Chris DeSantis

DeSantis: SafeSport Needs ‘Absolute Transparency’

In the interest of Safe Sport, USA Swimming should adopt a system of transparency that includes publication of the ‘flagged’ list, the release of all complaints filed to USA Swimming, the publication of all internal communication related to the Safe Sport program and the end of all confidentiality agreements, says swim coach, blogger and outspoken critic of USA Swimming Chris DeSantis.


Common Start Flaws and How To Fix Them: Jumping Out

This is second part of a series devoted to common technique problems swimmers face in the start, and what to…

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Yoga for Swimmers: Three Poses to Improve Your Posture

Developing great posture is one of the most important aspects of both technical efficiency and injury prevention in swimming…

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DeSantis: How I Killed Morning Practice – Then Resurrected It

Swimming is morning practice. The conventional wisdom is that at a certain point, you get as much as you can…


DeSantis: The Departure of Shannon Rollason and a Steaming Pile of Egalitarianism

Coming off a dominant performance in Berlin, Denmark emerged as legitimate gold medal threats in any worldwide 400 medley relay. When will we say that again?


Denmark Announces 15 For European Championships; Nielsen Should Earn a Bid Too

Denmark’s Rikke Moeller-Pedersen will lead a team of 15 (probably 16) to the 2014 European Championships.

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A View From the Inside: Desantis Thinks After Danish Short Course Nationals

There is lots of attention in Europe focused on Denmark right now. Chris DeSantis looks at how they’re handling it.


Georgia Tech Hires Former World Champ Silver Medalist Qun Yu & UNC’s Stefanski

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will hire an assistant away from their conference rivals at UNC, and also promoted a volunteer to a full-time roll. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Simon Winther Resigns at Top Danish Club; Spanish Coach Rovira Replacement

Simon Winther has resigned as the head coach of the SIGMA Swim Club in Denmark, and will be replaced by…

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Just the Beginning: Why This Year’s Amazing Performances Will Soon Be Average

Chris DeSantis looks into swimming’s crystal ball to see how this past weekend’s performances might stack up in a few years. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning/


Open Turn: Should the Cal Women be Worried?

Chris and Garrett discuss the records dropping at NCSA Juniors and look forward to Women’s NCAAs. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,


Coaching for Dummies: Qualifying a Swimmer for the NCAA Championship

This is what someone looks like when they drop .6 in their 100 fly in what was quite possibly the last race of their collegiate career and go a time that is fast enough to qualify for NCAAs. (Photo Courtesy © Elliott Brockelbank)


Open Turn: College Conference Weekend, Round 2

Chris and Garrett discuss the start of ACCs, Big 12s, Pac 12s, and Big 10s on this week’s edition of Open Turn. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning,


Open Turn: SEC Breakdown

Megan Romano might be the best relay swimmer in the country and she has her Lady Bulldogs en route to their 10th SEC title. (Swim Pic Courtesy © Tim Binning,


Georgia Wins The Harlem Shake. Like, Really. Here Are All The New Ones

The Tennessee Volunteer men couldn’t pull off their second upset of the Georgia Bulldogs this season. UGA is undeniably the…