Opinion

Michael Phelps Video Interview at 15 Years Old: The Prelude to the Media Frenzy

Michael Phelps is about to explode onto the competitive swimming scene again, though no one will officially go on-the-recond about the exact date and time.

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Why FINIS Has Gone Strapless

With the release of the Agility and Instinct strapless hand paddles, it is clear that FINIS has found some advantages in producing paddles without the traditional elastic straps.

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Swim Video: Super Slow Motion Breaststroke

Swim Video is courtesy of David Marsh Performance and Queens University of Charlotte, a SwimSwam Swim Camp Partner. This video…

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How to Deal with the Taper Blues

Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big meet.

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The Winning Team’s Mindset

When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)

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A Topsy-Turvy 2014 ACC Men’s Championship Leaves Fans on Edge of Their Seats

Virginia Tech’s Ned Skinner and his Hokie men brought parity to the ACC, which created one of the most exciting conference championship meets we’ve seen in years.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: What is The Best Pre-Race Meal

4-time Olympic medalist, Peter Vanderkaay, has a lot of experience racing at the elite-level. He keeps his pre-race meal simple, carb-heavy, with a little bit of protein.

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Soro To Goalkeep for Brazil: A New Wave in Water Polo (Milorad Cavic Editorial)

This post was written by Olympic medalist Milorad Cavic, who represented his native Serbia when he challenged Michael Phelps in that .01 second 100 butterfly race in the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Pool Indoor Air Quality: Why It Matters to Your Health and Performance (PART 2)

Mixing air causes corrosion in higher parts of the building, including the roof. This is usually the cause of a breeze or draft on a pool deck. This effect spreads bad air all over the place, and is intensified by the use of large fans. Look for rust around your pool. If you see any on metal components in your roof, chances are, there is mixing going on.

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A Modern Day Ring of Gyges – Performance Enhancement (Part 3 of 3)

Dean Ottati now looks at the third part of his stumble down morality lane in regards to performance enhancement. In…

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A Modern Day Ring of Gyges – Performance Enhancement (Part 1 of 3)

In the first of this three part series, doctor Dean takes us to school and challenges us all to use…

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Winning With Wisdom & Kindness

“When a swimmer steps up on the blocks or diving board, a whole person steps up there,” Tim Welsh said. “If their schoolwork is a mess, and their head is back in their room, thinking about that work, a whole person is not up there ready to swim.”

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Open Letter From a Reader to USA Swimming Coaches: Be Healthy, Be a Professional

Coach Gibson Swim Fort Lauderdale: “Take the pledge to be at your best. Take the pledge to be a good role model. Take the pledge to set the bar high for our profession. Let’s lead the charge. Do it for your athletes. Do it for your sport. Do it for yourself.”

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Pro Swim Teams and the Evolution of a Pro Swimming League

David Marsh, CEO and Head Swim Coach of SwimMAC Carolina, explains the need for pro swim teams and the evolution of a possible pro swim league.

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Chuck Wielgus Blog: Athlete Safey Front and Center In Independent Review

USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus discusses the Gunderson Health 125-page report which is based upon its review of the USA Swimming SafeSport program, and general athlete protections.

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