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.


4 Questions That Everyone Asks at a Swim Meet

SwimminglyFan is the best way for your summer swim team to get Live Results. Never worry about those extra volunteers “pushing” the times out for teams to see!

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Swim Mom: Should Parents Use the Carrot or Stick as Motivation?

Here are five thoughts about using punishment and bribes to motivate our children to do well.


SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick Stickels As Best NCAA Coaching Decision

More than half of voters preferred the hiring of Coley Stickels for the Alabama head coaching role, compared to Mark Gangloff to UNC (24.2%) and Dan Schemmel to Stanford (18.4%).

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Shouts from the Stands: Defining Success for 10/Unders

Coaches coach because we know the impact we can have on lives. Let’s be a part of redefining success as fun, hard work, and learning and let’s shift the focus away from comparisons. Isn’t that the best path to success?


Get The 2019 Summer Preview Magazine With The Michael Andrew Cover

The Summer Preview is a must-have for 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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The Parent’s Survival Guide for Dealing with a Taper

The taper is a confusing, frustrating and hilariously joyous time. Here is a quick guide for parents on how to deal with the various stages of a tapering swimmer.


SwimSwam Pulse: 52% More Excited For Bloomington Than Atlanta

In a narrow poll results, slightly more than half of fans were more excited for the Bloomington Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic running concurrently.


Yoga for Swimmers: 7 Reasons Yoga Takes Your Training to the Next Level

A yoga practice designed for swimmers is an extremely effective and efficient way to take your dry land training to the next level

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Ask Swim Mom: I Think My Child Should Move Up

I think she’d fit in better with the senior level swimmers who are faster. What can I do to help her get moved up?


What Swimmers Can Do to Be More Focused at Practice

Being able to control your focus means you are going to swim with better technique, get more enjoyment from the process, and ultimately, swim faster. Here’s the swimmer’s guide to being a focus machine at the pool.

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Challenging Waters: The Diary of a Lake District Swimmer

In 2014, I decided to celebrate my 60th birthday by attempting to swim the length of all seventeen lakes contained within the English Lake District, little realizing the time, effort or the planning that would be involved.

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Shouts From The Stands: Perseverance – My Story

I can now say that I accept that all of the difficulties I encounter are a part of my journey as a swimmer, and will get me where I want to go.

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