Olympic gold-medal swimmer Simone Manuel penned a candid article on being a role model for young African-Americans and why she wants to be more than "the Black swimmer." (Essence)
Already this year, the USA Swimming Foundation surpassed $500,000 in grants to help lower-income kids learn to swim.
Check out these 5 storylines to watch at the 2017 World Junior Swimming Championships. (Swim Swam)
Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, known for "The Swimming Song," ranks his 10 best places to swim. But one swimming hole in Upstate New York is falling victim to its own Internet fame. (New York Times)
A Spanish Masters swimmer took a minute of silence – on the block, at the beginning of a race – to honor the victims of the terror attacks in Catalonia (The Sun, with video)
Swim coach and open water swimmer Joe Zaemaitis completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming! (Swimming World) Also, watch three swimmers as they relay across the 70 km of Lake Geneva (Reuters, with video) and a 49-year-old open water swimmer reflects on her successful crossing of Lake George. (Post-Star)