3 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

3 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!

3 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

3 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

3 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.

3 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.

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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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1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

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1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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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3 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

3 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.

3 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…

3 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…

3 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.

3 months ago
Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

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3 months ago
Ball State Coach Kristy Patterson Won’t Return Next Season

https://swimswam.com/ball-state-coach-kristy-patterson-wont-return-next-season/

Ball State now has vacancies for head coach for both their men’s and women’s swim teams.

3 months ago
908 New Swim Jobs You Might Love

https://swimswam.com/908-new-swim-jobs-might-love/

Want a job in swimming? We have over 1596 Swim Jobs listed.

3 months ago
Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam 2020 US Olympians Draft

https://swimswam.com/predicting-tokyo-swimswam-2020-us-olympians-draft/

Welcome to the first ever SwimSwam mid cycle US Olympic draft. 8 SwimSwam contributors will attempt to defeat each other by drafting the best possible 2020 Olympic rosters.

3 months ago
Practice + Pancakes: Texas Men, Dean Farris Tackle Fast Friday (Video)

https://swimswam.com/practice-pancakes-texas-men-dean-farris-tackle-fast-friday-video/

It’s the heart of long course season. Teams are training hard and loading up on their swimmers. What better time to go and see what the 4-time reigning NCAA champs are up to?

3 months ago
Are Parents Adding to Performance Pressure?

https://swimswam.com/are-parents-adding-to-performance-pressure/

I believe our children experience more pressure to perform in their sports and academics today than we did. What can we do to help our children with performance pressure?

3 months ago
5 Reasons Why Our Kids Like to Swim

https://swimswam.com/5-reasons-why-our-kids-like-to-swim/

Why do our kids swim? What keeps them motivated to return to the pool day after day?

3 months ago
FINIS Set of the Week: Attention to the Breath

FINIS Swimming Set of the Week - Attention to Breath

The interval is slow for this set (about 20-30 sec. rest) seeing that you’ll be working harder on the sprints with limited air.

3 months ago
Argentine Julia Sebastian Breaks Own South American 200 BR Record

https://swimswam.com/argentine-julia-sebastian-breaks-own-south-american-200-br-record/

2018 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR, BARCELONA June 13th-14th Barcelona, Spain Club Natacío Sant Andreu LCM Meet Central Schedule Entry List Live Results Day 1 Finals Recap Argentine Olympian Julia Sebastian ... See more


3 months ago
Four Alternative Accessories You Should Have

Think outside the gear bag with these things important to your swimming.

https://www.usms.org/fitness-and-training/articles-and-videos/articles/four-alternative-accessories-you-should-have

Here are four ideas for swimming accessories you may want to consider.

3 months ago
How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits

Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances in sports. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?

Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances in sports. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?

3 months ago
Three Yoga Poses for Better Posture

Proper posture can help you swim faster and experience less pain.

Swimmers and computer users often have hunched shoulders and upper backs, a protraction of the shoulder girdle that impairs proper movement and function of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around ... See more

3 months ago
There's even more evidence that 2 forms of exercise are the best way to keep your brain young

"Exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have..."

When it comes to keeping the brain young and staving off the effects of aging, two types of workouts appear to be the best. A new review of nearly 100 well-designed studies found positive cognitive ... See more

3 months ago
Four Ways to Fend Off Foot Cramps

Here are some tricks to avoiding those painful set-killers.

Foot and calf cramps have a knack for striking swimmers mid-pool, leaving them gripping their legs and feet and grimacing in pain. Given the chance, a cramp will turn a beautiful sprint set into mush ... See more

3 months ago
World's best swimming cities

Do you agree? 🤔

These are the world's best cities for swimming -- from the enticing waters of Sydney to surprise places such as Zurich.

3 months ago
Three Ways to Become a Better Coach

Nashville Aquatic Club Masters’ Jeff Ockerman shares three tips he’s learned in coaching.

I'm a relative newcomer as a coach, but here are three things I've learned coaching with the Nashville Aquatic Club Masters program. 

3 months ago
Garbage patch and sharks are obstacles for trans-Pacific swimmer

"A 51-year-old French-born adventurer began an attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday..." 😲

Ben Lecomte, born in France and now living in Texas, has begun a swim estimated at 5,500 miles. He hopes to bring attention to pollution from plastics.

3 months ago
Adult Swam: The Joy of Finally Learning How to Swim

"...learning to perform a discrete, measurable task as an adult that you could not do a half-hour earlier elicits a sense of euphoria..."

If you want to learn, you can find an instructor near you ... See more

For years, the thought of swimming in front of other people filled me with dread. This year, I decided to finally do something about it.

3 months ago
Try Masters Swimming Week

Between Fri., June 1, and Sun., June 10, we're encouraging USMS members to bring their family, friends, and co-workers to practice so that everyone can experience the greatest workout of them all!

Try Masters Swimming Week is an initiative to introduce the many benefits of swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming membership to people who want to learn to swim, swim for fitness, or compete in ... See more

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3 days ago
Low Intensity Exercise under Hypoxia: Hormonal Effects

"Training in systemic hypoxic conditions is also suggested to improve growth hormone (GH) release. However, the effects of systemic hypoxic conditions have yet to be ... See more

Blood flow resistance training has been suggested to improve muscle strength and size at lower loads due to similar hormonal releases compared to resistance training. This acute hypoxia has stemmed ... See more

3 days ago
Finger and Toe Spreading Efficiency

"Literature suggests a slight spread of the fingers maximizes propulsion. Moreover, the amount of spread is proportional to the speed of the moving object." https://buff.ly/2OvHVbJ
#Swimming ... See more

The position of the fingers and toes is seldom discussed on pool decks. Literature suggests a slight spread of the fingers maximizes propulsion. Moreover, the amount of spread is proportional to the ... See more

4 days ago
Timeline Photos

"It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." —Rocky Balboa

#Rocky #Motivation #GetBackUp #StayStrong

4 days ago
Low Back Stabilization Prediction Rule

"When at least 3 of these 4 variables are present, the probability of a successful treatment is 67%." How does this prediction rule help with people with low back pain? ... See more

Clinical prediction rules (CPR) are meant to identify patients who would benefit from certain rehabilitation protocols. This study looked at the current CPR for identifying patients most likely to ... See more

4 days ago
Friday Interview: Jernej Kapus Discusses Breathing

Have you checked out our recent interview with Jernej Kapus? If you haven't come check it out! Here he discusses the importance of breathing! https://buff.ly/2wJ5x4i
#Swimming #Training #Breathing

1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). I am coming from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’m an Assistant Professor at the ... See more

5 days ago
Timeline Photos

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – Eleanor Roosevelt
#Motivation #EleanorRoosevelt #Defineyourownsuccess #Swimming

5 days ago
Swimming Pre-Workout Nutrition - Swimming Science Pre-Workout Nutrition

Are you taking care of your pre-workout nutrition needs? Here is the link for you! https://buff.ly/2OkRQAK
#Nutrition #Swimming #Training #SportsNutrition

What, When and Why Sports nutrition is a complex and hotly debated subject. Unlike resistance training and stretching, everyone eats, making a proper diet mandatory for success. At every Olympics the ... See more

5 days ago
Stretching Effects on Contralateral Muscle Strength

"Every athlete performs stretching. Unfortunately, little is unknown about this common practice. Recently, it has been suggested static stretching directly before sprint impairs speed and force ... See more

Every athlete performs stretching. Unfortunately, little is unknown about this common practice. Recently, it has been suggested static stretching directly before sprint impairs speed and force ... See more

6 days ago
Timeline Photos

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." – Oscar Wilde
#Motivation #Lookatthestars #Swimming

6 days ago
Varied Warm-ups and Leg Press Performance

"The precise warm-ups for dry-land and swimming are unclear areas. Finding the balance between warming up the muscles, yet avoiding fatigue is a fine line, which often requires individualization." ... See more

The precise warm-ups for dry-land and swimming are unclear areas. Finding the balance between warming up the muscles, yet avoiding fatigue is a fine line, which often requires individualization. ... See more

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3 months ago
Timeline Photos

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

3 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

3 months ago
Timeline Photos

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

3 months ago
Timeline Photos

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

3 months ago
Timeline Photos

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

3 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

3 months ago
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Just keep swimming.

3 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? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

3 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.

3 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