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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 11/27/2013

There was a lot of focus on college invitationals over the weekend but the age group swimmers had some record-breaking…

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Video: Olympian Katie Hoff Explains Her Return to Swimming

For the first time since the 2012 Olympic Trials, Katie Hoff has returned to competition at the Speedo Winter Championships meet in Plantation, Florida.

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Katie Hoff Finishes First Meet Back in Florida With 200 IM, 100 Free

Former World Record holder Katie Hoff completed her meet with two solid swims at the Speedo Winter Championships in Plantation, Florida.

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Katie Hoff Returns to Competition in Plantation, Florida

Katie Hoff returned to competition at the Speedo Winter Championships in Plantation, Florida on Saturday with a solid-looking 200 free.

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 11/20/2013

We had multiple showcases for fast swimming this past weekend: several states are still in the midst of their high…

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Strength Training for Age Group Swimmers

“An often asked question is whether strength training is safe for young athletes. According to the Mayo Clinic and many other sources, the answer is a resounding Yes! but with a few important caveats…”

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Connor Hoppe Swimming Photo Vault

Connor Hoppe is a breaststroke behemoth at 6’5 with 200+ pounds of pure muscle. He’s been a 54.81 in the 100 yards breaststroke and a 1:03.48 in the 100 meters breaststroke. Hoppe recently signed his NLI to Cal.

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Program Development with Chris Hadden Part 2: Financial Stability

Chris believes that the most crucial part of developing a successful program is securing marketable pool time with adequate lane space and time. There are many constituent parts to this, including “knowing your market”.

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Claire Crippen, Chris Lear Take Over Roles as Acting Head Coaches for Germantown

Dick Shoulberg, above, has been the head coach at Germantown Academy since 1969.

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Michael Andrew Breaks His 2nd National Age Group Record on Thursday at Minneapolis Grand Prix

Michael Andrew broke two National Age Group Records on Thursday at the Minneapolis Grand Prix in two events that he entered.

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Michael Andrew Breaks National Age Group Record in 100 Yard Fly at Minneapolis Grand Prix

Michael Andrew has broken the 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 100 yard fly on night 1 of the…

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 11/13/2013

There was a lot of fast swimming going on during the weekend of November 9-10, 2013, including various high school state…

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SwimSwam is Everywhere: Concord Terrapins Senior IV Meet

 November weather in Northern California can be a crapshoot.  But this weekend (Nov 8 – 10), just before the rain…

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Katie Ledecky Makes Post-Worlds Return to Pool at DST’s First State Cup

World Record holder Katie Ledecky made her return to competition this weekend in Delaware.

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SwimSwam’s The Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming for 11/6/2013

Either there’s something in the water or the southeast has got some incredibly fast swimmers rising through the ranks. (It’s the latter, of course.)

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