• James Madison Welcomes 2020 Signing Class

    James Madison Welcomes 2020 Signing Class
    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: JMU Sports
    HARRISONBURG, Va. – Eleven student-athletes are set to join the James Madison swimming & diving program for the 2020-21 campaign, as announced by head coach Dane Pedersen on Wednesday, May 6.
    “We are very excited to welcome our new class to JMU,” said Pedersen. “While their talent and accomplishments grabbed our attention, they are more than just the right swimmers/divers for our program, they are the right people
  • Swim Mom: The Secret To Motivating Our Kids

    Swim Mom: The Secret To Motivating Our Kids
    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Elizabeth Wickham
    Many parents want their kids to stay in shape while their teams are on hiatus. We can encourage our kids to run, bicycle, stretch, do yoga or other activities while our pools are closed. But how do we motivate them to do these things? 
    The best way to encourage our kids to put down video games and phones is not by bribing or threatening them — but by inspiring them. We can be good examples ourselves with our routine
  • Daily Dryland Swimming Workouts #68 – Full Body to Start the Week

    Daily Dryland Swimming Workouts #68 – Full Body to Start the Week
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers. Since most of the world’s pools are currently closed for business, we wanted to give swimmers and coaches an alternative set of dryland workouts to use to stay fit during the quarantine. These workouts will be designed to be done around the house. Some will use basic equipmen
  • Swimming Canada Pubblica La Guida “Return To Swimming”

    Swimming Canada Pubblica La Guida “Return To Swimming”
    By Giusy Cisale on SwimSwam
    Swimming Canada ha pubblicato la guida ufficiale COVID-19 Return to Swimming Framework, che illustra le raccomandazioni per il ritorno degli atleti agli allenamenti e alle competizioni. Il documento di 22 pagine è stato redatto da un gruppo di lavoro di 16 persone e da una sottocommissione di 13 persone.clicca qui per il documento ufficialeIl documento illustra il ritorno in piscina in 4 fasi. La fase 1 permetterà l’inserimento di un “pi
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  • 49-Time Masters World Record Holder Frank Piemme Dies at 95

    49-Time Masters World Record Holder Frank Piemme Dies at 95
    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    Frank Piemme, a 49-time FINA masters world record holder, has died at the age of 95.
    Piemme was born in San Bernadino, CA, on January 8, 1925, according to his International Swimming Hall of Fame biography. He was “persuaded” to try swimming while attending Taft high school – before World War I put a temporary end to high school sports. After graduating from Taft in 1943, Piemme swam a half-season for Cal Tech University in Pasadena, CA, then joined t
  • Swim England Seeking Clarity on Training Options Under New COVID Guidelines

    Swim England Seeking Clarity on Training Options Under New COVID Guidelines
    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    Swim England, the national governing body of water sports in England, suggested that it might condone returning to training in small groups after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an easing of COVID-19-related restrictions Thursday.
    According to the new rules, starting June 1, six people from different households will be allowed to meet up outdoors as long as they comply with social distancing requirements. Johnson also announced that some secondary schools (middl
  • Power 5 Conference Commissioners Ask Congress for Support on NIL Legislation

    Power 5 Conference Commissioners Ask Congress for Support on NIL Legislation
    By Torrey Hart on SwimSwam
    In a three-page letter sent to Congress last week, commissioners from the Power 5 conferences asked for support by enacting federal legislation regarding college athletes’ abilities to profit off their own name, image, and likenesses ahead of the NCAA’s own rules, The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach reported Friday.
    The Power 5 conferences are Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Pac-12, and Big 12.
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  • Carson Foster Heading to Austin Early in the Wake of Olympic Postponement

    Carson Foster Heading to Austin Early in the Wake of Olympic Postponement
    By Robert Gibbs on SwimSwam
    It has been quite the strange spring for most high school seniors, and that’s especially true for those seniors with Olympic aspirations. With his sights set on competing for a spot on the Olympic Team, Carson Foster was one of those who chose to graduate high school a semester early in order to focus on swimming in the run-up to what was supposed to be the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, before heading to the University of Texas this fall. Obviously those plans were
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  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware LSCs Urging Governors To Allow Club Swimming

    New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware LSCs Urging Governors To Allow Club Swimming
    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    The New Jersey, Middle Atlantic, and Allegheny Mountain LSCs are calling on their state governors to allow swim clubs to resume training.
    General chairs from the three LSCs (local swimming committees, or the regional organizers of club swimming within USA Swimming) appeared of FOX News this week to argue for the reopening of aquatic facilities to clubs, who they say can follow safety protocols as states start to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • UTPB Posts Job Listing For Head Swimming Coach, No Response About Current Staff

    UTPB Posts Job Listing For Head Swimming Coach, No Response About Current Staff
    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    The University of Texas Permian Basin has published a job listing for a new head swimming coach and aquatics director – but the school has not answered our questions about the status of the team’s 2019-2020 staff.
    UTPB still lists Cameron Kainer on its official team roster as head coach. But a job posting has been published for the head coaching job at the Division II NCAA program. We reached out to the school last week for comment, but they ha
  • Swimming Canada Releases Return To Swimming Framework

    Swimming Canada Releases Return To Swimming Framework
    By Ben Dornan on SwimSwam
    Swimming Canada has released its official COVID-19 Return to Swimming Framework, outlining their recommendations for athletes’ return to training and competition. The 22-page document was put together by a 16-person Working Group and 13-person coaching sub-committee and released on Friday, May 29, 2020.The full document and press release can be accessed here.
    Framework document can be read here.
    An FAQ can be seen here.The document sets out Swimming Canada’s
  • FGCU Picks Up East Carolina Transfer and Slovak NR-Holder Sara Niepelova

    FGCU Picks Up East Carolina Transfer and Slovak NR-Holder Sara Niepelova
    By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam
    After one season at the now-shuttered East Carolina University swimming & diving program, Slovakian national record-holder Sara Niepelova is transferring to Florida Gulf Coast University.
    East Carolina announced on May 21 that they would cut their men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs. Besides Niepelova, Kristen Stege (Tennessee) and Adela Vavrinova (Arkansas) have publicly announced transfers for next season.
    “I chose FGCU becaus
  • NAG Relay Record-holder Liza Whitmire to Swim for Princeton in 2020-21

    NAG Relay Record-holder Liza Whitmire to Swim for Princeton in 2020-21
    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.
    Liza Whitmire, a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Charlotte, North Carolina, is headed to Princeton, New Jersey in the fall to swim
  • Sprinter Christian Osterndorf Stays Local, Verbals to Arizona State

    Sprinter Christian Osterndorf Stays Local, Verbals to Arizona State
    By Karl Ortegon 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.
    Arizona State has picked up in-state sprinter Christian Osterndorf from Rio Salado Swim Club.
    I am excited to announce my verbal commitment t
  • Arkansas Picks Up a Transfer from Adela Vavrinova after ECU Cuts Program

    Arkansas Picks Up a Transfer from Adela Vavrinova after ECU Cuts Program
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    Adela Vavrinova will transfer to the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2021, continuing a hot recruiting spring for the Razorbacks. Vavrinova, from the Czech Republic, is one of a number of swimmers who were left without a program when East Carolina announced on May 21 that they would cut their men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs.
    “I’m really happy to announce my verbal commitment to the University Of Arkansas!” Vavrinova
  • Daily Swim Coach Workout #107

    Daily Swim Coach Workout #107
    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:  Base building
    Target age group:  15-18 years old
    Target level:  Senior Age Gro
  • SwimAtlanta Sprinter Sarah Livingston Verbals to Georgia Tech for 2021

    SwimAtlanta Sprinter Sarah Livingston Verbals to Georgia Tech for 2021
    By Karl Ortegon 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.
    Sarah Livingston, a rising senior at Parkview High School who trains club with SwimAtlanta, is staying in-state with her verbal commitment to Geor
  • Russian National Team Will Hold Training Camp On June 2

    Russian National Team Will Hold Training Camp On June 2
    By Nicole Miller on SwimSwam
    The Russian Swimming Federation announced that it plans to hold a National Team training camp at Lake Round beginning on June 2. However, the head coach of the Russian National Team, Sergey Chepik, who is 66, said that he would not attend it.
    In his statement, Chepik said that the camp will be limited to 40 people, including swimmers, trainers, and coaches.
    This comes as the Russian Swimming Federation has approved a proposal on the process of lifting restrictions fo
  • University of Delaware Receives Commitment From Jack Gibson

    University of Delaware Receives Commitment From Jack Gibson
    By Bailey Duran 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.
    Jack Gibson, a current high school senior from Fairfax Station, Virginia, has committed to swim for Division I University of Delaware under head coach
  • Exclusive Interview With Japanese Olympian Rikako Ikee

    Exclusive Interview With Japanese Olympian Rikako Ikee
    By Retta Race on SwimSwam
    The sporting world was taken aback in February 2019 when then-18-year-old swimmer Rikako Ikee of Japan revealed her leukemia diagnosis.
    The announcement came just a handful of months after the freestyle and butterfly ace was named as the first-ever female MVP of the Asian Games, an honor which proceeded her 100m fly 2016 Olympic final appearance and individual gold medal at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.
    After almost a year in the hospital, the Renaissance Kameido
  • Swimming Ke Kuch Adbhut Records

    Swimming Ke Kuch Adbhut Records
    By Sanuj Srivastava on SwimSwam
    Janiye Duniya Me Bnaye Gaye Incredible Swimming Records01.Agar aap swimming follow karte hai ya sirf news hi follow karte hai toh probably aapne Sarah Thomas ki extraordinary story jarur suni ya padhi hogi. Breast cancer se treatment lene ke baad wo pahli person bani jinhone four times non-stop English Channel swim kiya.
    Is amazing achievement ke liye is 37-year-old ko 54 hours se thoda jyada laga aur itne time mei unhone almost 130 miles swim kiya. Apni is journe
  • Breaststroker Mario Koenigsperger To Return To USC After Gap Year

    Breaststroker Mario Koenigsperger To Return To USC After Gap Year
    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    52.1-breaststroker Mario Koenigsperger will rejoin the USC Trojans for the upcoming NCAA swimming & diving season after an Olympic gap year.
    Koenigsperger sat out last season to prepare for a potential Olympic bid for his native New Zealand. With the Tokyo Olympics postponed from 2020 to 2021, Koenigsperger will return to college competition for his senior season, and will swim for USC’s brand-new coaching staff. The Trojans just hired Jerem
  • NCAA President Takes 20% Pay Cut; Insurance Policy Kicks In for $270 Million

    NCAA President Takes 20% Pay Cut; Insurance Policy Kicks In for $270 Million
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    The NCAA, which governs most intercollegiate athletics in the United States, has unveiled details of the financial contingency plan that has played out as part of the global coronavirus pandemic.
    The NCAA is projected to lose more than $700 million in revenue from the cancellation of the 2020 Division I men’s basketball tournament, which is easily the organization’s most valuable asset. That includes loss of ticket sales, and loss of revenue from its media
  • Dean Farris, Raphael Marcoux To Return To Harvard Roster For 2020-2021 Season

    Dean Farris, Raphael Marcoux To Return To Harvard Roster For 2020-2021 Season
    By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam
    American record-holder Dean Farris will return to the Harvard roster for the 2020-2021 NCAA season after an Olympic gap year. So will NCAA qualifier Raphael Marcoux.
    The school confirmed both swimmers will rejoin the program this coming season. Farris (USA) and Marcoux (Canada) are both Olympic hopefuls for their respective nations, and sat out last college season to prepare for Olympic Trials meets in long course meters.
    Farris is a huge returner for
  • Relive Michael Phelps’ 2008 Appearance on Saturday Night Live

    Relive Michael Phelps’ 2008 Appearance on Saturday Night Live
    By Braden Keith on SwimSwam
    For the last 45 years, Saturday Night Live has brought American audiences its unique brand of sketch comedy on Saturday nights, launching the careers of some of the world’s most famous comedians. As the show settles into its new virtual format (with some hits and some misses), NBC Sports on Friday is running a marathon of the show hosted by some of the greatest athletes ever.
    Leading off the set, beginning at 7 Eastern Time, is Michael Phelps in hosting appearan
  • Indiana Wesleyan Head Coach Laurissa Dalrymple Announces Resignation

    Indiana Wesleyan Head Coach Laurissa Dalrymple Announces Resignation
    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Indiana Wesleyan Athletics
    MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University Department of Athletics has announced the resignation of head swimming coach Laurissa Dalrymple. Dalrymple was named the program’s first coach in October of 2016 and just completed her third season.
    “We will be forever grateful to Laurissa for the work that she has done starting our women’s swim team,” said Director of Athletics Mark DeMichael. “Sh
  • CIO: Commissioni 2020 Composte Per Il 47,7% Da Donne

    CIO: Commissioni 2020 Composte Per Il 47,7% Da Donne
    By Aglaia Pezzato on SwimSwam
    Nella giornata di ieri, Giovedì 28 maggio, il Comitato Olimpico Internazionale (CIO) ha fatto un nuovo passo verso l’uguaglianza di genere.
    Il comitato ha annunciato la composizione delle commissioni del CIO per il 2020.
    Le commissioni sono composte dagli stessi membri del CIO e le posizioni sono assegnate su nomina del presidente in consultazione con il comitato esecutivo. Attualmente, 4 membri del comitato esecutivo su 16 sono donne.
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  • Big Ten Announces 2020 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

    Big Ten Announces 2020 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
    By SwimSwam on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Big Ten Conference
    The Big Ten Conference office announced its annual postgraduate scholarship recipients on Thursday. Two student-athletes from each of the 14 Big Ten institutions who plan to continue their education at a graduate degree program were each awarded a $7,500 scholarship, based primarily on academic achievements.
    This year’s recipients span 18 different sports and will continue their education in a variety of different disciplines, including
  • 10 Things About Practice We Can All Learn From The Little Mermaid

    10 Things About Practice We Can All Learn From The Little Mermaid
    By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam
    Courtesy: Mireille Aleman
    It has been so long since the kids have been in the water together, that we should really talk a bit about practice. Let’s get those swimmers excited about getting back to WORKING HARD. When it comes to inspiration and life-lessons, I think we can all agree on one thing — Ariel’s got us covered…..No? Well maybe not, but go with me on this anyways — If you have never seen The Little Mermaid, 1) Where hav
  • “I Was In The Presence Of Greatness”: Don Wagner Recounts Coaching Janet Evans

    “I Was In The Presence Of Greatness”: Don Wagner Recounts Coaching Janet Evans
    By James Sutherland on SwimSwam
    While listening to SwimSwam’s podcast with Olympic legend Janet Evans last week, esteemed coach Don Wagner found himself thinking back to 1989.
    Wagner had landed the job as head coach of Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST) in April of that year, and with the role came the responsibility of coaching arguably the most dominant figure in the sport at the time.
    “Bud (McAllister) had been the coach before, and there were a lot of good kids

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