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The Week (and More) in Swimming

Props to Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines and the other Olympic swimmers who teach lower-income kids to swim through the USA Swimming Foundation. (US News & World Report) Last year, he completed an Olympic-distance triathlon while carrying a 100-pound tree. This year, Ross Edgely aims to set four world ...

The Week (and a Half) in Swimming

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this feature took last week off. Katie Ledecky broke two more NCAA records! (Baltimore Sun) Should a Special Olympics swimmer be disqualified for being “too fast”? (Belfast Live) Cold-water swimming gets its due in this profile of ICows, the Iowa City Open Water Swimmers (Gazette, ...

This Day in Swimming: Title IX Becomes Law

Title IX, the landmark legislation signed into law on June 23, 1972. Its impact has been particularly notable on female athletes. Before Title IX, their prospects were considerably limited.

This Day in Swimming: Esther Williams Makes a Splash

In the early 1940s, moviegoing in the U.S. was at its peak. The majority of Americans went to their local movie palace at least once a week! Hollywood stars served as role models for how to dress and behave. So Hollywood’s first swimming star had an enormous impact on the ...

5 Tips to Diminish Your Swimming Fear by using a Controlled Environment

For many triathletes, “swim, bike, run” would sound much better as “bike and run as far away from the swim as humanly possible”. The evolution of becoming a triathlete often begins with an athlete as a runner who later turned cyclist (normally when injuries make cross-training sound like a good ...

Primary Exercise Headaches: What You Need to Know

Cameron gets out of the pool and dries himself off … only to realize he has an intense headache. After a good workout, he realizes that it is probably not stress related. It doesn’t feel like the migraines he used to get in college. Yet, he can’t quite put his ...

Should You Enhance Performance with Caffeine?

When we think of “performance enhancing drugs,” we often think of black-market substances with serious risks. But many swimmers and triathletes get a boost from a much more common substance, one found in your morning cup of Joe. Caffeine Use in Sports A naturally occurring chemical compound, caffeine has been ...

When Tarzan Swam to Record #47

Before becoming Hollywood's most enduring Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller was the first swimmer to go 440 yards freestyle in under five minutes. It was his 47th record, and he still had many exciting years ahead of him. This record was broken 93 years ago this week, in New Haven, Conn. Weissmuller, ...

What You Need to Know about Drowning Prevention

Karen Faust has been a certified Safe Start/Infant Swimming Resource instructor since 2007. She teaches Self-Rescue swimming to children ages 6 months to 6 years in the Orlando area. She teaches Water Safety to more than 1,000 students each year and has YMCA certifications for Learn-to-Swim instruction, Adult/Child CPR, First ...

Teen Vlogger Gives Two Thumbs-Up to her SwimLabs Session

While a lot of kids video their gaming sessions and their kittens, Lindsey, the teen vlogger who posts to YouTube as SwimLifeGuru, publishes challenging swim drills and gear reviews. In her latest video, she documents her trip to SwimLabs in Issaquah, Wash., to use the Elite Endless Pool®

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