SwimSwam Launches Print Magazine

If chlorine runs in your veins, you know how much our sport requires of you. You have to sacrifice time, energy and huge chunks of your life to make it work.

At SwimSwam we strive to match that dedication. A big part of it for us is always striving to improve, working to find newer, better ways to keep you in touch with your favorite sport.  Mostly, we know we must listen to you, the reader.

We’ve received a lot of requests to launch a PRINT MAGAZINE, and your feedback was clear about what you wanted and extremely clear about what you did NOT want.

You don’t want a cheap, flimsy publication. You don’t want, thin issues, 30-35 pages, half of which are ads, held together by staples.

We understand.

SwimSwam Magazine is the exact opposite of every swimming magazine you have seen in the past.

When you get it, feel the texture of the cover.  Compare it to your favorite magazines on any topic. You’ll love that we treat swimming like it deserves. If your non-swimming friends see SwimSwam Magazine on your coffee or bedside table, they’ll know you participate in a great sport, one to be respected.


SwimSwam Magazine is quarterly. We’re producing four, big, fat issues that follow the seasons, and we’ll cover everything you need for the season ahead, and put into context the swimming history that has just been made.

The 2015 Year in Review is the first issue. Michael Phelps graces the cover (and the image above is from his cover story feature, Michael Phelps Reborn). He is reborn this year, and we hear from 21 of his Olympic peers. We get their perspective from unique personal moments over Phelps’ long career. The Year in Review also covers college stars, and we show our respect and admiration to 500 plus high school students about to enter the college swimming ranks. We profile swimming cities, training and lifestyle issues you need to know.

SwimSwam-Magazine-1The Year in Review is a thick, 132 page magazine you want to have.

Issues in the future will be even bigger and better, especially with the Olympics on horizon. We’ll tease those issues as they rollout.

What we’re not going to do: sacrifice any of the content on our website that has been enjoyed by over 1 million unique readers each month. You don’t pick up a magazine to read about who won the NCAA Championships 4 weeks ago. You pick up a magazine to go deeper, to get inside of the sport in a format that must be felt as it’s read, not clicked on.


To knock you over with each issue, producing a must-have magazine that feels like a collector’s item.

To produce unique features never before seen in swimming media.

To present swimming like it should be, the greatest sport on earth.

At SwimSwam, we love the sport, and we love changing the paradigm of how it’s presented. For far too long swimming magazines have been the same, and it our goal to deliver something spectacular, a magazine you will be excited about getting every single time a new issue is released.

Subscribe to SWIMSWAM MAGAZINE here.

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Great pitch, I’m sold! But also wondering if there will be a way to purchase individual issues as well?

Norm van wieren

Nice job Mel….

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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