Costa-Schmid looking forward to Barcelona

At the Spanish National Championships in March Melanie Costa-Schmid qualified for the World Championships in the 200 and 400 freestyle…

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Headed to College Next Fall So Maybe I Need a Break This Summer

“You have signed your NLI and scholarship papers and are headed off to college next fall. Now you are contemplating your summer plans. You are thinking the next four years in college swimming will be a real challenge and a lot of work and dedication so maybe I should take a little break this summer and just train and not compete.”


Mixed Results in Ratings for Week 3 of What Would Ryan Lochte Do

Total ratings were up, but numbers fell off in a key demographic. Lochte did, however, get a solid social media boost from the show. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Aschwin Wildeboer to Join South Africa’s Players Swim Club with Van Der Burgh

The debacle of the green pool in South Africa hasn’t scared away former World Record holder Aschwin Wildeboer. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Pitt Hires Former Gopher All-American Stacy Busack

The Pitt Panthers have hired Stacy Busack as their new assistant coach for their men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams,…

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2013 US Worlds Trials Previews: It’s Natalie Coughlin’s Time in the 50 Free

Natalie Coughlin has a new focus and new training partners, and could be a new force in the 50 free. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Olympic Gold Medalist Conor Dwyer Signs With Speedo USA

Rising Swim Star Joins His 4x200m Olympic Relay Teammates Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps on Team Speedo. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


Lindy Shields: I’ll Race You

It’s what we do. We Race. (Photo courtesy: Lindy Shields)


Amy Van Dyken Nets National Sports Radio Show

Amy Van Dyken is an Olympic icon, the most decorated athlete, male or female, of the 1996 Olympic Games in…


Swimming Canada Seeks Chief Executive Officer

“Swimming Canada is seeking its next Chief Executive Officer to build on this success nationally and lead it to greater achievements.”

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BREAKING: Arena Carbon-Pro Will Be Allowed Nationally Until June 3rd; NFHS Allows As well

The Arena Carbon-Pro suits that are no longer FINA approved will be allowed until June 3rd. (Logo Courtesy: USA Swimming)


USMS Reaffirms that Three Arena Suits Are No Longer Legal

USMS is reaffirming that effective May 7, in accordance with USMS article 102.12.1D, Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro suits bearing the following FINA approval…

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CSCAA Announces Division I All-American Lists; Georgia Scores Highest With 27

Arizona’s Margo Geer is one of 7 Division I swimmers who were named First Team All-Americans in all 7 of their NCAA events. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/


Drury Swimming & Diving Head Coach Issued Public Reprimand by NCAA [Updated with Statement from Drury]

A “public reprimand” and “certain penalties” have been issued against Drury head coach Brian Reynolds for misconduct during the 2013…


Arena USA Chief Tim McCool Addresses FINA Non-Compliant Suit

“Early Monday morning Arena USA distributed a press release, “Arena Waives FINA Approval On Three Models Of Powerskin Carbon-Pro”. SwimSwam spoke with Tim McCool, who helms Arena USA, shortly after the release went live.”

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