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“If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do.”

SwimSwam Podcast: Erik Posegay on Coaching Phelps, Dwyer, Agnel Under One Roof

Posegay was Bob Bowman’s assistant coach at North Baltimore, which included working with the likes of Michael Phelps, Yannick Agnel, Conor Dwyer, and more


Caeleb Dressel Stroke Dissect: 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay, 2016 Rio Olympics

Caeleb Dressel returns to his stroke dissect series, this time analyzing his 100 LCM freestyle lead-off leg from the 2016 Rio Olympics.


SwimSwam Podcast: Tom Malchow on Medaling at His First Olympics

Malchow shares his experiences on international stages, including dealing with the pressure of his very first Olympic Games.


17-Year-Old Bulgarian Josif Miladinov Stuns With 51.55 100 Fly Record

Remember the name of Josif Miladinov, the 17-year-old Bulgarian flyer who is already faster than Ian Crocker, Luca Urlando and more.


“He’s Done It!”: Relive Jason Lezak’s Epic Anchor Leg 12 Years Later

On August 11, 2008, Lezak defied the odds to produce the fastest 100 freestyle split of all-time to run down France and win gold in the men’s 400 free relay.


Epic Swims: Phelps and Lochte Battle it out in the 200 IM, Shanghai 2011

It was a close race between Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the 200 IM at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai.


Epic Swims: Schooling Wins Gold in 100 Fly, Three-Way Tie for Silver in Rio

Joseph Schooling became Singapore’s first Olympic medalist in swimming when he won the 100 fly at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.


How to Get The 2020-2021 College Preview SwimSwam Magazine

Cal star Reece Whitley graces the cover of SwimSwam Magazine’s 2020-21 College Preview issue. Inside we rank the top-50 NCAA swimmers and the top-20 teams.

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The Olympics That Would Have Been: Manuel’s 100 Free Magic Highlights Day 6

Simone Manuel, Cate Campbell and Sarah Sjostrom had yet another showdown in the women’s 100 freestyle on Day 6 of the parallel universe 2020 Games.


Michael Phelps Shines Spotlight On Mental Health, Documentary On Today Show

American Olympic icon Michael Phelps was a special guest on NBC News’ TODAY, shining a light on his new documentary entitled The Weight of Gold.

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Review: ‘The Weight of Gold’ Shows Darkness Can Come With Greatness

‘The Weight of Gold’, a documentary chronicling the mental heath struggles of Olympians narrated by Michael Phelps, debuts Wednesday on HBO


Exclusive: How Katsumi Nakamura Is Changing Japanese Sprinting Stereotypes

“Japanese swimmers are beginning to realize that if they make a true effort to improve, we all can overcome this stereotype,” says Katsumi Nakamura.


The Olympics That Would Have Been: Milak Soars, Hosszu Defends On Day 4

Kristof Milak and Katinka Hosszu both continued to show their dominance in the men’s 200 fly and women’s 200 IM, respectively, on Day 4 in Tokyo.


Dolfin Swim of the Week: Hubert Kos Goes 4:15 In 400m IM On 5-Second Drop

Hungarian 17-year-old Hubert Kos is the latest junior swimmer to hit massive time drops as the sport begins to return from a coronavirus stoppage.


The Olympics That Would Have Been: Mega-Stars Shine On Day 2

Some of the sport’s biggest stars —Katie Ledecky, Adam Peaty, Sarah Sjostrom and Caeleb Dressel, show up in a big way on day two in Tokyo.