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Epic Showdown: Kitajima vs. Hansen 2004 Olympic Games

The rivalry between Kosuke Kitajima and Brendan Hansen is one of the most well-known in swimming, and it came to a head at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

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How to Speed Up Your Kick from Hip to Knee to Ankle

The amount of propulsion generated by the kick is arguably the most important difference among fast and not-so-fast swimmers.

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VIDEO: Bob Bowman Talks to 2016 FINA Convention

FINA hosted its 4th World Aquatics Convention in Windsor, Canada with famed coach Bob Bowman – who coached Michael Phelps his entire career – among the big-name coaches speaking to the assembly.

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2 Sneaky Ways to Get More Dolphin Kicks in at Practice

There is no getting around it: if you want to become a more prolific dolphin kicker, you need to be doing more dolphin kicking in practice. Here’s how.

Try This Vertical Kicking Set That Will Leave Your Legs Shaking

Level up your kick with this gongshow of a vertical kick workout that will leave your legs quivering, your kick much-improved, and hungrier than a Hungry-Hungry hippo.

Here’s a Set That Will Help You Level Up Your IM & Stroke Events

Build some serious closing speed with this IM/stroke set from the Badger Aquatics Club. Drew Walden, Head Coach and CEO…

Breeja Larson loves training with Garrett McCaffrey in Phoenix (Video)

After taking 2nd in the 100 Breast at ATT Nats tonight, Breeja Larson discusses moving home to Tempe and training with Phoenix Swim Club under the tutelage of Swimswam’s own Garrett McCaffrey.

Swim Parents: Your Stress & Expectations Are Contagious

Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete.

Larkin May Be Leaning Towards Commercial, Home Of Campbell Sisters

On his coaching tour, 2016 Olympic silver medalist Mitch Larkin of Australia may have found a ‘swimming family’ under Simon Cusack at Commercial Swimming Club.

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Cal Coach Dave Durden Breaks Down Short Course Training

Dave Durden, head coach of the Cal Golden Bears and an Arena Elite Team Ambassador, breaks down short course training….

Lower Minimums On Custom Swim Towels Until January

Custom Woven Towels is the leading source for custom swim towels.

Why Your Coach Makes You Train Your “Off” Strokes

We all have the things we excel at—and things we don’t—in the water. Strokes included. Here is why coach is…

The Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Swimming Faster

Elite swimmers like Matt Grevers know the value of working hard in practice. Here are 3 little lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from training to your potential.

The Benefits of Meal Prepping for Swimmers

Swimmers are world-renown for their appetite. Even though Michael Phelps and his 12k calorie diet was a bit of a…

How to Get Recruited for College Swimming

Considering taking your talents to the collegiate level? Here is a quick guide on how to get recruited for collegiate swimming.

5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep the Night Before Your Big Race

It’s the night before the big race and you find yourself staring wide eyed at the back of your eyelids. Here are 5 tips for relaxing and getting a good night’s rest.

How To Improve Freestyle Kicking – Video

The speed of the freestyle kick is the baseline speed for your freestyle. The higher the baseline speed (kick speed), the faster you will swim, after adding your pulling motion and body rotation.

Why Do We Get Less Optimistic The Closer the Big Race Gets?

It’s a familiar situation; with weeks or days remaining until the big meet a swimmer will develop a seemingly random crisis in confidence. Here is why this happens.

9 Reasons to Be Thankful for the Sport of Swimming

We have lots to be thankful for as competitive swimmers. Here are just nine of them.