Shouts From the Stands: The Training Epiphany – A Motivational Story

You are capable of so much more and all it takes is that mentality to complete your equation for success.

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How To Get The SwimSwam Summer Preview Magazine With The Michael Andrew Cover

Get SwimSwam Magazine to inspire your swimmer, swammer, swim-fan or coach. GET THE SUMMER PREVIEW ISSUE The Summer Preview issue is…

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Fan Goes All-In On Michael Phelps Tribute Tattoo

One dedicated Michael Phelps fan went all-in on his MP tribute tattoo.


4 Reasons Why Cities Should Support Swim Teams

In my years as a swim mom and Masters swimmer, we’ve gone to city hall more than once to express the importance of keeping the pool open or to gain support for our team. Education and promotion of swimming throughout the community to non-swimmers and city staff can only help make our sport stronger.


SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick Urlando Over Foster For #1 Junior Recruit

57.1% of voters picked Luca Urlando as the #1 junior recruit in the country, compared to 42.9% picking Carson Foster.


Report: Elizabeth Beisel To Appear On Season 39 of CBS’s Survivor

Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel will be part of the cast for the 39th season of CBS’s hit reality TV series Survivor, per a report by a media outlet covering the show.


Swim Mom Musings: Kindle The Fire

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. This is a memorable day for swim moms because of the intense roll we play in the lives of athletes.

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Navigating the MAAPP: Potential Solutions For Common Complaints

This spring, USA Swimming announced its Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP), which governs interactions between adults and minors to…


Mental Toughness: The Mike Burton Story

Mental toughness is necessary to become a swimming champion, as it is in any sport. Some are born with it. Others must learn how to get it.

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Swim Mom: Is College Club Swimming the Right Choice for Your Child?

I believe that if our kids want to swim in college, they can find a school that fits—and it can be a wonderful experience. I also understand that swimming on a college team is not for everyone.


Shouts From the Stands: 5 Ways Swimming Prepares You For Life

No matter your skill level, swimming can always teach you something. You just have to be willing to learn. Here are my top 5 ways that swimming prepares you for life.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 53% Pick Winter As Ideal High School Swimming Season

More than half of voters picked the winter as the best season for high school swimming, with fall and spring coming in at a near-tie for second.


Practice + Pancakes: Behind the Scenes of the TYR Derby Pro Swim

The TYR Derby Pro Swim isn’t just a swim meet – it’s a swimming experience. Now you get to relive the entire event, but with pancakes.

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What’s the secret to winning a 50 Free Shoot-out? (Video)

Listen Margo Geer explain her strategy and successfully repeating as the TYR Derby Pro 50 Free Champ

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When It Is Not Everything You Hope For, Still Give It Everything You Have

My beautiful swimmer girl, who was just four years old yesterday, will be transferring next fall. It is a scary and brave decision to alter your course if it is not taking you where you want to go.


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