4 Things to Do to Get Your Mind Right Pre-Race

Mental noise, internal and external pressure, and the environment can greatly determine any race’s success.

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#TBT: Sprint Free vs Underwater Dolphin Kick (Swimming Science in 1997)

Mel Stewart underwater versus Rowdy Gaines above water.


7 Ways to be a Better Teammate

It’s the season for championship meets, and the goal of any program is to finish on top. One of the easiest ways to do this is to compete as a cohesive team, with everyone participating as the best teammate they can be.

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Nike Swim Seeks Swimmers To Cast For The Nike Swim Catalogue

Nike Swim seeks youthful swimmers for the Nike Swim Catalogue.


3 Ways to Recover Faster Between Prelims and Finals

Good recovery between prelims and finals sessions at a meet has a huge impact on how you race in finals. The second half of the day demands much more energy, excitement, and, most importantly, mental and physical preparedness.


5 Other Sports Swimmers Might Try and What to Expect

“During down times of the day, we compare sports and talk about workability and cross-sport conversion. After a particularly spirited discussion about rowing and swimming, I decided to research the issues swimmers might face if they attempt to crossover and do their best Bo Jackson impersonation.”


How to Maximize Swimming Starts with the Back Footplate

Getting off to a good start is one of the most important parts of the swimming race. The shorter the race, the more important the start becomes.


Remember Your Coach and What They Meant To You

“Howard Wheeler helped me become a man. I started at Furman not knowing a single person, as a shy, unheralded, barely recruited, average swimmer. Howard not only helped me come out of my shell, but he saw what no other coach had ever seen.”


What if Swimmers Brawled like the football players at Super Bowl 49?

“What do you think our coach would do if we started fighting with our rival team at the end of conference meet?”


9 Things You Know to Be True If You Started Swimming Later than Everyone Else

#4 – You realize your talent won’t get you to your goal, and you start working your butt off.


Morning Swim Practice – The 50 Meter Jungle

It’s a Friday morning in January. It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s been a long week at work, and an even…


5 Things Every Tall Swimmer Hears

6-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, aka The Gentle Giant, is 6 feet 9 inches tall.


Making a Living through Swimming

Do you love coaching? Do you wish you could use your expertise to make a substantial living? Are you ready to take the next step for your professional career?


What does the perfect Swimmer’s Groundhog Day look like for you?

“At the end of one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character finally lives the perfect day. After repeating Feb 2nd innumerable times, he eventually makes each day a masterpiece by developing his talents and hobbies to the fullest potential…”

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FINA Announces Qualifying Times for 2015 World Masters Championships

FINA has approved time standards and events for the 2015 World Masters’ Championships that will be held from August 10th…