What Keeps Kids Coming Back to the Pool?

What are the motivating factors that keep our children interested in swimming? Why do they want to stick with a sport that is so demanding with practice before and after school, plus weekends for 50 weeks a year?

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L’Estate Diversa Dei Nuotatori

Ho camminato anche stamattina lungo le mattonelle bianche del bordo vasca. Il parcheggio era vuoto, ho scorto anche oggi il…

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Bring Backstroke to Kenya and Improve Cognitive Skills

Bringing sports to the children of Eldoret and surrounding areas in Kenya can have a dramatic effect on their lives.

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Summertime Sacrifices of a Year-Round Swimmer

During summer vacation, it can be difficult for swimmers to stay motivated to work hard as they watch their peers play hard.


Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 1

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?


Come Rimanere Ottimisti Con L’Avvicinarsi Della Gara

E ‘uno scenario familiare. Quattro settimane prima della gara ti senti bene. Scatti fuori da ogni allenamento come un leone,…

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Lane Synergy Can Lead to a World of Change

It’s a wonder how we overlook awareness of other swimmers as an opportunity for self-improvement.

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Ashton Smith Wins Gold in 100 Fly and With Mindset

Ashton Smith’s interview reflects a winning mindset and infectiously positive attitude.

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7 Reasons To Love The Caeleb Dressel Cover Of SwimSwam Magazine

See seven reasons why you will love the Caeleb Dressel cover of SwimSwam Magazine’s 2018 Summer Issue.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Predict Sjostrom As Top 100 Freestyler of 2018

Almost half of voters predicted that Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom would hold the world’s fastest 100 freestyle time by the end of this summer’s season.


Four Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Act Like Grandparents

Have you ever heard that swim parents should act more like grandparents? My dad—a grandpa—approaches swim meets very differently. I believe if I could adopt his outlook, I’d be calmer and happier at swim meets.


Shouts from the Stands: The “Other” Tiger Sharks

Courtesy: Michael Moriarty Last Saturday, the defending Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) champion Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks invaded nearby Langley Swim…


Crowd Funding Launched for Former Truman State Swim Captain Derek Mielke

Derek Mielke was injured in what is being called a “traumatic accident” and is facing paralysis.

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Should Parents Encourage Kids to Take Recruit Trips?

Here are three ways student-athletes look at prospective schools and why they should go on recruit trips.


Embracing Swammerhood: 7 Ways Masters Differs From Age Group

Masters swimming is its own animal. Here are 7 ways being a ‘swammer’ differs from your age group swimming days.


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