The 11 Mental Stages Swimmers Go Through During a Tough Workout

Confidant, confused, terrified. Swimmers go through a gamut of emotions when coach scrawls up a tough set on the board. Here are 11 mental stages swimmers go through during a tough workout.


Coleman’s Carpool: The Adventures of Wyatt and Cooper, the Mini Poodle

This christmas vacation the Hodge tribe were accompanied by 2 guests: Wyatt’s girlfriend Thuy, and her mini poodle, Cooper.


2017: Your Best Year Yet

It’s 2017: Your Best Year Yet. 2016 may have been a rough year or a phenomenal year, but 2017 is your opportunity to be better, to be the best you have ever been.

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Have a Bad Workout? Remember These 5 Things.

Bad workouts will happen. Here are 5 tips to help you come back smarter and faster the next time you have a stinker of a workout.


What’s The Best Advice For New Swim Parents?

Here are five things I’d suggest to a new swim parent…


5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Swim Faster in 2017

No matter how you fared in the pool this year, here are 5 questions to ask yourself in order to swim faster in 2017.

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8 Reasons to Love SwimSwam Magazine

If you love swimming, here are 8 reasons to subscribe to and love SwimSwam Magazine.

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Rethinking Goal-Setting for Swimmers

We’re often told that goal-setting in swimming is a must, but sometimes members of the swimming community too narrowly define…


3 Common Freestyle Flip Turn Mistakes

Freestyle Flip Turn Part II: Olympian and The Race Club co-founder, Gary Hall Sr., breaks down “the flip” in the freestyle flip turn.


The Top 16 Swimming Stories of 2016

The New Year is upon us! So we at SwimSwam are wrapping up our 2016 Swammy Awards with a look back at the 16 biggest stories of the year 2016.


SwimMom Musings: Dear Swimmer

We are swim coaches and parents everywhere who are longing for the chance to see you race again, hide out in the locker room from a tough set, or leave your wet towels everywhere. We are used to getting up at 4 am and we secretly love it.

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The Top 20 Most-Read SwimSwam Stories of 2016

The year 2016 was dominated by the Rio Olympic Games and a host of stories surrounding them – qualifying meets, doping suspensions and athlete scandals in Rio. We’ve counted down the 16 most important overarching stories of the year, but what individual single-post stories gained the most traction in readership?

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The Top 20 Most-Commented SwimSwam Stories of 2016

SwimSwam published well over 11,000 stories in the year 2016. Some skated by without comment from readers, but some spurred…

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12/31/16 In Briefs: Belmonte Magazine Cover, Chupkov Military Oath

Catch up on smaller swim news stories from around the world in this edition of ‘In Briefs.’


Michael Phelps #2 On Short List Of Most Marketable U.S. Athletes

Michael Phelps sits only behind Peyton Manning as the most marketable athlete in the U.S., according to Nielsen.