college swimming

Swim Fans, LemonAid welcomes your collective voice

The collective voice of the fans has a purpose. It’s loud, but it’s experienced, and surprisingly good at helping the next generation of athletes filter out the vested interests whispering in their ears.

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College Recruiting – Streamlined

LemonAid is a college recruiting app for iOS and Android co-founded by Eric Knight and the coach who helped him earn an American record, Nate Boyle, himself a former coach to both age groupers and Olympic athletes.


College Swimming Preview 12/2/2015-12/6/2015

After the Thanksgiving hiatus, college swimming is back in gear. The Invite portion of the season kicks off Wednesday with…


15 Reasons to be Thankful for Swimming

#4 is the Swimmer Appetite, #5 is College Swimming and #11 is Nathan Adrian! We stopped at 15, but we could’ve gone on forever. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?


College Meet Preview 10/8/15-10/10/15

Be sure to stay tuned in for recaps and highlights from the meets throughout the weekend. Below is a list of some of the D1 meets we’re looking forward to seeing. If we’re missing anything, please leave it in the comments and we’ll get it added to the list.


Colleges Kick off 2015-2016 Season with Intrasquad and Alumni Meets

The 2015-2016 season continues to kick off as teams dive into the competition water this weekend


Norwegian Nils Lervik Commits to Arizona State

They have assembled an incredible coaching staff…I truly believe it is the best training environment in the world

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It is time for a Women’s Olympic 1500 meter Freestyle

Katie Ledecky’s 15:25.48 in the 1500m free would be ranked 90th in the world for men…right now.


How to stay motivated for college swimming in the summer

Let’s face it- it’s almost the middle summer and if you’re like me you’ve hit a low point in your…

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The “5 Tool” Recruit: Keys to a Successful College Recruiting Experience

Every recruit’s goal should be to make the best impression on the coach and prospective team as possible. The top five “tools” a recruit can have are as follows:


Secrets of College Recruiting: Why Race Video Matters

You don’t have to win or even go a best time or have perfect strokes, starts or turns, but you do have to RACE. Coaches want to see you race.

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Over 1000 College Swimming Commits in 2015, see the list here

Between the more-than-850 commit stories we have written and press releases sent to us by colleges, SwimSwam has compiled a list of over 1000 members of the high school class of 2015. See where they come from and where we will find them next year.


53-Second Butterflier Anna Quinn Transferring from UCLA to Duke

Anna Quinn (file photo dated: December 14th, 2013) will give the Duke Blue Devils another sub-54 second butterflier in 2015.

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Records, Stereotypes Fall in LGBTQ Movement

Proud to Play: Where the Gay and Athletic Communities Intersect by Oliver Goodman | [email protected] “Stereotypes are like records,” Jack…


A Reality Check on Grades…Are You Affordable?

“College coaches will look at your times first to see if you can help them and then immediately look at your grades…”