Athletes know how to be hard on themselves, but often don’t consider how self-compassion factors into their mental health…meditation helps athletes ease into the idea of self-compassion…
Most swim parents are amazing. They’re encouraging, helpful, and ready to volunteer wherever they’re needed. They are fun to be around and we all like having them in our circle of friends.
Before I visited Coach Whitney Hedgepeth, all around Austin pool decks I would hear rumblings that Whitney ran the toughest practice in town if you’re a masters swimmer
One of the things I like to remind parents of age groupers is that swimming is a really tough sport. Pretend that you have to don a speedo, stand up on a platform in front of hundreds and hundreds of people you don’t know, dive into a cold pool and willfully hurt yourself.
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The people have spoken, and Katie Ledecky will be swimming the 400 IM at this year’s NCAA Championships.
7 out of every 10 voters picked Caeleb Dressel’s 1:40.61 200 IM as the most impressive off-event swim of the opening weekend of college invite season.
“It was my redemption after losing in Rio. I said I would make no excuses and I wanted to win the gold one year later”
This is the first in a series of six yoga and meditation classes that are focused on helping athletes improve their mental wellness…
News on Michael Phelps, Federica Pellegrini, Sarah Sjostrom and more are found in this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines.
Swim teams come in all different shapes and sizes, and they are from many walks of life. Some are massive, having close to a thousand swimmers, and some are smaller. Here are 5 reasons why swimming on a small club team is great.
“Why isn’t my child dropping as much time as so and so?” I hear that all the time—and I’ve felt those thoughts, too.
My kids started swimming with our club team when they were five and seven years old. Looking back, I am not the same swim parent that I was back then—and thank goodness for that!
Andrea Di Nino shares the “Di Nino” method with SwimSwam.
A short-axis stroke is defined as a stroke where there is desirable rotation of the body along the short axis through the middle of the hip, as opposed to the long axis, along the length of the body.