BridgeAthletic April Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

There are less than 60 days until the first heat of the Men’s 400IM gets the 2016 US Olympic Trials underway. It is time to quiet your thoughts and really trust in the work you have done to get to where you are.

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Wasserlust: The Aquatic Art of Kerstin Kuntze

Thanks to Kerstin Kuntze for contributing these photos. Kerstin is a photographer with a passion for swimming. In the Wasserlust series, she connects her art with the joy of swimming.


Dear Mom: A Senior Speech By LSU’s Caley Oquist

This piece was contributed by Caley Oquist . Caley is a senior and a sports administration major at Louisiana State…


10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.


What Swimmers Think Diving vs. What Divers Think Swimming

If swimming were a family, the sport of diving is its black sheep. Diving is the illusive and enigmatic second cousin to swimming that you know you’re related to, but you’re not quite sure how.


100 Ways To Get Your Dose Of Olympic Fever 100 Days Out From Rio

Just 100 days until the Opening Ceremony, we’ve got you covered with a countdown list in order to nab your daily dose of Olympic fever in the final stretch to Rio.


Judd Cribbs: The Quest to 26 Seconds

Going on seven months since I started swimming again, I am trying to add more elements to my training. My goal is to swim a 50-yard freestyle in about 26 seconds sometime in 2016.

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In Memoriam of The Stroke Doctor, Rest in Peace Coach Shawn

Shawn Delifus, Head Age Group Coach of the Julington Creek Loggerheads, passed away under natural circumstances at the age of 30 on Friday, April 22nd. Shawn was loved by swimmers throughout the country, and inspired people from all walks of life.


4 Questions for Swim Parents About Goals

What if a child and parent have completely different expectations? It’s guaranteed to be a sprint to disappointments and misunderstandings. Here are questions swim parents can ask themselves about goals for their swimmers…


Watch: #CoachesAre With Nathan Adrian

Watch Nathan Adrian tell us what #CoachesAre to him.


How to Build Stronger Freestyle Kick Mechanics

To build a better freestyle or flutter kick, one must first understand where the propulsive power of the kick is derived and how to balance the two opposing forces of propulsion and frontal drag, in order to maximize the kicking speed.


The Sound of Swimming

McKenna Rooney is a 12-year old swimmer with the Stateline Aquatic Team in Beloit, Wisconsin. This long course season, her coach…


8 Things You Didn’t Know About Anthony Ervin

Laid back, tatty’d up, and blisteringly fast, Anthony Ervin has been carving up pools worldwide over the course of his two part career. Here are 8 things you might not have known about the American sprinter.


The Top 9 Swimming Pool Games: #3 Sharks and Minnows

Disclaimer: SwimSwam does not endorse all of these swimming pool games. Some are dangerous. Some, which are not so dangerous, will, however, enrage lifeguards and probably get you booted from your community pool.