Lifestyle

Attention Young Athletes: Is Supplementation Right for You?

You may have been training more lately, focusing on your diet, and even addressing your sleep patterns, but what about supplementation?

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Michael and David Chadwick Do Father-Son Podcast With Sports Spectrum

U.S. National Team member and rising sprinter, Michael Chadwick and his father, David Chadwick, sat down with Jason Romano of the Sports Spectrum Podcast and discussed leadership, competing in athletics at a high level, their relationship, and all things in between.

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35 Swimmers In San Jose Treated For Chemical Exposure

35 swimmers were treated for chemical exposure last Thursday, June 14th, as a pool attendant working at Shadow Brook Swim Club in San Jose, California reportedly poured the wrong type of chemicals into the facility’s pool tanks.

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SwimSwam 2020 US Olympians Draft Part 2

The following is a lightly edited transcript of a Slack chat that took place over the last three weeks. This…

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Shouts from the Stands: Heart Screenings in High School Athletes

We can all agree that swimming is the most fun sport. On the other hand, swimming, like all other sports, is dangerous, and injuries are not uncommon.

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Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam 2020 US Olympians Draft

Welcome to the first ever SwimSwam mid cycle US Olympic draft. 8 SwimSwam contributors will attempt to defeat each other by drafting the best possible 2020 Olympic rosters.

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9 Things Parents of Distance Swimmers Know

As the parent of distance swimmers, my days at meets are decidedly different from parents of sprinters.

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17 Ways You Know You Are a Distance Swimmer

The distance swimmer has their own set of struggles. Here are 17 ways you know that you are a distance swimmer.

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Detroit Motor City Mile Will Become Swim Across America Mile

As the Motor City Mile looks to 2019, it will come under the umbrella of Swim Across America to become Swim Across America—Motor City Mile.

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15 Things Only Your Teammates Understand

Swimming might look like an individual sport, but the bond that is created between teammates is powerful and unforgettable. Here are 15 things only your teammates understand.

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Michael Phelps Puts Arizona Home On The Market

Michael and Nicole Phelps have reportedly put their Arizona home on the market, with their new destination yet unknown.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 42% Pick Cordes To Lead U.S. Breaststrokers

Cordes has been the top American 100 breaststroker in three of the past five seasons: 2013, 2014 and 2017. He garnered nearly half of our votes despite uncertainty as to where exactly he’ll be training for the next two years.

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else

It’s an easy trap to fall into. You see other swimmers around you achieving the things you want to achieve and finding the success you want to find but that, for whatever reason, you just can’t seem to get your hands on.

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Are Parents Adding to Performance Pressure?

I believe our children experience more pressure to perform in their sports and academics today than we did. What can we do to help our children with performance pressure?

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Are You a Supportive or Overly-Involved Swim Parent?

Where do we cross the line from being supportive, to being “overly involved?” Look around at a swim meet and see if you can spot “those” parents. Then, take a look in the mirror and check to see what kind of swim parent you are.

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