5 months ago
Katie Ledecky Glows on Swimming World's June 2018 Cover - Swimming World News

Katie Ledecky Glows on Swimming World's June 2018 Cover

Katie Ledecky glows on Swimming World Magazine's June 2018 cover. The June issue features a full story on Ledecky and her decision to turn pro.

5 months ago

Which do you prefer: long course or short course competition?

5 months ago
Georgetown Adds Two More To Coaching Staff

Georgetown Adds Two More To Coaching Staff

Georgetown University Swimming & Diving Head Coach Jack Leavitt has announced the addition of Drew Peterson and Marc VanDyken to the coaching staff. Peterson will serve as the assistant swimming ... See more

5 months ago
Nick Stone Selected To Lead Albion College Swimming & Diving

Nick Stone Selected To Lead Albion College Swimming & Diving

Nick Stone, who mentored the first All-America swimmer in 40 years at Buffalo State College and previously served as the interim head coach for the powerful program at Williams College,

5 months ago
Michael Brinegar, Hannah Moore Lead USA Open Water Pan Pac Qualifiers in France - Swimming World News

Michael Brinegar, Hannah Moore Lead USA Open Water Pan Pac Qualifiers in France

With top finishes at Thursday’s French Open Water Swimming Championships, Michael Brinegar , Taylor Abbott , Hannah Moore and Chase Travis claimed spots on USA Swimming’s roster this summer’s ... See more

5 months ago
[PSYCH SHEET] Caeleb Dressel Among Highlights of 2018 Mel Zajac Jr. International - Swimming World News

[PSYCH SHEET] Caeleb Dressel Among Highlights of 2018 Mel Zajac Jr. International

Caeleb Dressel is among the many athletes highlighting the 2018 Mel Zajac Jr. International swim meet being held in Vancouver, Canada from June 1-3.

5 months ago
Which Breaststroke Style Works Best for You? - Swimming World News

Which Breaststroke Style Works Best for You?

Over the past few years, the swimming world has seen breaststroke technique continually evolve. This begs to question which breaststroke style is best.

5 months ago
The Pursuit of Emerson Sullivan, Top Water Polo Prospect - Swimming World News

The Pursuit of Emerson Sullivan, Top Water Polo Prospect

By Michael Randazzo, Swimming World Contributor In a twist on the time-honored sports adage that to be the best you’ve got to play the best, Ted Bresnahan, long-time head coach

5 months ago
USA Women's Water Polo Advances to Semi-Final Round at FINA World League Super Final - Swimming World News

USA Women's Water Polo Advances to Semi-Final Round at FINA World League Super Final

The USA Women’s National Team will play for a medal once more at the FINA World League Super Final after advancing to the semifinal round with a 12-1 win over

5 months ago
Are Qualifying Time Standards Necessary for International Meets? - Swimming World News

Are Qualifying Time Standards Necessary for International Meets?

Almost every major swimming event has qualifying time standards in order to compete. But are these time standards necessary for international competition?

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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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5 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

5 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.

5 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…

5 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…

5 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.

5 months ago
Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

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5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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?

5 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?

5 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?

5 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.

5 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


4 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.

5 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?

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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.

5 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. 

5 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.

5 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.

5 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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14 hours ago
Effects of Barbell Deadlift Training on Submaximal Motor Unit Recruitment

"A study by Stock, Brennan, & Thompson in 2014 looked into the submaximal motor unit recruitment rates in two quadriceps muscles called the Vastus Lateralis and Rectus Femoris after Barbell Deadlift ... See more

Background on the Barbell Deadlift Dryland Training has become a quintessential aspect of swimming. Not only does dryland provide the opportunity for athletes to become stronger but it also provides ... See more

19 hours ago
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#Supplements and #swimming #performance do you know the research of the effective supplements? Is there anything missing on this list?

1 day ago
The Definitive Defense of Why Swimmers Should Never Use a Kickboard for Training

Swim fans! What are your thoughts? Is kicking with a board still necessary? Let us know in the comments below!
#Swimming #Kicking #Training

Kick endlessly on your board hoping to become a better swimmer? Unfortunately, you're being inefficient and wasting your time! Find out why!

1 day ago
How Repeated Stretches Affect Muscle Viscoelasticity

"Viscoelasticity is the ability to return of a material to return to a position after an extended force application. Dynamic tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) possess viscoelastic structures." ... See more

Viscoelasticity is the ability to return of a material to return to a position after an extended force application. Dynamic tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) possess viscoelastic structures. The ... See more

1 day ago
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Taper is a mythical phase in the #swimming community. It is considered the blend of art and science, but do either of these take a bigger role? Do #swimcoaches over complicate #taper? Give us your ... See more

2 days ago
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"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality"-Malala Yousafzai
#MalalaYousafzai #Swimming #Motivation

2 days ago
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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." - Robin Williams
#Motivation #RobinWilliams

3 days ago
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"The purpose of this study was to test if load volume influenced hypertrophy and if p70S6- kinase was a precursor for hypertrophy postexercise." https://buff.ly/2xZ4H49
#Swimming #ResistanceExercise ... See more

3 days ago
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"Body position is deemed an important variable for swimming success. However, body position is typically regarded as a static position in freestyle, despite noticeable undulation during the swims of ... See more

4 days ago
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"Muscle force is hard to measure, therefore motion analysis techniques combined with the equations to solve for the net joint moment (NJM) acting on a segment are used to determine the mechanical ... 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
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Just keep swimming.

5 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? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

5 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.

5 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