A great backstroke start is a thing of beauty. I liken it to a dolphin leaping out of the water or David Boudia scoring a perfect 10 off of the 10-meter tower. You see no splash and hear no splash.
Chase Kalisz threw down one of the fastest in-season 200 IMs ever for a USA swimmer, and is looking increasingly like a candidate to represent the USA in that event in Budapest this summer.
2012 Olympic champ Tyler Clary will join the coaching staff at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, he announced on his Twitter page this week.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) publishes a list of all athletes drug tested in each quarter of each year. The numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016 have been published, with multi-time Olympians Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte each leading the way with three tests.
USA Swimming swimming has released the 2016-17 U.S. National Team roster of 53 men and 53 women, headlined by individual Rio Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky, Ryan Murphy, Simone Manuel, and Lilly King.
Former University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving coach Jon Urbanchek will be inducted into the Athletic Department’s Hall of Honor at a private ceremony on September 30th…
SwimMAC Carolina at the 2016 USA Swimming Futures Championships, Atlanta, GA.
Here’s a little more info about the birthday boy and the Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT Swim Clinic.
If you’ve recently started swimming, or have been participating in this powerful sport for years, there’s a chance that you may need a refresher on just what to eat to stay in top form.
Heading into Rio, the USA streak was under fire, and it looked like the tradition of USA gold in the men’s Olympic backstroke races could have been coming to an end. That was until tonight, When Team USA’s up and comer Ryan Murphy completed his sweep of the backstroke races, winning the race in 1:53.62.
Part of a total performance swimming plan is recovery and the cool down exercises that you do after working out. Let’s focus on a few reasons why this step is critical to maintaining optimal performance.
With all of the fad diets, training tips and random suggestions from gym salespeople, it’s hard to know what nutrition tips work best for swimmers. Here are a few that will keep you in top shape for your next meet.
When it comes to nutrition for competitive swimmers, we often hear about protein and carbs. But what about all of the other nutrients, like iron, that swimmers need to compete as a top athlete?
Race day is no different from the rest of the season, but there’re some foods to avoid on race day that you might otherwise be able to enjoy now and then
To get excited for Rio, dive into the SwimSwam archives and revisit the London 2012 Olympics.