win an important trophy – nor do they need to – but they always know how to fully harness their resources.”

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To the swimmer who didn’t have the season they wanted

“It’s okay. I know it doesn’t feel like it right now. But it is…”

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11 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Competitive Swimmer

Swimmers understand that non-swimmers are going to be full of questions about the sport. Let’s be honest, though, there are some questions that you just shouldn’t ask. Here are 11 of them…

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9 Misconceptions About Swimming That Swimmers Hate

#3 – Non-Swimmer Joe can beat you in a race. No buddy. Unless I give you a 30 second head start and I’m wearing jeans, you ain’t gonna win Joe.

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Shouts from the Stands: An enthusiastic Katie Ledecky-centric blog from an otherwise unenthusiastic non-blogger

People say that Katie Ledecky shocked the swimming world and pulled an upset in London when she won the 800 freestyle in American record fashion, but I disagree.

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4 Questions To Ask Prior to Signing Your National Letter of Intent

What questions should swimmers ask before they put their “John Hancock” on the National Letter of Intent?

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