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French Portrait Series: Men’s 4×100 Free Relay (Video)

The French Federation introduces its men’s 4×100 free relay in this quick portrait video produced for Rio.

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Greatest Race Trash Talk in Olympic History: France vs. USA

Trash talking of historical proportions began a few days before the finals of the men’s 4 by 100 meter freestyle relay in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.


Documentary: “Swimming the French Way” Just in Time for French Trials

On opening day of the 2016 French Elite Nationals and Olympic Selection meet, beIN Sports televised the Laurent Bouit documentary “Champions Factory: Swimming The French Way.” Click above to watch the teaser.

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SWIMBOT: Better On Technique when swimming!

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Success In Both 50 and 100 Free Much Rarer Than In The Past

Nathan Adrian struggles in the 100 free and success in the 50 free shows just how tough that double is


Shouts From The Stands: Brent Hayden The Canadian Underdog Legend

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…


Olympic Gold Medalist Camille Muffat Killed in Helicopter Crash in Argentina

Retired French swimmer Camille Muffat is reported to have died in a helicopter crash while filming a reality TV show…


The Top 8 Names Bowman and Phelps Should Name Their Next Horse

Based on Phelps’ heroics in Beijing, here are the top 8 names for Phelps and Bowman’s next pony.


Countdown to the Comeback: Top 10 Michael Phelps feats – #2

Though he wasn’t even in the pool for the race’s most exciting portion, Michael Phelps will always be remembered for his iconic and exuberant celebration of the Americans’ improbable comeback in the Beijing 400 free relay.


Jason Lezak & Seeds of Third Effort

Chuck Warner, the author and coach, is an old friend. Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the…


Magnussen’s 47.7 ties him for most sub-48 swims in history

The Australian has twelve swims under 48 seconds, tied with France’s Alain Bernard and one ahead of World Record-holder Cesar Cielo. More impressive is that all 12 of Magnussen’s swims have come in the post-bodysuit era.


Rise and Swim, Greatest Psych Up Video in Swimming

Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures


Jason Lezak Back in the Pool for Anchor Leg at U.S. Masters Swimming Nationals during Gold Medal Delivery

In addition to swimming the relay and the Gold Medal Delivery, Lezak will judge a special “Lezak Catchphrase/Internet Meme Contest,” taking place over the next three weeks through July 10, in which the winner with the best Lezak submission will win a $100 gift card, a USMS-branded baseball cap, a two-year USMS membership, and other goodies.

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Stories from the Pool, Jason Lezak, Part Two

Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures

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