Gold Medal

6 Ways to Think Like a Top-Flight Swimmer

Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian has it. Here are 6 ways that you can adopt the mindset of an elite swimmer.


Lessons From Legends: USA Swimming’s Enduring Roses

“In November of 1975, the hotel convention room in Santa Ana, California was packed with young swim coaches attending USC Coach Peter Daland’s Western States Coaches Clinic. They sat eagerly, waiting to learn from experienced coaches, several of whom were among the best in the world. The 1976 Olympic year was underway…”


All in – Haley Anderson talks about open water swimming

Haley Anderson is back at USC training with the post grads on the Trojan Swim Club

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Swimming Tips: Catch More Water, Earlier

Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) is a position that is a critical to fast swimming across the board. EVF is most often considered to be the “front end” of the stroke, or the start of the pull or catch. (Image courtesy of FINIS)


D & G Sell Out to the Talkies?

Speaking of bad ideas…video?

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Tis The Season…For Tough Stuff

“Winter break training can be used as a time to build confidence and courage, for those willing to tackle difficult challenges.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)


Anthony Ervin FINA World Cup Series Recap Photo Vault

Swim Photo Credit: Whitesmith Entertainment & AE

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Superstitions and beliefs – Olympic rituals

This is part two of my interview with Olympic Gold Medalist, Nelson Diebel. He shares how he had to change…

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Olympic Coach’s Perspective on the Games!

Jim Montrella, Assistant Olympic Coach in 1976 and a top coach in the USA for many years, shares his perspective…

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Stories of US National Team Members and interview with Julie Cooper

Hello All, The Olympic Trials are complete, and the 2012 Olympic Team is now getting ready to perform in London!…


Dave and Gary Change Gears, Offer Insight

David: Do you ever feel like we’re missing the big picture? Gary: With you, anything is possible. David: I just…


Anthony Ervin Says Hi to Gary…and Dave.

I mean, it’s Anthony Ervin. You should read this.


Dave and Gary’s Mother’s Day Special

Happy Mother’s Day to all! Gary’s wonderful mother classes up the column. Gary unclasses it right back.

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Gary Talks With USOC HOF Inductee Writing Partner

David: Could you please refer to me as “Writing Partner to Olympic Hall of Famer Gary Hall, Jr.”? I hate to be a stickler here, but it’s just a basic respect thing.


Dana Vollmer, Shooting for 100 Fly World Record

Dana Vollmer, winner of the 100 free & fly at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, has a goal time of 55 in the 100 fly this summer, re: she wants a world record!

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