5 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

5 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!

5 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

5 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

5 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.

5 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.

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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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5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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.

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
#ThankYouCoach: Maddie Homovich

"Coaches are leaders"

What do your coaches mean to you? #ThankYouCoach

5 months ago

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

5 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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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


5 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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1 day 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

1 day 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!

2 days 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

2 days 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

3 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

4 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