9 Basics to Great Swim Parenting

Looking at the big picture of swim parenting—or being involved in any sport—is to allow our kids to experience and learn life lessons with supervision in a structured environment.


Olivia & Natalie Explain Philosophy on “Securing The Bag” (Video)

All you need is a winning mindset. At the forefront of their mental game? Securing the bag. 


5 CrossFit Moves That Directly Translate To Swimming

As the mix of sweat, chlorine and chalk continues, I feel I’m continuing to gain a better grasp on how the paths of CrossFit and swimming can be intertwining.


Poland’s DeepSpot Slated To Be World’s Deepest Pool

What’s set to be the world’s deepest pool will be opening in Msxczonow, Poland this fall.

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How ASMR Videos Help Olivia & Natalie Recover Better (Video)

Being a professional athlete means professionally recovering in between sessions at a swim meet. Olivia Smoliga and Natalie Hinds’ solution? ASMR Videos


Shouts From the Stands: Tidy Up for Championship Season

Tidy up where you can. Make a little mental space for good thoughts and great swims.

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Kathleen Baker on Pro Life with Kitten (Video)

Kathleen Baker was out quick (28.2) and held on in a tight race that came down to the touch with Olivia Smoliga.


SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick SEC As Toughest Conference

39.5% of voters said they found the SEC to be the toughest conference overall, with the Pac-12 trailing at 26.3%. The Big Ten (20.7%) and ACC (13.5%) lagged behind.


Where Are the Swim Spectators?

Do other conferences lack swim fans from the general public, too?


See 5 Reasons Why a Custom Woven Towel is Better Than a Generic Towel

Boost your swim team’s spirit with a custom woven towel from Team Towels!

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How To Get The 2019 SwimSwam Swimsuit Issue

Inside we feature Olympic Champion Kathleen Baker, USRPT king Michael Andrew, and the top college coaches moving from assistant positions to helming large DI programs. This 196 page issue is full of articles, data features and we name the top high school swimmers with a real shot at making the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

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Ikee Says Leukemia Treatment ‘Thousand Times Harder Than I Thought’

Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has posted her first social media message since beginning treatment for leukemia, a disease for which she recently revealed her diagnosis at just 18 years of age. 


Shouts from the Stands: One More Meet

For the next few days, I will cheer from the stands, offer no coaching advice, and watch as this chapter of our family journey closes and look forward to the journeys ahead.


SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Most Excited For Men’s Big Tens

36% of voters were most excited for men’s Big Tens this week, with the ACC men and Pac-12 women tying for second in our poll.

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Speedo Fastskin – A History of the World’s Fastest Swimsuits

Inspired by the varying skin texture of a shark, the original Fastskin suit came with compression and ridges in key areas as Speedo developed a fabric which mimicked nature and helped swimmers glide through the water.

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