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On the Road to Rio: Cullen Jones

Sometimes, a traumatic experience can have a positive impact. It can motivate individuals to new heights, revealing hidden talents and inspiring others along the way. Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones is one of these people. His road to Rio began with a near-fatal drowning. From Trauma to Competition Born Cullen Andrew ...

On the Road to Rio: Katie Ledecky

In 1998, the TODAY Show’s Al Roker chatted on-air, as he still does, with some folks out on the plaza. On this day, it was a mom with her two young children, Katie and Michael. Little did Roker know that in a decade and a half, Katie would return to ...

This Day in Swimming: The 1st Modern Olympics (1896)

When we think of swimming as an Olympic sport, we picture an Olympic-size pool, diving blocks, decent water temperatures, both male and female athletes, as well as years of training. However, these modern Olympic swimming amenities are a far cry from what Olympic swimmers had 120 years ago. A Disorganized ...

VIDEO: Learn all 4 Swim Strokes from Ryan Lochte

It'd be a dream come true for any aspiring swimmer: a day at the pool with 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, learning the fundamentals of the freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke. In this video, USA Today Sports reporter Nicole Auerbach attempts all four swim strokes under Lochte's learned eye. The ...

The SwimMAC App Takes You on the Road to Rio

We know why Coach Dave Marsh uses the Elite Endless Pool® at SwimMAC — to refine the strokes of Team Elite, as seen in the Instagram video below. But why does he have a push broom against the head of Olympic gold medalist Kristy Coventry? To learn the answer, you'll ...

On the Road to Rio: Missy Franklin

A mother’s lifetime fear of the water ends up turning into gold, literally, in the story of Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin. From her childhood in Centennial, Colo., to the Olympic Stadium in London and back again, 21-year-old Missy has lived an accomplished life. The best may be still to come ...

How Swimmers Will Adapt to Rio

For swimmers at the Olympic level, a tenth of a second can be the difference between a glorious triumph and heart-wrenching defeat. Because of this, athletes must prepare for the exact conditions that will be present during their races. Altitude, ambient temperature, humidity, time of day and water cleanliness are ...

WATCH: a Swim Lesson with Olympic Gold Medalist Alyssa Anderson

Back in April, we covered the Enhanced Private Lesson that 13-year-old Andrew Li won with Olympic gold medalist Alyssa Anderson. As part of the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour, presented by SwimOutlet.com, Andrew got some one-on-one instruction from Alyssa in our Endless Pool Elite. Andrew felt that he learned a ...

In Charlotte, Olympians Compete & Meet our Elite

The 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte, presented by SwimMAC, brought together some of swimming’s fastest and most promising. And most of them dipped into our Endless Pool Elite to challenge our swim current, warm up, and just have a little fun. One of USA Swimming’s six showcases for world-class ...

Katie Benoit trains for Ocean's Seven in her Endless Pool

Katie Benoit is an open-water swimmer with a goal of conquering the Ocean’s Seven, a feat achieved by only four swimmers to date. The gauntlet includes: the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, the Molokai Channel between Oahu ...

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