“As far as staffing goes, Chris looks for three main things from his assistants: 1) reliability, 2) skilled when working with the youth, and 3) capabilities for learning.”
Chris Morgan, formerly of Harvard, has taken a new position with the country’s biggest YMCA team.
Sam McHugh of the Baylor School has wrapped the 2013 Martha Bass Invitational with two more Pool Records, to go…
Adele’s epic “Skyfall” is soulfully smooth, melancholy, and tragic…the perfect soundtrack for a swim team facing an epic workout. See swimmer and filmmaker Corey Okubo’s vision here…
SwimSwam received reports yesterday, October 31st, 2013, of a banana on the run. Several eyewitnesses said the banana was, in…
Clausen is primarily a freestyle specialist. He will be in Salo’s “long spirit” group no doubt (at USC), because the longer the race gets the faster Clausen goes.
Roses on her decision to commit to Cal: “For me, the decision came down to how comfortable I felt with the team, coaches, academics and campus.”
The weekend of October 26-27, 2013 produced some very fast swims at the age-group and senior level. SwimSwam has chosen…
The event was in honor of Matt Kredich’s wife Kim who was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. Coach Kredich and Marshall Goldman led the breastrokers in a clinic that was followed by a 15 minute breastroke swim in support of the fight against breast cancer. The clinic attracted 160 people ranging from 7 to 79 years of age.
Coaches, swimmers and parents have heard about Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (USRPT), the revolutionary training methodology used by 14 year old swimming phenom, Michael Andrew. Now you have the opportunity to learn this method directly from the man who developed it.
Video feature is courtesy of Positive Coach. The Ron & Don Heidary feature interview is courtesy of SwimSwam contributor Dean Ottati.
Jacob Molacek is already going lifetime bests in the 50 free, and it’s only October.
Cesar Cielo was back on top of the world in 2013, taking the World Championship in the 50 free.
Don Henshaw conducts a top-notch–encouraging yet humbling–distance program, helping his athletes gain awareness of semantic points, including consistent pace work, tempo, and stroke count.