• How Many Gold Medals Will Caeleb Dressel Win at the 2022 World Championships?

    How Many Gold Medals Will Caeleb Dressel Win at the 2022 World Championships?
    By Gold Medal Mel Stewart on SwimSwam
    Caeleb Dressel concerned me a little on the run-up to U.S. International Team Trials in Greensboro.  I know the season was short, but he wasn’t swimming that fast. Still, I predicted solid swims, assuming the 7-time Olympic gold medalist knew what he was doing.
    My predictions ahead of U.S Trials:100 fly Prediction – 50.2 – (Dressel final results 50.20)
    50 free Prediction – 21.3 – (Dressel final results 21.29)
    100 free Predi
  • WATCH: Sates, Fratus, & More Race Videos from Day 1 at Mare Nostrum Barcelona

    WATCH: Sates, Fratus, & More Race Videos from Day 1 at Mare Nostrum Barcelona
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOURWednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
    Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Barcelona
    Livestream
    Results2022 Mare Nostrum Tour: Barcelona – Men’s 200 Free (Matt Sates, 1:45.91)2022 Mare Nostrum Tour: Barcelona – Women’s 100 Breast (Anna Elendt, 1:06.07)2022 Mare Nostrum Tour: Barcelona- Men’s 50 Free (Bruno Fratus, 21.78)2022 Mare Nostrum Tour: Barcelona – Wom
  • Cal Swimmers Walk Out of Practice on Wednesday after McKeever Reads a Statement

    Cal Swimmers Walk Out of Practice on Wednesday after McKeever Reads a Statement
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    “A majority” of the Cal women’s swim team walked out of practice on Wednesday, according to Scott Reid of the OC (Orange County) Register. The walkout came the day after Reid’s bombshell report detailing decades of verbal and emotional abuse by head coach Teri McKeever, citing at least 19 current and former members of the program.
    Reid says that four people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday that newly-hired Cal assistant coach&
  • Mark Schubert Taking 6 Month Leave of Absence from TST to Coach in China

    Mark Schubert Taking 6 Month Leave of Absence from TST to Coach in China
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    8-time Olympic swimming coach Mark Schubert is taking a temporary leave of absence from The Swim Team (TST), his new Southern California “elite training group.” His absence is expected to last for 6 months, during which time he will take a position in China.
    Schubert launched the squad last year in connection with Saddleback El Toro Swim Team after retiring from nearby Mission Viejo.
    The Chinese federation is known to hire high-profile foreign coaches
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  • UNC Hires Kirk Kumbier As New Assistant Swim Coach, Replacing Kirk Grand

    UNC Hires Kirk Kumbier As New Assistant Swim Coach, Replacing Kirk Grand
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    The North Carolina Tar Heels have announced the hiring of Kirk Kumbier as a new assistant swimming & diving coach. Kumbier replaces Kirk Grand, who was recently hired as USA Swimming’s National Team High Performance Specialist.
    Kumbier spent last season as a volunteer assistant on the new-look staff under first year head coach Rick Bishop at LSU. He also was the head age group coach of the affiliated Tiger Aquatics club. Prior to that, he spent thr
  • At 21, Ariarne Titmus Is Already Among The Oldest To Set A Women’s Distance WR

    At 21, Ariarne Titmus Is Already Among The Oldest To Set A Women’s Distance WR
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    It’s no secret that in the sport of swimming, as athletes age, they tend to come down in distance.
    Distance freestyle, particularly on the women’s side, has historically been dominated by younger swimmers.
    Katie Ledecky has been the gold standard for the past decade, setting and re-breaking world records in the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle since 2013, but she hasn’t lowered an all-time mark in four years.
    Ledecky, who turned 25 in March, was 21 ye
  • Katelyn Toelle Commits to Lenoir-Rhyne for 2022

    Katelyn Toelle Commits to Lenoir-Rhyne for 2022
    By Michael Hamann on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Katelyn Toelle, a homeschool student from Charleston, South Carolina, has committed to join Lenoir-Rhyne University’s class of 2026. Toelle wil
  • Mexico Reveals Open Water Qualifiers For Worlds, World Juniors

    Mexico Reveals Open Water Qualifiers For Worlds, World Juniors
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    Qualifying slots were on the line for Mexico’s open water swimmers during the “Selectivo Unico Aguas Abiertas” competition on May 14-15 in Acapulco, Mexico, as the country’s athletes competed to earn a berth at the World Championships in Budapest and the World Junior Open Water Championships in Seychelles.
    The competition was organized by the “Stabilization Committee,” an organization implemented by FINA in January to &ldqu
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  • Tickets for 2022 FINA World Championships On Sale

    Tickets for 2022 FINA World Championships On Sale
    By Sophie Kaufman on SwimSwam
    Ticket sales are open for the 2022 FINA World Championships, which run from June 17 – July 3 in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets to all five sports–pool swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming, and open water–are on sale. 180,000 tickets are available, and are being released in three separate waves. Click here to view the full schedule and ticketing options With the exception of open water tickets, which are a flat price, the Organizing
  • Matt Sates Approaches SA Records in Barcelona, Beats Tom Dean in 200 Free

    Matt Sates Approaches SA Records in Barcelona, Beats Tom Dean in 200 Free
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOURWednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
    Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Barcelona
    Livestream
    Results18-year old South African swimmer Matt Sates has continued his success in his first series of meets since announcing he was leaving the NCAA to turn pro.
    The Barcelona stop of the Mare Nostrum Swim Series began on Wednesday, and so far, the swimming has been faster than at the previous stop
  • World Record Holder Hunter Armstrong Following Coach Matt Bowe To Cal

    World Record Holder Hunter Armstrong Following Coach Matt Bowe To Cal
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    Olympic gold medalist and newly-minted world record holder Hunter Armstrong will join the pro group at the University of California and move on from his training base at Ohio State University.
    Armstrong is heading to Cal to remain with his primary coach at OSU, Matt Bowe, who was named the new assistant coach with the Golden Bears on Tuesday. Bowe has been with the Buckeyes for the past five seasons, including the last two as a senior associate head coac
  • 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour Barcelona – Day 1 Live Finals Recap

    2022 Mare Nostrum Tour Barcelona – Day 1 Live Finals Recap
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOURWednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
    Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Barcelona
    Livestream
    ResultsWith just two days of competition per Mare Nostrum Tour stop, we have back-to-back stacked racing on the agenda each of those days here in Barcelona.
    The fields have filled out a bit more than the first stop in Monaco, which means we have even more talent on which to keep an eye as the races trans
  • Swimming Australia Names Teams For Junior Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals

    Swimming Australia Names Teams For Junior Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals
    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Swimming Australia
    Swimming Australia is pleased to announce the Junior Dolphins and Australia A teams for upcoming competitions in America in July and August.
    32 athletes have been selected to represent the Junior Dolphins at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Hawaii in August, with a team of 25 set to compete for Australia A at the US National Championships in California in July.
    The teams were selected following performances at last week&rs
  • Breaststroker Karen Li Commits to MIT (2022)

    Breaststroker Karen Li Commits to MIT (2022)
    By Michael Hamann on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Karen Li, a high school senior from Missouri City, Texas, has committed to join the MIT Engineers this fall. Li attends The Kinkaid School in Houston
  • 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour: Tom Dean Lowers Barcelona Meet Record At Day 1 Prelims

    2022 Mare Nostrum Tour: Tom Dean Lowers Barcelona Meet Record At Day 1 Prelims
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR – BARCELONAWednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
    Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Barcelona
    Livestream
    ResultsTwo-time Olympic gold medalist Tom Dean got his 2022 Mare Nostrum campaign off to a good start on Wednesday morning in Barcelona, establishing a new meet record in the men’s 200 freestyle to claim the top seed for tonight’s final.
    Dean, the 2021 Olympic cha
  • Kaylee McKeown Will Not Swim 400 IM At World Championships

    Kaylee McKeown Will Not Swim 400 IM At World Championships
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    20-year-old Kaylee McKeown lit the pool on fire at the just-concluded Australian Swimming Championships.
    The multi-Olympic gold medalist took on a grueling schedule at that World Championships Trials meet in South Australia, racing the 100m back, 200m back, 200m IM and 400m IM events.
    But not only did McKeown engage in such a tough lineup of events she crushed times good enough to land atop the podium in each of them.
    The Michael Bohl–trained athlete too
  • Dakota Luther Swims 2:07 200 Fly While Training With Her Mom’s Masters Team

    Dakota Luther Swims 2:07 200 Fly While Training With Her Mom’s Masters Team
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2022 ST TXLA 11 & Over End of School SplashMay 20-22, 2022
    Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Long Course Meters (50 meters), timed finals
    Meet ResultsOlympic Trials finalist and two-time USA Swimming National Team member Dakota Luther swam a 2:07.85 in her signature 200 meter fly event over the weekend at a local age group meet.
    That time is faster than the 2:07.93 that qualified Regan Smith into the second spot at
  • 50 Years Later, A 4×100 Relay Anniversary Is Celebrated

    50 Years Later, A 4×100 Relay Anniversary Is Celebrated
    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Turlough O’Hagan
    50 years ago in 1972, four intrepid young swimmers from Lurgan set off for the Grove baths in Belfast hoping to achieve mission impossible. The mission was to be the first non-Belfast team to win the Ulster men’s 4x100m medley relay. They were up against the mighty Leander, most of whom had swum in the Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland.
    The team of Robert Lappin (backstroke), Sean Quinn (breaststroke), John Irwin (
  • Essential Best-Practices For The Modern Swim Facility

    Essential Best-Practices For The Modern Swim Facility
    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam
    Courtesy of Omnify, a SwimSwam partner.
    Swim clubs and swim schools form an integral part of the competitive swimming pyramid in America today. Here, young athletes are exposed to the rigors associated with competitive swimming and get to push their limits in a scientific manner by working with experienced instructors.
    Now, as much as it is important for swim clubs to watch out for the trends that affect aquatic sports, their growth will be significan
  • RMSC Senior Emma Dorsey Commits to Clarion University

    RMSC Senior Emma Dorsey Commits to Clarion University
    By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club senior Emma Dorsey is committed to study and swim at Clarion University for the fall of 2022.
    “I am super excited
  • Daily Swim Coach Workout #665

    Daily Swim Coach Workout #665
    By Dan Dingman on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam’s daily swimming workout series is a collection of workouts written by coaches from a variety of backgrounds. All daily swimming workouts have been written using Commit Swimming. The workouts themselves are not indicative of SwimSwam’s or Commit’s views on training. They strictly reflect the opinions of the author swim coach.
    Workout ContextPurpose:  Technique Work
    Target age group:  13-14 years old, 15-18 years old
    Target level:&nb
  • Futures Qualifier MaryGrace Guzzino Verbals to Georgia Tech

    Futures Qualifier MaryGrace Guzzino Verbals to Georgia Tech
    By Emma Edmund on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    MaryGrace Guzzino, a junior at Pearl River High School in New York, has verbally committed to Georgia Tech for the fall of 2023.
    “I couldn’t
  • Freestyler Zoe Kuhn Commits to Wesleyan

    Freestyler Zoe Kuhn Commits to Wesleyan
    By Emma Edmund on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Zoe Kuhn, a senior at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California, has committed to Wesleyan University.
    “I’m incredibly proud to
  • Freestyle Prodigy Flynn Southam To Focus On Jr Pan Pacs & Commonwealth Games

    Freestyle Prodigy Flynn Southam To Focus On Jr Pan Pacs & Commonwealth Games
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    When the Australian roster for the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships was revealed, there were some heads scratched when Flynn Southam‘s name was not in the lineup.
    With his 100m and 200m free finishes, the Bond teen would have been in line to be named on the Budapest roster for relays; however, Southam only appeared on the Aussie contingent for the Commonwealth Games.
    16-year-old Southam held his own against his older compatriots at the just-concluded Austral
  • Teri McKeever is Godmother to the Child of High-Ranking Cal Athletics Official

    Teri McKeever is Godmother to the Child of High-Ranking Cal Athletics Official
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    The OC Register earlier today ran a scathing report about head Cal women’s swimming & diving coach Teri McKeever and claims by at least 19 former swimmers of emotional and verbal abuse that included allegations that she ignored diseases and health issues, ridiculed an athlete who attempted suicide, and discriminated based on race, national origin, and sexual orientation.
    As the story develops, two distinct branches will form: one will be about McKeever
  • Top 5 Storylines To Watch Ahead Of The 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour – Barcelona

    Top 5 Storylines To Watch Ahead Of The 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour – Barcelona
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOURWednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
    Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Barcelona
    Livestream
    ResultsWe are about to enter the 2nd stop of the 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour, with action in Barcelona beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th.
    We’re seeing a larger field than the previous stop in Monaco, setting up some potentially head-turning times among the likes of British, American, French, Brazi
  • Top 5 Men’s Storylines To Watch Ahead Of The 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour – Barcelona

    Top 5 Men’s Storylines To Watch Ahead Of The 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour – Barcelona
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOURWednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
    Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Barcelona
    Livestream
    ResultsWe are about to enter the 2nd stop of the 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour, with action in Barcelona beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th.
    We’re seeing a larger field than the previous stop in Monaco, setting up some potentially head-turning times among the likes of British, American, French, Brazi
  • Cal Athletics Releases Statement in Response to Teri McKeever Abuse Allegations

    Cal Athletics Releases Statement in Response to Teri McKeever Abuse Allegations
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    Cal Athletics has released a statement in response to reports earlier today that head women’s swimming & diving coach Teri McKeever has exhibited a pattern of abuse of her athletes over “decades.”
    The school says that it is taking the allegations seriously, but cannot comment on matters of this nature because of “campus policies and confidentiality requirements.”
    While the statement says that “every member of our staff shar
  • 5 To Go: Brazilian Sprinter Bruno Fratus Nearing Career 100th Sub-22 LCM 50 FR

    5 To Go: Brazilian Sprinter Bruno Fratus Nearing Career 100th Sub-22 LCM 50 FR
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    Brazilian superstar sprinter Bruno Fratus made history last summer, becoming the oldest swimmer in history to win their first career Olympic medal. At 32 years old, Fratus finished 3rd in the final of the men’s 50 free at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, swimming a 21.57 to win the Bronze medal.
    Fratus also made history last summer when he swam a 21.67 in prelims of the 50 free in Tokyo, marking his 90th sub-22 LCM 50 free of his career. In terms of the number of tim
  • IOC Board Finalizes Evaluation Criteria For New Sports At LA 2028

    IOC Board Finalizes Evaluation Criteria For New Sports At LA 2028
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has finalized the criteria that will be used to evaluate new sports and their chances of being added to the program for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.
    The evaluation criteria, which were finalized by the IOC Board in coordination with the LA 2028 organizers, align with the LA28 sports program principles, which were approved in April.
    In addition to looking into the potential of adding new sports, the
  • Numerous Cal Swimmers Accuse Coach Teri McKeever of Verbal Abuse “For Decades”

    Numerous Cal Swimmers Accuse Coach Teri McKeever of Verbal Abuse “For Decades”
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    Harrowing allegations surfaced Tuesday in a report where numerous current and former swimmers at the University of California claim they’ve been verbally abused by head women’s coach Teri McKeever for the past number of years.
    In a lengthy report from The Orange County Register (OC Register), stemming from interviews with a Southern California News Group (SCNG) investigation, 19 current and former women’s team swimmers, six parents and one f
  • OSU Associate Matt Bowe Joining Cal Men’s Staff As Assistant Coach

    OSU Associate Matt Bowe Joining Cal Men’s Staff As Assistant Coach
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    Matt Bowe is heading west as the now-former Ohio State associate head coach will join the University of California men’s swimming & diving team as an assistant coach, head coach Dave Durden announced Tuesday.
    Bowe is coming off a successful five-year run with the Buckeyes, joining the men’s program as an associate head coach in June of 2017 before being promoted to senior associate head coach prior to the 2020-21 campaign.Welcome to Bear Terri
  • Kate Douglass And Zac Stubblety-Cook Had Near-Identical Stroke Counts In 200 BR

    Kate Douglass And Zac Stubblety-Cook Had Near-Identical Stroke Counts In 200 BR
    By Yanyan Li on SwimSwam
    By this point, we all know about Zac Stubblety-Cook destroying the men’s 200 breaststroke world record at Australian trials, swimming a time of 2:05.95 to become the first man under the 2:06 barrier. We also know about his insane back half, culminating in him splitting a lighting-fast 31.63 on his last 50 meters.
    A few days ago, I came across a tweet from Arizona State associate head coach Herbie Behm. He compared the stroke counts of the four fastest performers in
  • Michael Gunning: Jamaican swimmer wants to be 'part of the change'

    Michael Gunning: Jamaican swimmer wants to be 'part of the change'
    Former swimmer Michael Gunning says he wants to be "part of the change", with homosexuality still illegal in 36 Commonwealth countries.
  • How Have the U.S. Olympic Trials Cuts Progressed Since 2008?

    How Have the U.S. Olympic Trials Cuts Progressed Since 2008?
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    On Monday, USA Swimming released the qualifying standards for the 2024 US Olympic Trials.
    Unsurprisingly, every standard is faster than it was for the 2021 event. You can read our breakdown comparison of the 2024 cuts versus 2021 here. In this post, we’ll be looking at a broader view of how U.S. Olympic Trials cuts have progressed since the 2008 Olympic Trials.
    In the tables below, you’ll find the progression of U.S. Olympic Trials standards dating back
  • Save the Date: 2024 Qualification Period, Gap Between Trials and the Olympics

    Save the Date: 2024 Qualification Period, Gap Between Trials and the Olympics
    By Sophie Kaufman on SwimSwam
    USA Swimming announced the qualifying times and dates for the 2024 Olympic Trials. The meet will take place from June 15 – 23, 2024 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The new location of the meet was previously announced, as was the new nine-day format. 
    As we’re in the midst of a season that’s seen World Trials and World Championship dates shuffled around, we thought it would be worth looking at the gap between Trials and the start of the
  • Nathan Adrian Among Six Bears To Be Inducted Into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

    Nathan Adrian Among Six Bears To Be Inducted Into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame
    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Cal Athletics
    BERKELEY – Six Golden Bear standouts have been elected into the 36th class for the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame, and they will be enshrined the weekend of Oct. 21-22 in Berkeley. The elite group includes Olympians, national champions, a long-time coach and the creator of the “Bear Territory” chant.
    Those who have been chosen for the Hall of Fame are:Nathan Adrian (men’s swimming, 2007-11) – eight-time Olympic medalis
  • Three Champions Swimming Fast At Ages 50, 60 and 70

    Three Champions Swimming Fast At Ages 50, 60 and 70
    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam
    Swimming podcast feature is courtesy of Champion’s Mojo, a SwimSwam partner.
    Can you imagine a 50-year-old man swimming 4:54 in the 500-yard free and 17 minutes in the 1650?
    LISTEN to how Kurt Dickson swims fast at 54.
    What about a 60-year-old woman swimming a 58-second 100-yard free and 2:24 200 IM?
    LISTEN to how Amy Reiger swims fast at 60.
    And a 70-year-old man swimming a 20-minute 1500 meter free?
    LISTEN to how Rick Walker swims fast at 71. 
  • SwimSwam Breakdown: Australian Champs, Mare Nostrum, and Olympic Trials Cuts

    SwimSwam Breakdown: Australian Champs, Mare Nostrum, and Olympic Trials Cuts
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwamThis week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discussed the Australian championships, the Mare Nostrum stop in Monaco and the 2024 Olympic Trials Cuts. See below for full list of topics:
    AUSSIE TRIALS
    Ariarne Titmus world record – Will she go faster at Commonwealths? Does this make Ledecky’s 800/1500 WRs seem more attainable?
    Zac Stubblety-Cook WR – Will ZSC take it out fast at worlds? or use back-end speed like he has been?
    Women’s freestyle depth
  • Michael Gunning: ‘It’s only recently that I’ve been proud to say I’m a swimmer’

    Michael Gunning: ‘It’s only recently that I’ve been proud to say I’m a swimmer’
    The Great Britain and Jamaica swimmer is retiring from his sport but wants others to learn from the racism and homophobia he has had to contend with throughout his careerLittle drops of water run down Michael Gunning’s face, looking less like tears than moving reminders of all he has been through as an international swimmer who just happens to be black and gay in a straight white world. Gunning has swum for Great Britain and Jamaica, one of the most dangerously homophobic countries on the
  • SPIRE Splashes Down in Abu Dhabi to Lead Swim Clinic

    SPIRE Splashes Down in Abu Dhabi to Lead Swim Clinic
    By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam
    Courtesy of SPIRE, a SwimSwam partner.
    SPIRE has always been known as an elite, international athletic academy. Sometimes, that even involves taking SPIRE to various corners of the world to scout for the best athletes. Recently, SPIRE was invited to host a swim clinic in Abu Dhabi. SPIRE’s Director of Admissions, Lindsey Ahrens, and Director of Aquatics / Head Swim Coach Thad Schultz were more than ready to pack their suitcases and board the plane to
  • UCLA Record Holder, Pac-12 Runner Up Sam Baron Transferring to Virginia

    UCLA Record Holder, Pac-12 Runner Up Sam Baron Transferring to Virginia
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    Rising junior Sam Baron has announced she is transferring to the University of Virginia for the 2022-2023 season via her Instagram. Baron recently completed her sophomore season at UCLA, wherein she took 8th in both the 100 fly and 200 fly at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships.
    I’m excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at UVA! Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way. Go Hoos!!Baron entered UCLA in the fall
  • Daily Swim Coach Workout #664

    Daily Swim Coach Workout #664
    By Dan Dingman on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam’s daily swimming workout series is a collection of workouts written by coaches from a variety of backgrounds. All daily swimming workouts have been written using Commit Swimming. The workouts themselves are not indicative of SwimSwam’s or Commit’s views on training. They strictly reflect the opinions of the author swim coach.
    Workout ContextPurpose:  Technique Work
    Target age group:  15-18 years old
    Target level:  Senior Age Gr
  • Ryan Lochte Describes Florida’s “Friday Flyday”

    Ryan Lochte Describes Florida’s “Friday Flyday”
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    Thanks to presenting partner SPIRE Academy, a scholastic boarding school where individuals: excel academically, master life’s necessary personal skills, experience tomorrow’s emerging career opportunities and exceed expectations in their sport or other passion specialization.When 12x Olympic medalist and SPIRE Ambassador Ryan Lochte was in high school, it was “Friday Funday” every week. But when Lochte got to college, head coach Gre
  • Maryland High School State Champion Hanna Bingley Commits to Bucknell

    Maryland High School State Champion Hanna Bingley Commits to Bucknell
    By Nicole Miller on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Maryland State Champion Hanna Bingley has announced her commitment to swim and study at Bucknell University this fall. 
    “I’m super ex
  • Peter Weinstein Joins Large Loyola University (MD) Class of 2026

    Peter Weinstein Joins Large Loyola University (MD) Class of 2026
    By Nicole Miller on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Peter Weinstein from Littleton, Colorado has announced his commitment to swim and study at Loyola University in Maryland. 
    “I chose Loyola
  • Y-Nationals Qualifier Matt Kunkiewicz Commits to Bates College

    Y-Nationals Qualifier Matt Kunkiewicz Commits to Bates College
    By Nicole Miller on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Matt Kunkiewicz from Hillsborough, New Jersey has announced his commitment to D3 Bates College for the fall of 2022. 
    “I am proud to announ
  • Brazilian Freestyler Arthur Schneider Announces Commitment to CSU-Bakersfield

    Brazilian Freestyler Arthur Schneider Announces Commitment to CSU-Bakersfield
    By Nicole Miller on SwimSwam
    Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.
    Brazilian freestyler Arthur Schneider has announced his commitment to attend college in the United States and swim for California State University, Ba
  • Top 5 Women’s Storylines Ahead of the 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour – Barcelona

    Top 5 Women’s Storylines Ahead of the 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour – Barcelona
    By Nicole Miller on SwimSwam
    2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOURSaturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd
    Swimming Pool Prince Albert II, Monaco
    LCM (50m)
    Meet Central
    Entries – Monaco
    Entries – Barcelona
    Entries – Canet, TBD
    Past ResultsThe second leg of the 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour is set to kick off in Barcelona on May 25. On the women’s side, there will be several big names joining the competition that were not present in Monaco, including Kylie Masse, Penny Oleksiak, Sydney Pickrem
  • Sweden Finalizes 2022 World Championships Roster

    Sweden Finalizes 2022 World Championships Roster
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    The Swedish Swim Association (Svensk Simidrott) has revealed its roster of 13 swimmers headed to the 2022 FINA Long Course World Championships held from June 18-25 in Budapest, Hungary. 
    Eight of Sweden’s 13 team members made the trip to the Tokyo Olympics last summer. Headlining the list is Olympic gold medalist and four-time world record holder Sarah Sjostrom, the most decorated female swimmer in Long Course World Championships history with 16 individual

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