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On the Road to Rio: Nathan Adrian

In Bremerton, Wash., suitably close to the YMCA, a small street bears the name Nathan Adrian Drive. When unveiled in 2012, it was a rare honor for a 23-year-old. But given Nathan Adrian’s already stellar swimming career – and his continued promise for more Olympic gold this summer in Rio ...

Spa Amid the Glaciers: Thule Air Force Base Gets an Endless Pool

Some 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle, on the misnamed island of Greenland, the men and women of the 821st Air Base Group run missile-warning and space-surveillance systems that are vital to our national security. Off-hours, their outdoor recreation is limited to the occasional dogsled run to the nearby ...

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 ...

5 Ways Swimming Helps with ADHD

Living with ADHD can be very difficult. Despite the common belief that ADHD only affects children, it impacts many adults as well. Regular exercise can help improve brain activity, giving those with ADHD an edge over their symptoms. And swimming seems particularly well suited for ADHD sufferers. Getting Fit to ...

Open Water Training in an Endless Pool

Scott "The Yesdoc" Richards, MD, a member of the exclusive Triple Crown Club, trains in an Endless Pool. We asked him why: 10K swimmer: Why do you train in the Endless Pools Swimming Machine when you live in San Diego, a beautiful city that is abundant with open water swimmers ...

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