7 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

7 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!

7 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

7 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

7 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.

7 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.

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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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7 months ago
12 REASONS TO THANK SWIM COACHES

"Like teachers, coaches just don’t get enough accolades in this world. They don’t do the job for the thanks, but giving a nice, simple, “Thanks, Coach,” can make it all worthwhile." ... See more

USA Swimming News Article

7 months ago
Bay Area Olympians Highlight 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara

Don’t miss the best of the Bay (and much more) next week in Santa Clara, June 7-10!

#TYRProSeries tickets on sale NOW: goo.gl/KQvDaU

USA Swimming News Article

7 months ago

Listen to Olympian Allison Schmitt share her swimming journey from pursuing her Olympic dreams to battling depression on this month's #KickSet Podcast 👉 www.usaswimming.org/kickset

7 months ago
GoSwim.tv

#WorkoutWednesday: Use this drill to initiate a strong freestyle catch. 👇

Watch more Joao de Lucca freestyle videos here - http://gosw.im/1Ue6BRB

Why do it:
Don't miss the beginning of the catch, and this drill will help you focus on the initial step.

How to do it:
1 - ... See more

7 months ago
Mental Health Awareness: Stacy Michael-Miller

"Mental health is important"

USA Swimming's National Athlete Service Director Stacy Michael-Miller talks about the importance of laying a strong mental health foundation to tackle future challenges.

7 months ago
Pac Pacs 10K Spots on the Line Thursday at French Nationals

Who will join USA Swimming’s 10K roster for #PanPacs18? Find out Thursday!

USA Swimming News Article

7 months ago
Try Swimming with Flex Swim Membership

Multi-sport play can lead to better performance, less burnout, less social isolation, and, most importantly more lifelong enjoyment in sport! #SwimToday

Embrace the multi-sport benfits and try ... See more

7 months ago
#ThankYouCoach: Maddie Homovich

"Coaches are leaders"

What do your coaches mean to you? #ThankYouCoach

7 months ago

#MondayMotivation: “It’s what you do with the rough patches that will define the athlete that you’ll become.” – Olympian Dana Vollmer

8 months ago
NATHAN ADRIAN CONTINUES TO TRAIN WITH EYES ON FOURTH OLYMPIC GAMES

“It’s about figuring out ways to be faster. The fun part about swimming is that nobody has figured it out 100 percent quite yet." - Nathan Adrian

USA Swimming News Article

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7 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

7 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.

7 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…

8 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…

8 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.

8 months ago
Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

Iona Swimming Training Trip 2018

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2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago
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Alles Gute für Yannick Lebherz

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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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7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 months ago
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Just keep swimming.

7 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? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

7 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.

7 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