It’s no secret that Michael Phelps sits atop the Olympic medal heap – but by how much? And just how strong is the American men’s legacy?
Aaron Peirsol is hiking the John Muir Trail to raise money for We Are Ocean, a non-profit organization that teaches cancer survivors to live post-treatment through ocean-based adventures.
From the swimming vaults of a little website known as swimnetwork, a swimming documentary was captured. It was (and is) perhaps the greatest “rivalry documentary film” ever produced. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
The USA Swimming Athlete Executive Committee releases Athletes’ Splash Newsletter to all swimming representatives and athletes. The issue’s highlights include the United States Aquatics Sports Convention, a FINA update from Aaron Piersol, USOC upadate from Peter Vanderkaay, and a World Championship recap from Ricky Berens. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Josh Davis and the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic present the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout. Featured image: Dax Hill, Jimmy Feigen & Brendan Hansen (Photo Credit: MOO BOSC)
5-time Olympic Champion, and 16-time World Champion, Aaron Peirsol has been re-nominated to the FINA Athletes Committee. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
(Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Another night of great racing at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia concluded with the most impressive swim of the competition so far… (Photo Credit: Tim BInning, theswimpictures)
Olympic Champion Matt Grevers takes swimswam behind-the-scenes of his latest TYR commercial. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
As the stakes get higher, it becomes harder to accept that the best you had was not enough to win. It is difficult to look up at your teammate, ahead of you on the podium, because you wanted to be where they are so badly. At the same time, you are proud of how well your teammate swam. (Photo Credit: Janna Schulze, swimswam.com)
David Plummer just missed out on an Olympic birth last summer. Can he hold off the field next week in Indianapolis to secure a spot on Team USA?
“Cullen Jones and Garrett Weber-Gale tied for second going 21.55. Two days later, the pair would race to determine the final US World Championships team spot in the event. Jones won the swim-off in an American record 21.41 to Weber-Gale’s 21.70.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictues)
“Michael Phelps entered the world stage in swimming quietly in 2000 when he earned a position on the US Olympic Team. In Sydney, he and his 17-year old roommate, Aaron Peirsol watched, listened, learned and quietly began planning their return four years later.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
“I smell rubber on deck…” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)