courtesy of Fike Swim, a SwimSwam partner
Fike Swim is proud to introduce U.S. National Teamer Sam Stewart as the newest member of its ambassador team. Sam, a former University of Texas standout and Olympic Trials finalist, had been training under his mom, Ann Fairey, leading into this year’s Olympic Trials, where he placed 5th in the 200 IM and 8th in 400 IM. He is now transitioning to a new team, Club Kickstart, under Ann Fairey and Claudio Battaglini and looking to expand his talents into the 100s.
“Sam fits perfectly with our team and our mantra. He’s a really great, down-to-earth person and despite his enormous successes he’s still seeking new ways to swim different and reach his highest potential.” said Fike Swim founder, James Fike.
“I am excited to announce my partnership with Fike Swim! I am thankful to have Fike supporting the continuation of my swimming career and I look forward to using their products to help make myself a stronger and faster swimmer. Fike Swim’s emphasis on new and unique ways of training matches my philosophy of making swimming fun and enjoyable!” said Sam.
Sam’s list of accomplishments include:
- U.S. National Team member
- 2x 2020 Olympic Trials finalist (200IM, 400IM)
- 2019 World University Games
- 2x NCAA Champion
Sam joins an impressive Fike Swim ambassador team that includes:
Every Fike Swim ambassador designs their own line of suits, from which they earn 20% on each one sold, and Sam’s line will be as unique as he is. Fike Swim will introduce the full line up of his suits in the coming days.
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Q&A with Sam Stewart
Here’s a short Q&A with Sam. The complete Q&A with post-workout meals, season and practice goals, and more can be found by visiting Fike Swim’s ambassador page.
Q: What are your practice goals to help you reach your race goals?
A: “I want to improve my underwaters, sprint speed, and details like starts and turns.”
Q: How many yards per week do you usually swim?
A: “About 20-30,000, which is down from what I swam in college. I’m trying cut out some of the yards to focus more on speed.”
Q: What is one of your favorite sets?
A: “I like doing suited, broken swims. For instance, I’ll do a 200 meter backstroke swum 50/100/50 on the :60/1:30/:60. My most recent times were…read more”
Q: How did you get into swimming?
A: “I got into swimming at 6 years old because my mom would take me to get ice cream after practice/swim lessons!”
Q: What is something most people probably don’t know about you?
A: “I earned a first-degree black belt in karate when I was 15 and had to travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad to be graded for it.”
About Fike Swim
“We design products exclusively for the toughest athletes in the world. We unapologetically place swimmers on a pedestal. The rigors they embrace on a daily basis can only be understood by another swimmer and they deserve a company focused 100% on helping them succeed. Whether you’re just starting out or training for Paris, we stand behind you.”
-James Fike, Founder
Fike Swim Products was born when founder James Fike put a brick on top of a kickboard and transformed just another legs-only kick set into a total body workout felt into the next day. Since then it’s been our mission to create unique swim equipment with the single-minded goal of making you faster. We don’t sell toys. We create tools to help you reach your potential.