Aaron Peirsol Hiking the John Muir Trail to Raise Money for Cancer Survivors

Aaron Peirsol is hiking the John Muir Trail to raise money for We Are Ocean, a non-profit organization that teaches cancer survivors to live post-treatment through ocean-based adventures.


Ryan Lochte 4th Hottest Male Athlete in the World

Ryan Lochte is the 4th hottest male athlete in the world according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Among the top-25 hottest athletes are Roger Federer, Tom Brady and David Beckham.


Teaching a Syrian Warlord to Swim – Feature Video

Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie (former competitive swimmer and water polo player), who was recently held captive in Syria for 81 days, recounts the surreal story of being forced to teach a Hawaiian-swimsuit-clad local militia leader how to swim.

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Sexual Abuse in Swimming To Be Covered in Next Week’s Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated will release a highlight reel of sexual abuse in swimming in the United States over the last three decades on Monday.


Lessons From Legends: Sue Pitt Anderson and Brave Young Girls

The attempt to balance the opportunities for women to those of men didn’t get a firm push forward until Title IX was passed in 1972. Even after it became law it took another 10 years to begin to make a substantial impact on extending girls careers in swimming beyond high school and providing a wide breadth of collegiate opportunities.


5 Ways to Make the Most of a Bad Practice

Let’s face it: having a bad meet is no fun, but the daily grind of practices is what can really bring us down. What’s the best way to deal when the going gets rough?


Florent Manaudou, Ice Watch – Feature Video

Florent Manaudou, 50 freestyle 2012 Olympic champion and brother of Olympic star Laure Manaudou, expands his endorsement portfolio with Ice Watch.

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Basketballer Candace Parker; Missy Franklin Win Sportswomen Of the Year Awards

Missy Franklin hugs Megan Romano after the latter ran down the Australians to win the 400 free relay at the World Championships: the first of Franklin’s 6 golds at the meet.


Missy Franklin Pranked Teri McKeever in Commitment Call

Verbal commitments are the rage this fall on SwimSwam, driving a large audience fueled by college swimming passion. Missy Franklin,…


Connecting Swimming To The Hardly Strictly Bluegrasss Festival

Featured Image: Bruce Wigo (International Swimming Hall of Fame CEO) at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with wife Janet and twin sons Janson (left) and Drac (right), who were both 4-time All American water polo players at Stanford.

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New Paltz Swimming & Diving 50th Anniversary – Feature Video

Video was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of New Paltz Swimming and Diving.

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Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research Nov 12th

The 8th annual Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research will take place on Tuesday November 12th, 2013 at 5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central or 5 p.m. Mountain/4 p.m. Pacific and your team can participate! This event is held in honor of Ted Mullin, a Carleton College swimmer who passed away in 2006 from sarcoma, a rare-soft tissue cancer.

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In the Eye of a Gator: University of Florida Men’s Swimming Team Video Feature

“In The Eye of a Gator” stars Marcin Cieslak (featured image) Eduardo Solaeche Gomez, Matthew Curby and Matt Thompson.


SwimSwam Film Fest: Papa Swims Butterfly

An animated short swimming film created by Mary Oldlife.

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SwimSwam Film Fest: Sci Fi Swimming with Pterois

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this animated short, this swimming video simply titled Pterois, created by Neekoe.   I…

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