The SwimSwamMag 2016 Swimsuit Issue Cover Athlete Is…

If you want the SwimSwam Magazine premiere issue — The Year In Review — with Michael Phelps on the cover, you need to subscribe now.

SwimSwam Magazine featured image -No-TextWe have a limited supply left, less than 200 of that issue. We are not printing more now. Once it is gone, we will only sell back issues starting in the spring of 2017.

If you subscribed in January (or up until February 29th), your 2015 Year In Review is in the mail and on its way to you now.

We are presently drafting and designing the next issue of SwimSwam Magazine.  The last issue, our premiere issue, was 132 pages.  The 2016 SwimSwam Swimsuit Issue is already over 152 pages, and we’re coming up with new ideas daily.

DO NOT USE THIS IMAGE. FOR MAG USE ONLY, swimswam magazine, lochteOur next magazine cover is 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.

Photographer Mike Lewis embedded with his team SwimMAC Team Elite on a Southern California training camp. We dive deep on that experience, guided by their coach, David Marsh, who is also the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Women’s Head Coach.

With 152+ pages of content-rich goodies, you can expect exclusive book excerpts, lots of entertaining factoids, and a HUGE feature on one of the greatest swimmers competing today (who is not Michael Phelps).

If you have not subscribed to SwimSwam Magazine, below see 12 Reasons Why You Will Love SwimSwam Magazine:


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


SwimSwam Magazine is a large format magazine, printed on thick paper that will stand up to your permanently pruned fingers.


SwimSwam Magazine has a spine and is not held together by staples. Why? Because it’s big, and we invested in a better product.


SwimSwam Magazine is not overrun by ads. While we appreciate sponsor support, you don’t want a magazine where every other page is an ad.  Sponsors don’t like magazines overrun by ads. They want selective, premium placement, and the opportunity to wow you and be unique.


SwimSwam Magazine looks and feels like a major sports mag, because our sport deserves an A-list publication.


SwimSwam Magazine has a high production finish. When you get it, feel the texture of the cover and you’ll know we invested in a product you can appreciate.


Compare SwimSwam Magazine to your favorite magazines on any topic. You’ll love that we treat swimming like it deserves.


When 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, four, big, fat issues that follow the seasons. 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, and you can get it through Feb 28th (while supplies last), 2016. 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.


Future issues of SwimSwam Magazine 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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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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