6 months ago
Appleman Heading To Arizona As Head Dive Coach

Appleman Heading To Arizona As Head Dive Coach

The University of Arizona Swimming and Diving program and head coach Augie Busch have announced the addition of John Appleman to the UA coaching staff as Head Dive Coach. Appleman is a

6 months ago
3 Ways to Combat Chlorine Sensitivity

3 Ways to Combat Chlorine Sensitivity

Chlorine sensitivity and allergies are more common in competitive swimmers than you would think, so use these tips to combat irritating reactions!

6 months ago
Northwestern Continues To Fill Out Staff With Jake Tapp As New Assistant

Northwestern Continues To Fill Out Staff With Jake Tapp As New Assistant

Northwestern Director of Swimming and Diving Jeremy Kipp announced the addition of assistant coach Jake Tapp to the Wildcats’ staff. Tapp, a former Olympian and world-record holder, comes to ... See more

6 months ago
Synchro American Open Starts Tomorrow In California

Synchro American Open Starts Tomorrow In California

Some of the world’s top synchronized swimmers will take in the best of Southern California this week when they compete at the Synchro America Open, a leg of the prestigious

6 months ago
Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin Announces First Pregnancy - Swimming World News

Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin Announces First Pregnancy

Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin announces first pregnancy with husband Ethan Hall via social media.

6 months ago
Retired Italian Olympian Filippo Magnini Under Investigation for Doping - Swimming World News

Retired Italian Olympian Filippo Magnini Under Investigation for Doping

Retired Italian Olympian Filippo Magnini is currently under investigation for doping charges and could face an 8 year sanction.

6 months ago
Katie Ledecky Wins USOC Best of May Team USA Award - Swimming World News

Katie Ledecky Wins USOC Best of May Team USA Award

Standout performances during May earned ice hockey forward Patrick Kane (Buffalo, New York), swimmer Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland) and the U.S. men’s foil fencing team Best of May honors for

6 months ago
Missy Franklin To Go Head-to-Head with Katinka Hosszu, Taylor Ruck at Mare Nostrum - Swimming World News

Missy Franklin To Go Head-to-Head with Katinka Hosszu, Taylor Ruck at Mare Nostrum

The 2018 Mare Nostrum Series opens Saturday in Canet-en-Roussilon, France, and plenty of the sports’s biggest names are slated to compete in the international meet. The tour will give out

6 months ago
Cameron van der Burgh To Retire After 2020 Olympics - Swimming World News

Cameron van der Burgh To Retire After 2020 Olympics

Cameron van der Burgh is planning to retire following the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The South African swimming star, who just took a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke

6 months ago
Judge Who Sentenced Ex-Stanford Swimmer For Sexual Assault Recalled - Swimming World News

Judge Who Sentenced Ex-Stanford Swimmer For Sexual Assault Recalled

The judge who handled the sexual assault case of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has been recalled by California voters. Santa Clara Judge Aaron Persky was voted out on Tuesday.

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3 months ago
5 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM PAN PACS

"The competition was fierce, the times were swift, and Team USA gained valuable racing experience. Now, swimmers plot their next season and the next two years leading up to the Olympic Trials. It is ... See more

USA Swimming News Article

3 months ago

Hear from the President & CEO Tim Hinchey himself on the exciting things happening in our sport in a new podcast episode of Kick Set!

Listen 👉 www.usaswimming.org/kickset

3 months ago
24 TALENTED ATHLETES NAMED TO 2018 NATIONAL OPEN WATER SELECT CAMP ROSTER

Congrats to all the athletes attending National Open Water Select Camp! 🙌

USA Swimming News Article

3 months ago
GoSwim.tv

#WorkoutWednesday: "Adding a bit of resistance focuses the mind on just how much force you need to get your ultimate speed on every wall."

For more videos about developing great turns, click here - http://gosw.im/2vmwuZ7
To set up your free account to GoSwim and get new videos every day, click here - http://gosw.im/2wta1vb

If you want ... See more

3 months ago
Passing It Along, Katie Ledecky Works With Japense Students In “Go For Gold” Campaign

“I never thought I would make it to the Olympics. If some of these young kids can have that dream or be inspired in some small way, just to improve their strokes or work a little bit harder, then ... See more

When Katie Ledecky was a little girl and just starting to be interested in competitive swimming, she went to a major meet near her hometown of Bethesda, Maryland, and watched some elite swimmers.

3 months ago
MIKE'S MAILBAG WHEN NEW IS TERRIFYING

"Don’t let fear prevent you from experiencing “The New.”... The New can also be exciting, help you grow, and change your life in a positive way."

USA Swimming News Article

3 months ago

You CAN have your cake and eat it too. 😏🎉 #SwimToday

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3 months ago
Josh Prenot Blogs About His Time Exploring Tokyo And Competing At Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

Josh Prenot shares his insight on Tokyo and Pan Pacs 2018! 🇺🇸️

Josh Prenot is a swimmer who won silver in the 200-meter breaststroke at his first career Olympic race in 2016. Prenot competed for Cal from 2012-16, during which he was named Pac-12 Newcomer of the ... See more

3 months ago
Wilimovsky, Anderson Sweep Pan Pacs 10K Gold

What a way to wrap #PanPacs2018 - a golden day in the open water 10K!

USA Swimming News Article

3 months ago
Pan Pacific Championships 2018

Images taken at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan, August 9-12. (Getty Images)

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6 months ago
College Swimming Guide Quick Question Video: How to Navigate a College Fair

College Swimming Guide Quick Question Video: How to Navigate a College Fair

6 months ago
The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions - Prospect Park Books

The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions - Prospect Park Books

The Neurotic Parent shines a light on the insanity of modern college admissions with laugh-out-loud wit and incisive anthropological observations.

6 months ago
10 Life Lessons Every Age Group Coach Should Teach Their Swimmers

10 Life Lessons Every Age Group Coach Should Teach Their Swimmers

As I sat down to write this list, to in a sense document my coaching philosophy, I thought about one key thing: life is a choice. Everything we do in life is a choice from brushing our teeth in th…

6 months ago
How Involved Should Swim Parents Be in the College Recruiting Process?

How Involved Should Swim Parents Be in the College Recruiting Process?

Parents are often puzzled about how involved they should be in helping their swimmers through the college recruiting process. There is no…

6 months ago
How To Find The Right Fit To Swim In College

How To Find The Right Fit To Swim In College

After narrowing down the type of college you are interested in, the next step for a swimmer is to begin analyzing swim programs to figure out where you might fit in.

6 months ago
Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

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2 weeks ago
5 Swimming-Tinted Thanksgiving Debates that Don’t Involve the Economy

https://swimswam.com/5-swimming-tinted-thanksgiving-debates-that-dont-involve-the-economy/

Can’t stand one more conversation about the ACA or immigration policy? Give your table talk a nice douse of chlorine on Thursday with these 5 topical conversation starters.

2 weeks ago
Should Parents Talk About Performance?

https://swimswam.com/should-parents-talk-about-performance/

Our job as a mentor is to teach the many life lessons from swimming for the big picture of their lives, not a better streamline or faster turns—that’s the coach’s job.

2 weeks ago
Alex Massey: Thriving in and out of the Water

https://swimswam.com/alex-massey-thriving-in-and-out-of-the-water/

Tennessee’s Alex Massey works hard to achieve success in two opposing environments.

2 weeks ago
SwimSwam Deutsch

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Wo sind deine Gedanken während des Trainings? Worauf richtest du deine Aufmerksamkeit? Auf die schwarze Linie am Boden, den nächsten Lactat-Test? Wo sind deine Gedanken? Lässt du deine Gedanken ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Alles Gute für Yannick Lebherz

2 weeks ago
Holiday Gift – The 2018 Year In Review SwimSwam Magazine

Looking for a #holiday #gift for your #swimmer, swammer, or #swim coach? Get the 2018 Year In Review SwimSwam #Magazine here https://swimswam.com/magazine/

Looking for a holiday gift for your swimmer, swammer, swim-fan or coach? Get SwimSwam Magazine.

2 weeks ago
Kirill Prigoda

See the Krill Prigoda SwimSwam #Swim #Bio here.

Kirill Prigoda is a Russian breaststroker, World Championship medallist and Olympian. 2016 Rio Olympic Games In his Olympic debut, Prigoda finished 20th overall in the 100 meter breaststroke in 1:0…

2 weeks ago
Isabel Ivey to Graduate Early, Begin at Cal as Mid-Season Addition

https://swimswam.com/isabel-ivey-to-graduate-high-school-early-begin-at-cal-in-january-2019/

Isabel Ivey is moving to Berkeley on January 3, 2019 to join the Cal women’s swimming and diving team as a mid-season addition to the class of 2022.

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2 weeks ago

The holiday season is a time to magnify good, celebrate joy and reflect on those who have impacted our lives. We assemble to swim, but USMS embodies more than just laps in the pool. We walk away with ... See more

2 weeks ago
Tips for Helping Your Swimmers Fix Their Technique

Good habits 😇 vs. bad habits 😈 ...which one wins when it comes to your swimming?

Does it depend on how you feel in the water? Are you open to feedback from your coach? Or do you give him/her ... See more

No coach wants to be known as a nagging nuisance, so we might sometimes be tempted to keep our observations to ourselves. Indeed, some swimmers may not be interested in receiving feedback, and we do ... See more

3 weeks ago
Mark Vahradian is Making Waves in Hollywood

Masters swimmer Mark Vahradian takes you behind the scenes of being a major Hollywood producer ahead of his Paramount Pictures movie Bumblebee - It's en fuego 🔥🔥🔥

Who has this movie on ... See more

Mark Vahradian was well on his way toward a career as an attorney. After earning a degree in political science from Duke University, he was working his way through law school at the University of ... See more

3 weeks ago
Breathing Easy to the Side on Butterfly

Fly! Do you love it or hate it? It’s not an easy stroke to master. We’ve got some great tips to help. 😎

The strength and precise timing butterfly requires might make it the most difficult stroke to master, especially for Masters swimmers who are learning how to swim later in life. Masters swimmers have ... See more

1 month ago
Kick Your Kick into Shape

Transform your swimming with the kick 🤓
Happy Friday everyone!

When it’s time for a kick set, many of us grab a kickboard and get kicking—that’s usually my modus operandi anyway. But is kicking with kickboards the safest way for us to get our kicks in? ... See more

1 month ago
The Mighty Comeback of Matt Russell

Matt Russell’s magic mixture of grit, stamina, support, and talent made for a magnificent comeback. It’s an inspirational story about a USMS member that we hope you enjoy reading.

Matt Russell - ... See more

Most of us have had the experience of coming back to our sport after illness or injury— that bout of bronchitis that took too long to shake or a sore shoulder that required kicking-only practices ... See more

1 month ago
What Your Pull Buoy Can Teach You

Guess what!? Your pull buoy isn't just for freestyle. Whhhhaaaattttt! Yup, it's true, it can help your technique on all four strokes. BOOM 🔥 Have a great Tuesday.

Who doesn’t love a nice, long freestyle pull set? You don’t have to kick, and you can concentrate on your stroke. It’s almost meditative. But you should pay close attention because your pull ... See more

1 month ago

We want to extend a big thank you to all swimmers, coaches and clubs for their membership throughout 2018. USMS members are truly the best. We hope you had a great year of swimming, filled with lots ... See more

1 month ago
Watch Out for These Trouble Areas in Your Breaststroke and Butterfly

Thinking only of rhythm while forgetting to monitor propulsion? 😲 Read on!

Tell us below which stroke you like better - butterfly or breaststroke.

The double-arm recoveries of breaststroke and butterfly produce built-in gaps in arm propulsion, and the breaststroke kick features a nonpropulsive recovery phase. Our challenge is to ensure that ... See more

1 month ago
The Right and Wrong Time to Have High Elbows on Freestyle

Time to protect our shoulders. We swim freestyle so much that sometimes we don’t really stop to engage with it anymore. 🤔 Time to make a more conscious effort and to apply these tips next time ... See more

The term “high elbow” has been used over and over again by coaches, but they’ve sometimes focused on the wrong time swimmers should have high elbows. I’ve been guilty of this. It’s time to ... See more

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2 weeks ago
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"Improving ankle mobility in freestyle, backstroke, and the butterfly is often vexing for both swimmers and coaches. Some swimmers appear naturally blessed with mobile ankles. Others work madly to ... See more

2 weeks ago
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"The chronic low back is believed to impair swimming by pain and reflex inhibition where pain leads to atrophy of the low back muscles. This atrophy is thought to cause loss of muscle strength." ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Squat depth is regarded to be a highly debated topic not just in the strength and conditioning realm but the swimming realm in regards to dryland. Swim fans what are your thoughts when it comes to ... See more

2 weeks ago
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"This study suggests the delayed muscle soreness is due to increased cortical areas in the brain, not physiological adaptations in the muscle. However, this physiological release could cause the ... See more

2 weeks ago
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"Every coach knows swimmers whom never become adequate kickers despite countless yards and frustrations while being lapped in practice by an all-star 12-year old girl with a huge magnum, ... See more

3 weeks ago
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It is often argued that there are many ways to race breaststroke! Swim fans, what are some important cues you look for in coaching breaststroke. Comment below and share your thoughts!
#Swimming ... See more

3 weeks ago
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"However, there is a debate if a larger paddle exerts more force on the surrounding water, leading to less efficient swimming." https://buff.ly/2OvHVbJ
#Swimming #Biomechanics #Physics

3 weeks ago
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"The training group increased trunk extension peak torque/body weight and total work output, while the control group decreased in these parameters across the weeks." https://buff.ly/2ogT6sH
#Swimming ... See more

3 weeks ago
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"It pains me to think that, in our sport, we are sometimes impudent or critical and ignore or fail to harness the talent that surrounds us." https://buff.ly/2JIJGCC
#Positivethinking #Swimming ... See more

3 weeks ago
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A while back ago we had an article covering backpacks and their relationship to shoulder pain. This study looks into the relationship with low back pain! Let us know your thoughts! ... See more

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5 months ago
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Places we'd love to swim - Gardner Bay, Hood Island, Galapagos Islands.

Snorkel the turquoise water and when you tire out, hang out with the seals basking in the sun on the beautiful white sand ... See more

5 months ago

Hawaii Swim Camp 2019!

Join Brenton Ford and former New Zealand Olympic swimmer and coach Gary Hurringin in Hawaii to spend 5 days improving your swimming. This 5-day technique intensive camp will ... See more

5 months ago
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Train in manual, race in automatic.

Swimming can be compared to driving a car. In today’s podcast, we share with you about going from manual mode to automatic. When training, we like our swimmers ... See more

5 months ago
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Swimming Tip: With breathing, focus on keeping your head down with the chin tucked into your neck. When it’s time to breathe, take a breath of air to the same side as the arm that is out of the ... See more

6 months ago
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You've seen our technique videos online... Now take the next step and see Brenton Ford personally coach you to swim faster!

Our membership will provide you with the proven formula used by 2,000+ ... See more

6 months ago

Why you SHOULD swim with a pull buoy.

“I love my pull buoy”

I’ve heard many times before. Sometimes as an admission of guilt, other times a proud statement of fact. It doesn’t matter if you ... See more

6 months ago
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Just keep swimming.

6 months ago
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Places we'd love to swim - Cala Domestica, Sardinia, Italy.

The cliffs and pure water make for a great snorkelling location! Who would you go here with? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

6 months ago

In this video, we will show you the super common mistake swimmers make in freestyle that slows them down.

We will show you how to fix your legs for faster swimming.

6 months ago
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In this week’s podcast, we discuss everything related to coaching, swimming and fasting.

Our guest for this episode is Bevan McKinnon, an Ironman University certified coach, accredited by ... See more