• 2024 Olympic Preview: Titmus and O’Callaghan Set For 200 FR Rematch With Olympic Gold At Stake

    2024 Olympic Preview: Titmus and O’Callaghan Set For 200 FR Rematch With Olympic Gold At Stake
    By Sophie Kaufman on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Entry ListsBy The Numbers — Women’s 200 FreestyleWorld Record: 1:52.23 — Ariarne Titmus, Australia (2024)
    World Junior Record: 1:53.65 — Summer McIntosh (2023)
    Olympic Record: 1:53.50 — Ariarne Ti
  • Online Sportsbooks Show Kaylee McKeown as Big Olympic Favorite in the Women’s 200 Back

    Online Sportsbooks Show Kaylee McKeown as Big Olympic Favorite in the Women’s 200 Back
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    If you’re going to gamble, gamble responsibly. Only wager what you can afford to lose. If you think you have a problem, call 1-800-Gambler or check for local resources here.
    Online sportsbooks around the world have begun posting odds for Olympic swimming, and while most of those odds align with those of the average swimming fan, one has stood out among them as a potential value pick.
    Australian Kaylee McKeown has been given -200 odds on several European spo
  • NISCA Announces 2023-2024 Swimming And Diving High School All-Americans

    NISCA Announces 2023-2024 Swimming And Diving High School All-Americans
    By Jordan Agliano on SwimSwam
    The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) has released the 2023-2024 High School All-American lists.
    View the list of of recipients by each event and state statistics here
    One hundred swimmers per event are granted All-American status. Swimmers who achieve an Automatic All-American time are automatically awarded All-American status. Once all the Automatic All-Americans are added, they move on to the All-American Consideration times. These tim
  • Aqua Knuckles Presents Creator, Swimmer and Coach Mario Marshall

    Aqua Knuckles Presents Creator, Swimmer and Coach Mario Marshall
    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Aqua Knuckles recently sat down with Mario to talk swimming. Mario is a very accomplished Masters swimmer who is constantly creating fun and informative swimming focused media, mainly on Instagram.
    Read below to find out what makes Mario tick as a Master’s swimmer and Creator.
    Where did you grow up?
    West Hills, California.
    What was your first memory of swimming?  How did you get into swimming?
    My first memory would have been my backyard pool when m
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  • Emma Sticklen Rips Personal-Best 100 Fly (57.74) to Highlight Day 3 of Austin Sectionals

    Emma Sticklen Rips Personal-Best 100 Fly (57.74) to Highlight Day 3 of Austin Sectionals
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 AUSTIN SECTIONALSJuly 11-14
    Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim CenterAustin, Texas
    LCM (50 meters)
    Results on MeetMobile: “2024 ST TXLA SZ LC Sectional Champs”
    Day 1 Recap
    Day 2 RecapRecent University of Texas graduate Emma Sticklen scorched a lifetime best of 57.74 in the 100 butterfly to outduel recent NC State graduate Abby Arens (58.42) on Saturday night at Austin Sectionals.
    Sticklen shaved a few hundredths off her previous-best 57.77 that she cloc
  • Zmushka Nails Belarusian 100 Breast Record Ahead Of Paris Olympics

    Zmushka Nails Belarusian 100 Breast Record Ahead Of Paris Olympics
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 BELARUS OPEN CUPJuly 10th – July 13th
    Brest, Belarus
    LCM (50m)
    ResultsWith the 2024 Olympic Games on the horizon, Belarusian swimmers competed on domestic soil at the Open Cup that concluded tonight from Brest.
    One of the event’s highlights came in the women’s 100m breaststroke, where 27-year-old Alina Zmushka fired off a new national record en route to grabbing gold.
    Zmushka registered a time of 1:06.20 during the semi-finals of the 100m breast.
  • U.S. Paralympics Swimming Announces Eight Assistant Coaches for Paris

    U.S. Paralympics Swimming Announces Eight Assistant Coaches for Paris
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    U.S. Paralympics Swimming is bringing eight assistant coaches to Paris next month to support new head coach John Payne.
    Payne’s staff will feature Chelsea Piers Swim Team head coach James Barone, University of Northern Iowa head coach Ben Colin, Milford Athletic Club Masters head coach Kris Goodrich, Carson Tigersharks head coach Julie Hardt, Swim Fort Lauderdale Masters head coach Marty Hendrick, current resident team coach George Leatherman, Nitro Swimming as
  • Murphy, Fink, Weitzeil, Ledecky Named Team USA Captains For Paris Olympics

    Murphy, Fink, Weitzeil, Ledecky Named Team USA Captains For Paris Olympics
    By Anya Pelshaw on SwimSwam
    Ryan Murphy, Nic Fink, Abbey Weitzeil, and Katie Ledecky have been named the captains of Team USA for swimming at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The announcement comes about 10 days after training camp began in North Carolina.
    The group are some of the oldest swimmers on the team. Fink is the oldest member of either roster while Murphy is the 4th oldest on the roster. Weitzeil and Ledecky are two out of the five 27-year old women.
    Murphy, Fink, and Weitzeil all were captain
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  • Winter Juniors Qualifier Mary-Stuart Hawkins Verbally Commits To Georgetown (2025)

    Winter Juniors Qualifier Mary-Stuart Hawkins Verbally Commits To Georgetown (2025)
    By Sidney Zacharias 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.
    Mary-Stuart Hawkins has announced her verbal commitment to swim and study at Georgetown University. Hawkins is a rising high school senior at St. C
  • IM’er Carlos Lattanzi Signs With CSU-Bakersfield For 2024-25 Season

    IM’er Carlos Lattanzi Signs With CSU-Bakersfield For 2024-25 Season
    By Sidney Zacharias 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.
    Carlos Lattanzi of Sedona, Arizona, has announced his commitment to further his education and swimming career at California State University, Baker
  • Wyoming Scores Commitment From Futures Qualifier Cade Doherty (2025)

    Wyoming Scores Commitment From Futures Qualifier Cade Doherty (2025)
    By Sidney Zacharias 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.
    Cade Doherty of Richmond, Texas, has announced his verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Wyoming. Doherty has one more year rema
  • Schroeder Y’s Sam Lorenz Clocks Personal Best 54.91 100 BK on Day 2 of Westmont Sectionals

    Schroeder Y’s Sam Lorenz Clocks Personal Best 54.91 100 BK on Day 2 of Westmont Sectionals
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    2024 CZ North Section Summer Sectionals (Westmont)Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14th, 2024
    FMC Aquatic Center, Westmont, IL
    LCM (50m)
    Results on MeetMobile (“2024 CZ North Section Summer Sectionals”)
    Day 1 RecapDay 2 of the 2024 Summer Sectionals meet in Westmont, IL featured the 200 free, 400 IM, and 100 back.
    Schroeder Y Swim Team’s Sam Lorenz, 18, won the men’s 100 back in a great race, clocking a 54.91. That performance marks Lorenz&rsqu
  • Paris Olympic Opening Ceremony Threatened By Speed of Seine River

    Paris Olympic Opening Ceremony Threatened By Speed of Seine River
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    As Paris Olympic organizers scramble to ensure the cleanliness of the Seine River ahead of the start of the Summer Games later this month, they are faced with another challenge related to the famous waterway: fast flow speeds at the opening ceremony.
    The Seine was measured on Wednesday at 500 cubic meters per second, above the maximum acceptable flow of 450 cubic m/s set by the French Ministry of Sport. Rainy weather last month led to flow rates at over 670 cubic m/s
  • 15-Year-Old Ellis Crisci Clocks 3:58.58 400 FR on Day 3 of Columbia Sectionals

    15-Year-Old Ellis Crisci Clocks 3:58.58 400 FR on Day 3 of Columbia Sectionals
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    2024 Region VIII Speedo Summer Sectionals (Columbia)Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13, 2024
    Mizzou Aquatics Center, Columbia, MO
    LCM (50m)
    Results on MeetMobile (“Region VIII Speedo Summer Sectionals”)
    Day 1 Recap
    Day 2 RecapDay 3 of the 2024 Summer Sectionals meet in Columbia, MO featured more fast swimming.
    Tsunami Swim Team of KC saw 15-year-old Ellis Crisci put up a great performance in the men’s 400 free on Friday night, winning the race in 3:58
  • 100 Meters For Sailors, Obstacle & Underwater Races: Unknown Disciplines In Olympic Swimming

    100 Meters For Sailors, Obstacle & Underwater Races: Unknown Disciplines In Olympic Swimming
    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    This article originally appeared in the 2024 Olympic Preview edition of SwimSwam Magazine, courtesy of author Aglaia Pezzato. Subscribe to the SwimSwam Magazine here.
    In 2022, nearly two years from the beginning of the Paris Games, the new swimming competition program was announced. The schedule was extended and expanded to nine days of competitions, plus two days dedicated to open water marathons. Nine days out of 16 total days of the Olympics. (if we exclude the day ded
  • Announcing SwimSwam’s 2024 Olympic Games Fantasy Draft

    Announcing SwimSwam’s 2024 Olympic Games Fantasy Draft
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    As is tradition at this point, the big meet of the summer is upon us and your favorite SwimSwam GMs are back in their drafting chairs. SwimSwam is proud to present the 2024 Olympic Games Fantasy Draft.
    In this SwimSwam fantasy draft, five GMs gather to draft a team of swimmers competing in Paris. Each GM acquires a team of eight swimmers to create a team that will score the most points according to the scoring system below.
    Scoring System for the 2022 SwimSwam Fanta
  • 8 Ways to Stay Motivated with Your Swimming

    8 Ways to Stay Motivated with Your Swimming
    By Olivier Poirier-Leroy on SwimSwam
    Swim training can be a grind.
    With only the sound of bubbles rushing past your ear, the quiet, judging hand of the pace clock, and the back-and-forth going on in your brain, finding the motivation to swim can become difficult as the season progresses.
    Fear not!
    In this article, we will look at some classic methods and strategies for keeping the motivational fire burning all season long.
    Whether you swim alone or with a team, here are some proven tips for main
  • University of Texas, Texas A&M, and SMU Swimmers Pick Up Wins on Day 2 of Austin Sectionals

    University of Texas, Texas A&M, and SMU Swimmers Pick Up Wins on Day 2 of Austin Sectionals
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 AUSTIN SECTIONALSJuly 11-14
    Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim CenterAustin, Texas
    LCM (50 meters)
    Results on MeetMobile: “2024 ST TXLA SZ LC Sectional Champs”
    Day 1 RecapAustin Sectionals continued on Friday night with more dominant performances from University of Texas, Texas A&M, and SMU swimmers who missed out on qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team last month.
    Rising Texas sophomore Emma Kern began the session with a personal-best 100 backstrok
  • SwimSwam Pulse: McIntosh, Dressel Top Picks To Be Included In Swimming Docuseries

    SwimSwam Pulse: McIntosh, Dressel Top Picks To Be Included In Swimming Docuseries
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side.
    Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers which swimming star they’d most want to see in a behind-the-scenes docuseries:
    Question: If Netflix did a behind-the-scenes docuseries on swimming, which athlete would be your #1 pic
  • USOPC Sued by Insurer Over Coverage in Paralympic Swim Abuse Case

    USOPC Sued by Insurer Over Coverage in Paralympic Swim Abuse Case
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is at risk of losing insurance coverage in the Paralympic abuse case involving alleged rapist Robert Griswold.
    The USOPC’s commercial general liability insurer, a German company called HDI Global Specialty SE, filed a lawsuit in Colorado last month claiming it should not be held liable for coverage in a separate civil case accusing the USOPC of negligence. HDI Global Specialty SE argues that its policy provision
  • 2024 Navy Elite Swim Camps, Sprint Camp – Sign Up Today

    2024 Navy Elite Swim Camps, Sprint Camp – Sign Up Today
    By Gold Medal Mel Stewart on SwimSwam
    2024 Navy Swimming’s Elite Training Camps – Sign Up Today
    Navy Sports Camps are offered throughout the year on the iconic campus of the United States Naval Academy located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and hotels in historic Annapolis, MD. Just like our student-athletes and coaches, Navy Sports Camps are the BEST of the BEST. Every camper will have the opportunity to learn from the coaching staff, develop new relationships, and u
  • Notable Aussie Paris Event Lineup Changes: Temple Adds 200 Fly

    Notable Aussie Paris Event Lineup Changes: Temple Adds 200 Fly
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Psych SheetsPsych sheets for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games have been published and we’re combing through for surprises and changes from what was originally thought to be the game plan for the world’s top medal contender
  • Dartmouth Women Announce Eight Newcomers In 2028 Recruiting Class

    By SwimSwam 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.
    Courtesy: Dartmouth Sports
    HANOVER, N.H. — Milana Socha, the head coach of the Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming teams, has
  • Olympic Trials’ 5th Place Finisher Jacob Whittle Given 100 Free Nod For Paris

    Olympic Trials’ 5th Place Finisher Jacob Whittle Given 100 Free Nod For Paris
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Psych SheetsPsych sheets for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games have been published and we’re combing through for surprises and changes from what was originally thought to be the game plan for the world’s top medal contender
  • arena Swim of the Week: 10-Year-Old Vanessa Delev Nears 200 Free NAG Record With 2:14.82

    arena Swim of the Week: 10-Year-Old Vanessa Delev Nears 200 Free NAG Record With 2:14.82
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    Swim of the Week is brought to you by arena, a SwimSwam partner.
    Disclaimer: Swim of the Week is not meant to be a conclusive selection of the best overall swim of the week, but rather one Featured Swim to be explored in deeper detail. The Swim of the Week is an opportunity to take a closer look at the context of one of the many fast swims this week, perhaps a swim that slipped through the cracks as others grabbed the headlines, or a race we didn’t get
  • Controversial “California College Athlete Protection Act” Bill Withdrawn By Sponsor

    Controversial “California College Athlete Protection Act” Bill Withdrawn By Sponsor
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    The controversial California legislation that figured to pose a threat to the NCAA’s current economic landscape is no more.
    Assembly Bill 252, also known as the College Athlete Protection Act, was surprisingly pulled by assemblymember Chris Holden, the creator of the legislation, on Wednesday during a hearing before the state’s Senate Education Committee.
    Holden had reportedly been advised against moving forward with the bill by the committee chair, st
  • In Change of Plans, World Record Holder Sarah Sjostrom Enters 100 Free at Paris Olympics

    In Change of Plans, World Record Holder Sarah Sjostrom Enters 100 Free at Paris Olympics
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Olympic Swimming Entries as of July 12thSarah Sjostrom just can’t stay away from the 100 freestyle.
    After saying back in February that she would not be swimming the 100 free at the Paris Olympics, the 30-year-old Swedish
  • Jamie Perkins Takes Second Aussie 400 Free Spot In Paris As Lani Pallister Opts Out

    Jamie Perkins Takes Second Aussie 400 Free Spot In Paris As Lani Pallister Opts Out
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Entry ListsAustralian world champion Lani Pallister has dropped the women’s 400 freestyle from her schedule at the Paris Olympic Games, opening up a spot for teammate Jamie Perkins to add an individual race t
  • Summer McIntosh Drops 200 Free From Paris Olympic Schedule; MacNeil Enters 100 Free

    Summer McIntosh Drops 200 Free From Paris Olympic Schedule; MacNeil Enters 100 Free
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Entry ListsCanadian sensation Summer McIntosh has pared down her schedule at the Paris Olympics by opting out of the women’s 200 freestyle, leaving her with four individual entries at the Games.
    McIntosh was the 2
  • Rising Penn First-Year Colin Zhang Opens Westmont Summer Sectionals with 2:14.73 200 Breast

    Rising Penn First-Year Colin Zhang Opens Westmont Summer Sectionals with 2:14.73 200 Breast
    By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam
    2024 CZ North Section Summer Sectionals (Westmont)Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14th, 2024
    FMC Aquatic Center, Westmont, IL
    LCM (50m)
    Results on MeetMobile (“2024 CZ North Section Summer Sectionals”)The Summer Sectional meet at Westmont kicked off yesterday at the FMC Aquatic Center, featuring many of the top junior swimmers in Illinois and the surrounding states, as well as contingents of swimmers from college teams like Michigan, Louisville, Northwest
  • 2024 Olympic Previews: Despite Glaring Absences, Men’s 800 Free Remains Loaded

    2024 Olympic Previews: Despite Glaring Absences, Men’s 800 Free Remains Loaded
    By Sophie Kaufman on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index
    Entry ListsBy The Numbers — Men’s 800 Freestyle
    World Record: 7:32.12 — Zhang Lin, China (2009)
    World Junior Record: 7:43.37 — Lorenzo Galossi, Italy (2022)
    Olympic Record: 7:41.28 — Mykhailo Roma
  • U.S. NAG Record Holder Kaii Winkler To Represent Germany At Paris Olympics In 100 Fly

    U.S. NAG Record Holder Kaii Winkler To Represent Germany At Paris Olympics In 100 Fly
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
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    Entry ListsAfter competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month, Kaii Winkler is set to represent Germany at the 2024 Olympic Games.
    As a dual citizen of the United States and Germany, Winkler was able to opt to compet
  • The Last Time Each Country from the Americas Won an Olympic Medal

    The Last Time Each Country from the Americas Won an Olympic Medal
    By Bradley Bush on SwimSwam
    Since the 1896 debut of swimming at the first Olympic Games in Athens, 49 countries still existing today have won a medal in the sport. Of these 49 countries, 10 lie within North or South America, including the most decorated nation in the history of the sport, the United States of America. Spanning two continents, at least one of these 10 countries has won a swimming medal in every Olympiad since 1904. Below, the countries that have won a medal (Gold, Silver, or
  • American Swimmer Kate Douglass Cedes 100 Free Olympic Spot to Teammate Gretchen Walsh

    American Swimmer Kate Douglass Cedes 100 Free Olympic Spot to Teammate Gretchen Walsh
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
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    Olympic Swimming Entries as of July 12thThe Americans have made a rare last-minute change to their Olympic roster, with Kate Douglass ceding her spot in the women’s 100 meter freestyler to her University of Virginia t
  • 2024 Olympics Previews: Can Qin’s Fukuoka Triple-End the Chances of a 100 Breast 3-“Peaty”?

    2024 Olympics Previews: Can Qin’s Fukuoka Triple-End the Chances of a 100 Breast 3-“Peaty”?
    By Mark Wild on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
    Full Schedule
    SwimSwam Preview Index MEN’S 100 Breaststroke— BY THE NUMBERS:World Record: 56.88 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2019)
    World Junior Record:  59.01 – Nicolo Martinenghi, Italy (2017)
    Olympic Record: 57.13 –&
  • Initial Olympic Swimming Entries Published For 2024 Paris Games

    Initial Olympic Swimming Entries Published For 2024 Paris Games
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    2024 PARIS SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESPool Swimming: July 27 – August 4, 2024Open Water Swimming: August 8 – 9, 2024
    La Défense Arena — Paris, France
    LCM (50 meters)
    Meet Central
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    SwimSwam Preview IndexWith just 15 days to go until the start of swimming action at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, we now have a glimpse into the initial male and female entries for each nation.
    We’ll be breaking down any surprises in se
  • Katie Ledecky and The Power of Asking “Why Not?”

    Katie Ledecky and The Power of Asking “Why Not?”
    By Olivier Poirier-Leroy on SwimSwam
    Swimmers often find themselves stuck with doubt when it comes to doing tough things in the water. Here’s a simple question to ask when you find doubt and uncertainty stopping you from excellence.
    In the pursuit of excellence in the water, we often find ourselves staring at a tiled black line that mark the crossroads between potential and self-doubt.
    While reading through Katie Ledecky’s autobiography, Just Add Water, I came across a pass
  • Rising Texas Sophomores Modglin, Germonprez Post Lifetime Bests on Day 1 of Austin Sectionals

    Rising Texas Sophomores Modglin, Germonprez Post Lifetime Bests on Day 1 of Austin Sectionals
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    2024 Austin SectionalsJuly 11-14
    Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center
    Austin, Texas
    LCM (50 meters)
    Results on MeetMobile: “2024 ST TXLA SZ LC Sectional Champs”Rising University of Texas sophomores Will Modglin and Nate Germonprez kicked off Austin Sectionals on Thursday night with lifetime bests in the 100-meter freestyle and 200 breaststroke, respectively.
    Modglin fired off a personal-best 49.07 to win the 100 free, a few tenths quicker than his previ
  • Speculation: Who Will Take Over for Mike Stephens at Hawaii?

    Speculation: Who Will Take Over for Mike Stephens at Hawaii?
    By Riley Overend on SwimSwam
    With Wednesday’s news that Mike Stephens is leaving the University of Hawaii to become associate head coach at Stanford, the Rainbow Warriors have begun their search for a new head coach.
    We’ve compiled a list of some big-name candidates along with some under-the-radar options who might make sense in Honolulu, but let us know in the comments who you think would be the best fit.
    Stephanie Juncker — Associate Head Coach, University of Louisville
    It mi
  • YMCA National Champ John Rusnock (2025) Sends Verbal Commitment to Princeton

    YMCA National Champ John Rusnock (2025) Sends Verbal Commitment to Princeton
    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.
    John Rusnock from Suffield, Connecticut, has announced his verbal commitment to the application process* at Princeton University. He will be the third
  • 2024 Olympic Digest: Team USA To Have Largest Delegation With 592 Athletes In Paris

    2024 Olympic Digest: Team USA To Have Largest Delegation With 592 Athletes In Paris
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    SwimSwam will be providing a weekly rundown of the top stories in Olympic sports (outside of swimming) in the lead-up to the 2024 Games in Paris.
    Team USA Bringing 592 Athletes To Paris, Largest Delegation
    The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has announced a 592-member roster of athletes that will compete at the 2024 Olympic Games, making Team USA the biggest squad in Paris.
    The U.S. team, which includes over 250 returning Olympians and 122
  • World Record Holder Cesar Cielo Previews Men’s Olympic Sprint Events in Paris

    World Record Holder Cesar Cielo Previews Men’s Olympic Sprint Events in Paris
    By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam
    In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.Olympic champion and current world record holder in the 50 freestyle Cesar Cielo joined SwimSwam to p
  • Sarah Sjostrom Hosting “Sjostrom Invitational” For Age Group Swimmers In Stockholm

    Sarah Sjostrom Hosting “Sjostrom Invitational” For Age Group Swimmers In Stockholm
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    Swedish sprinting legend Sarah Sjostrom is still one of the best swimmers in the world, but that hasn’t stopped the 30-year-old from beginning to give back to the sport in her home country.
    In collaboration with the Swedish Olympic Committee, Swedish Swimming and Södertörns SS (Sjostrom’s home club), Sjostrom is hosting the inaugural Sjostrom Invitational next month in Stockholm, with the event set to run August 12.
     
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  • The Incredible Feat of an Olympic Repeat – Part II

    The Incredible Feat of an Olympic Repeat – Part II
    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Corey He
    It’s truly amazing the sheer number of swimmers that have defended their titles at consecutive Olympics — and so, we have ourselves a Part II to this article (and we will have AT LEAST a Part III).You can find the original article (Part I) here.Anyways, let’s dive right into it: our next slate of swimming legends who have defended their titles at the Olympics.
    Vladimir Salnikov (Soviet Union)
    His nicknames included “
  • 5 Mental Tips Swimmers Can Learn from Jack Alexy

    5 Mental Tips Swimmers Can Learn from Jack Alexy
    By Olivier Poirier-Leroy on SwimSwam
    Looking to take your mindset and swimming to the next level? Here are five things you can learn from Jack Alexy, one of the fastest freestylers on the planet.
    American Jack Alexy has joined the ranks of elite sprinters in the world.
    Now 21 years of age and standing a towering 6’8”, Alexy exploded onto the international scene at the 2023 World Championships, winning five medals, including silvers in the 50m and 100m freestyles.
    He’s also one
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