Ask Swim Mom: Should I Force My Child to Go to Practice?

Do you have any ideas on how to get her to want to go to practice like she used to? Is it better to let her miss practice or make her go?


L’ Estate Diversa Dei Nuotatori

L’estate non è una stagione per chi non conosce stagioni.  Ho camminato anche stamattina lungo le mattonelle bianche del bordo…

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Tennessee’s Banic Tabbed as Wilma Rudolph Award Winner

Tennessee’s Madeline Banic was named a 2019 Wilma Rudolph Award winner by the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals.


SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Split 50/50 On Chalmers Season-Best Chances This Week

A very narrow majority predicted Kyle Chalmers to better his 47.48 season best in the 100 free this week, in one of the closest poll results we’ve ever had.


Swim Mom Musings: Extraordinary Coaches

If your athlete spends 16-18 years in a sport like swimming, the coaches they experience along the way have a powerful influence over the adults they become.


Ellesmere College Coach Raising Funds In Memory Of Tazmin Pugh

Coach Alan Bircher of Ellesmere College Titans, has embarked on a unique journey in the hopes of raising money in the name of late swimmer Tazmin Pugh.

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3 Reasons Why Swim Parents Should Act Like Submarines

Submarine parents are under water, out of view but are ready to surface in an emergency. They aren’t guiding their children as much as allowing them to forge their own path, but they are there when needed.

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Shouts from the Stands: Relive The Legendary 800 Free Relay from Athens

Upsets have always been a blast to watch no matter what sport they occur in. Watching leads erased and world records broken always makes for an exciting time, but if they’re done by a performer that no one expects, those races become legendary.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Hall Of Fame Inductees & Tokyo Social Media Warning

In this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, Corrie Scott & Ryan Cochrane receive Hall of Fame honors, while Tokyo 2020 has specific instructions pertaining to posting Olympic material on social media.

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Swimming Is A Team Sport. One For All. All For One.

Editorial content on SwimSwam is the opinion of its author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of SwimSwam. Swimming…

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See The 2019 Summer Preview Magazine With The Michael Andrew Cover

The Summer Preview issue is a must-have for all of your swim-fan needs. We break down FINA World Championships, Pan Ams, World University Games, European Juniors and World Junior Championships.

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Time Standards Need To Be Implemented At the FINA Champions Series

Should swimmers get $5,000 checks just for showing up? At least one Olympic Champion doesn’t think so.


Remembering Bob Roper: Godfather of Bay Swimming

Bob Roper of San Francisco leaves behind a legacy of courage, passion, and the ability to escape one’s limitations.


15 Signs You Are a Tapering Swimmer

The moment you know your taper worked. Here are 15 signs you are a tapering swimmer.


Shouts from the Stands: Character-Based Coaching

A swim coach’s influence is felt well beyond practices and meets and can shape their student-athletes lives. That’s why it’s vital that coaches understand their impact and use it to foster a positive learning experience both in and out of the pool.


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