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IOC “Women in Sport” Awards Honored Former Swimmers

As part of the ongoing 127th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a “Women and Sport” award ceremony was held to honor achievements related to “developing, encouraging, and strengthening” the participation of women and girls in all facets of sports.  Of the 39 candidates submitted by their respective National Olympic Committee, International Federation, or […]

Women’s Relay Sets American Record

Natalie Coughlin, Abbey Weitzeil, Madison Kennedy and Shannon Vreeland at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) schedule By Jeff Grace/Courtesy of Women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay–Click here to watch the race!  The American team, consisting of Natalie Coughlin, Abbey Weitzeil, Madison Kennedy and Shannon Vreeland, […]

Michael Phelps Arrested For Drunk Driving

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) By Braden Keith/Courtesy of The winningest Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to TMZ. TMZ cites anonymous sources who say that Phelps was pulled over around 1:40 AM overnight and was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. The charges, according to TMZ’s sources, are […]

Tyler Clary Belly Flops to Celebrate National Titles

Tyler Clary’s Belly Flop (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Seth Rubinroit How would you celebrate winning two national titles at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships? After winning the 200m back and the 400m IM, Tyler Clary donned a flowery swim cap and fearlessly belly flopped into the pool at the William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center […]

Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own 800 Freestyle World Record

By Troy Gennaro/Courtesy of Katie Ledecky smashed her 800 Freestyle World Record at the TWST Senior Invitational in Houston, Texas. She has been on fire all weekend. She broke the world record by two seconds in the 1500m freestyle, breaking Janet Evans’ 800 freestyle US Open record in the process. She had the fastest time […]

Michael Phelps Wins First Race Since 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/ Michael Phelps won his first race since the 2012 London Olympics at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Friday, swimming the 100m butterfly in 52.13 seconds. CLICK HERE to watch the race. By Braden Keith, courtesy of There’s something to be said for consistency after a long layoff. Michael Phelps, in […]

Michael Phelps Advances to Finals of 100m Butterfly

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/ Michael Phelps raced in the preliminaries of the 100m butterfly and the 200m freestyle at the USA Swimming Grand Prix stop in Charlotte. He earned a spot in the 100m butterfly finals, which can be seen tonight (May 16) on Universal Sports at 6 PM ET LIVE. Coverage from Charlotte continues Saturday at 6 […]

Ryan Lochte Scratches from Charlotte Grand Prix

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) By Braden Keith, courtesy of American swimming superstar Ryan Lochte has scratched out of the Charlotte Grand Prix this weekend, which was set to be his first as a member of the home team. The news first broke with a Tweet from the USOC to a fan, who was […]

6 Ways to Take Your Swimming to the Limit

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) It’s hard work chasing our goals. Not only does it require investing a lot of effort, with countless hours in and out of the pool, but it also requires us to suspend our fears. The fear of failure, fear of success, fear of looking bad. In actuality, doing the […]

Importance of Short Term Goals for Swimmers

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) When a swimmer is asked about their goals the answer is invariably something long term and epic – Win the olympics. Win 9 gold medals at World Champs Beat every single one of my brother’s club records And so on… Yet ask the same swimmer what their goals are […]


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