The Silver Lining of Missing Goals

Out of all the life lessons our children learn from swimming, one of the greatest is picking themselves up and trying again after not making a goal.

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Living a Balanced Swim Life

Love your swimming, but remember you’re not just a swimmer. You’re a valuable, amazing human being that does swimming. It’s only part of your life.

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Shouts from the Stands: What is Developing the WHOLE PERSON?

Coaches talk about developing not only the athlete, but the WHOLE PERSON. Have you ever sat back and thought about what that meant?


Glory Days – Four Amigos Reunite by Jim Dickson (Record Holder)

Well, here we are–The 4 Amigos – still holding an Northern Virginia Swim League record 11-12 Boys 100YD medley relay set in the summer of 1963.


SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Favor NCAA Reform But 42% Fear Effects To Swimming

86% of voters said college athletes should be able to profit from their names and images, but 42% expressed concern about the effects to non-revenue sports.


Chad Le Clos Named To Forbes Africa 30-Under-30 List

Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion Chad Le Clos has been named to Forbes Africa’s 30-Under-30 List for his achievements in and out of the pool.

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Update On Austrian Artistic Swimmer Sahinovic 4 Years After Baku Bus Tragedy

Vanessa Sahinovic was one of 3 Austrian teen-aged synchronized swimmers struck by a shuttle bus at the European Games athlete village back in 2015.

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Mindfulness for Athletes: How Mindfulness Can Lead to a Peak Performance

Mindfulness can have a powerful impact on your performance in many ways including strengthening focus, reducing anxiety and enhancing recovery…

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Overwhelmingly Pick Urlando’s 1:53.8 over Smith’s 58.4

Voters found Luca Urlando’s 1:53.84 200FL to be the most exciting junior performance: his swim topped Regan Smith’s WJR 100BK by almost 50 percentage points.

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Maarten Van Der Weijden: Spreading Cancer Awareness One Stroke At A Time

The Dutch swimmer raised a total of €3.9 million, which adds up to approximately $4.4 million. All funds raised went towards cancer research.


Beyond the Lane Lines: Plastic Podiums, Swim Club Embezzlement

Swim coaches posthumously honored and an update to a swim club embezzlement case highlight this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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Swim Mom: We Are Not the Enemy

There are too many stories about parents yelling at officials and coaches and being way over the top. How do you let your team know you’re there to help?


“Why is my swimmer not being moved up a group?”

Here is a breakdown for swim parents who are curious about when their little swimmer will be getting moved on up to the next group.


SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Pick Cali Condors as Best Roster in ISL Group A

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


Swim Mom: Traits of Super Swim Parents

Take a look at great parents and see what makes them stand out from others. We can all learn from them. Here are 11 traits super swim parents share.


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