Lifestyle

NAIA Champion Thatcher Thanks SCAD For Support Before Mormon Mission

Press Release Courtesy of Geoff Thatcher Author’s Note: After winning two record-breaking national championships his freshman season, SCAD’s Joel Thatcher…

  3 Comments

10 Ways You Know You Swam in the 90s

Here are 10 sure-fire signs that you got to swim during the best decade to ever come immediately after the 80’s — the 1990’s.

  63 Comments

8 Reasons To Love SwimSwam Magazine’s Superhero Issue

Number One: 8-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian memorialized as a Superhero on the cover.

Comments Off on 8 Reasons To Love SwimSwam Magazine’s Superhero Issue

Simone Manuel Throws First Pitch at JJ Watt Charity Classic

Taking her athletic talent to the field, two-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel was given one of the biggest honors in…

  Comment First!

Swimming Found To Reduce Risk Of Premature Death By 28%

We found that participation in swimming was associated with 28% lower risk of premature death from any cause.

  10 Comments

Why You Should Relax Your Wrists When Swimming

Have you ever noticed that the fastest swimmers in the pool typically look like they are swimming with less effort than the slower ones? It is not a coincidence. There is a reason and it is mostly in the wrist.

  10 Comments

SwimMom Musings: Be an Original

As I am preparing to become a college swim mom and people are asking me about whether year-round swimming is worth it.

  Comment First!

Why the One Arm Backstroke Drill Matters

Two of the most important ways of getting a faster backstroke is by reducing frontal drag and by increasing propulsive power. The one arm backstroke drill accomplishes both tasks.

  4 Comments

Are You Creating an Environment for Success in the Pool?

How successful we are in sport and in life is often as a result of the environment around us. Here are some tips for building an environment that promotes high performance swimming.

  3 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: 93% Like Omaha, But 55% Would Like New Trials Host

An overwhelming amount of voters said they liked Omaha as an Olympic Trials host, but more than half of respondents said they’d like the meet to move to a new city.

  12 Comments

Beyond The Lane Lines: Catch Up On Stories Outside The Pool

A swimcest break-up and a baby boy birthday highlight our first edition of ‘Beyond the Lane Lines.’

  5 Comments

Michael Phelps in Baywatch With The Rock Dwayne Johnson

Olympic medalist Michael Phelps appears in a commercial promoting the summer popcorn film, Baywatch.

  7 Comments

6 Rules To Grow Your Swim Club

For most clubs and coaches, we are faced with a need to grow to support either the club’s financials or its mission.

  1 Comment

Taking Your Young Athlete to the Next Level of Performance

By Joanne M. Koury, M.Ed. CLIMB, SWING, JUMP, THROW, REACH AND HANG…ever watch young children play in a playground equipped…

  Comment First!

10 Reasons Why Swim Moms Are the Best Moms

Courtesy of Elizabeth Wickham I know firsthand the sacrifices swim moms make, even though we may have different degrees of…

  5 Comments