National

SwimSwam Swimmer of the Month: Louise Hansson, USC

Hailed as a bit of a surprising choice to be our near-unanimous pick to win the NCAA 100 fly title, USC’s Louise Hansson is backing up that status early in the season. Her month of October has been stellar, and a key reason why the Trojans are 4-0 and one of the NCAA’s hottest teams heading into winter invites.

  4 Comments

Coleman’s Carpool: Life Lessons with Olympic Champion Ricky Berens

See how Berens ended up finding a career that combined all of his passions, and his keys to maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

  7 Comments

Competitor Coach of the Month: Ray Looze, Indiana

Coach Ray Looze’s Indiana Hoosiers were all but unstoppable at the biggest meet of the 2017 fall NCAA season thus far.

  7 Comments

Updated Quad Plan Shows 4-Day PSS Meets, Jr Pan Pacs Dates & Host

USA Swimming updated its national team Quad Plan this week, showing 4-day meets for all Pro Swim Series Stops outside of Columbus, as well as Junior Pan Pacs on August 23-27, 2018.

  6 Comments

2017 College Challenge Highlight Reel

Missed out on our live recaps of the 2017 College Challenge? Fear not, for we’ve dug through results to put together a rapid-fire ‘highlight reel’ of top swims and swimmers from the meet, along with a quick look at what makes these swims significant.

  4 Comments

Terry Laughlin, Author of ‘Total Immersion,’ Passes at 66

Terry Laughlin, a former swimmer and coach who published the book Total Immersion and championed the importance and priority of technique…

  16 Comments

Marsh: I Tell My Swimmers the First Thing You Have to Do is Believe

Newly appointed head coach at UCSD, David Marsh expressed his delight with how the USA College Challenge brought out a lot of very beneficial racing this weekend

  9 Comments

Fran Crippen – 7 Years Passed, a Legacy Grows

Monday, October 23rd, marks 7 years from the date when American open water swimmer Fran Crippen died in an open…

  4 Comments

Bob Bowman: “The depth of swimming was really special to me” (Video)

In what was somewhat of a surprise, the PAC-12 took the lead on day 1 of the USA College Challenge and kept it through day 2, capped off with a 41.9 anchor by ASU product Cameron Craig on the PAC-12’s winning 400 free relay.

  Comment First!

Katie Ledecky’s Casual 4:28 This Weekend Was… Casual?

Everyone is used to fast swimming from Katie Ledecky, and although this summer she wasn’t at her peak form, this past…

  9 Comments

Regan Smith Breaks 15-16 National Age Group Record Without Best Time

Smith was faster as a 14-year old, but her swim on Sunday was the best since her birthday.

  37 Comments

Prenot: “This Sport’s About Improving Yourself and Being Creative”

In his first yards meet in quite a while, Josh Prenot put up some very solid times, winning the 200 Breast and IM, and placing 3rd in the 100 Breast

  Comment First!

Molly Hannis: “After Trials I Took 6 Weeks Off” (Video)

After missing the World Champs team this summer, Molly Hannis is reenergized and swimming faster than ever. Literally; she went best times this weekend.

  3 Comments

Baker, Weitzeil Breakdown Stellar Swims in Tandem Interview (Video)

While Abbey Weitzeil explains hitting her stride at Cal, Kathleen Baker took a much needed break after a sensational summer performance in Budapest

  Comment First!

Ledecky: Coming off of Worlds I’ve Got a Good Fire Back (Video)

Even though Katie Ledecky had her best post season finish of an international meet in 2017 (5 golds, 1 silver), she still has lofty goals she has yet to attain.

  1 Comment