Shouts From the Stands: Tidy Up for Championship Season

Tidy up where you can. Make a little mental space for good thoughts and great swims.

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Kathleen Baker on Pro Life with Kitten (Video)

Kathleen Baker was out quick (28.2) and held on in a tight race that came down to the touch with Olivia Smoliga.


SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick SEC As Toughest Conference

39.5% of voters said they found the SEC to be the toughest conference overall, with the Pac-12 trailing at 26.3%. The Big Ten (20.7%) and ACC (13.5%) lagged behind.


Where Are the Swim Spectators?

Do other conferences lack swim fans from the general public, too?


See 5 Reasons Why a Custom Woven Towel is Better Than a Generic Towel

Boost your swim team’s spirit with a custom woven towel from Team Towels!

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How To Get The 2019 SwimSwam Swimsuit Issue

Inside we feature Olympic Champion Kathleen Baker, USRPT king Michael Andrew, and the top college coaches moving from assistant positions to helming large DI programs. This 196 page issue is full of articles, data features and we name the top high school swimmers with a real shot at making the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

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Ikee Says Leukemia Treatment ‘Thousand Times Harder Than I Thought’

Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee has posted her first social media message since beginning treatment for leukemia, a disease for which she recently revealed her diagnosis at just 18 years of age. 


Shouts from the Stands: One More Meet

For the next few days, I will cheer from the stands, offer no coaching advice, and watch as this chapter of our family journey closes and look forward to the journeys ahead.


SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Most Excited For Men’s Big Tens

36% of voters were most excited for men’s Big Tens this week, with the ACC men and Pac-12 women tying for second in our poll.

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Speedo Fastskin – A History of the World’s Fastest Swimsuits

Inspired by the varying skin texture of a shark, the original Fastskin suit came with compression and ridges in key areas as Speedo developed a fabric which mimicked nature and helped swimmers glide through the water.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Venues Will Be Entirely Smoke-Free

Tokyo 2020 organizers announced today that the next edition of the Summer Olympic Games will be entirely smoke- and vape-free.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Jamieson Inducted Into Bath Hall Of Fame

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson is inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame. Read about that and other swimming snippets from around the web in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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Northview Vikings Swim Team Needs Parkas

The students fundraised for parkas themselves, but they’ve fallen short of their fundraising goal. Most likely, their families and friends don’t have the ability to support them in this effort.

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More Than a Title: 200 IM Celebrates Family at Virginia State Meet

The boy’s 200 IM at the Virginia 6A state championships on Friday night wasn’t the fastest event at the meet. I knew that 200 IM race was something that I would never forget for the rest of my life.


SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Most Anticipating Men’s SECs

More than half of voters were most excited for the men’s SEC Championship out of the four major week 1 conference meets. Nearly 20% went for the women’s Big Ten, while the women’s ACC and women’s SEC Championships were right around 12% apiece.

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