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Picking a College as an Elite Athlete
by kalliegregg
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:48pm

             Deciding on a university is a pivotal moment for many young people. Where you want to live, what you want to study, and the community you enter for four (or more) years can define the rest of your life. When...more

Do you get bored with the basics? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

The better you get at something the more important the basics become. Have a beginner's mind....more

The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

Talking with Dara Torres and Swim Today about The FUNNEST Sport – Swimming
by Sports Girls Play
posted May 5, 2014 at 9:33pm

If you ask kids what the FUNNEST sport is, you will get a lot of different answers – from soccer, to gymnastics, softball and everything else in between. Not a lot of them will raise their hand and say swimming. But if you ask the question a diffe...more

A Splash-Free Life?
by Mariah Burton Nelson: BEYOND WORKOUTS - Think of Yourself as an Athlete
posted December 21, 2013 at 5:15pm

What would it mean to lead a splash-free life? To splash is “to cause water or other liquid to move in a noisy or messy way.” In swimming, leading a splash-free life means gliding smoothly forward, without wastefully dissipating one&rsq...more

Sammy's, swimsuits, and...sweaters...?
by GAzevedo
posted October 20, 2013 at 5:47pm

Moving from a closet full of swimsuits to a closet full of sweaters...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Sports History Files: Women and long-distance swimming
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 9, 2013 at 7:50pm

Tweet It didn’t take long for some eyebrows to be raised over Diana Nyad’s record swim from Cuba to Key West earlier this month. On Sunday, The New York Times took a deeper look, and I’ll leave it to the parties interviewed to shed some...more

She Made It: Diana Nyad Achieves Xtreme Dream
by Pretty Tough
posted September 3, 2013 at 8:42am

 Diana Nyad Rocks. Simply. Unbelievable. Mother Nature, along with millions of online fans, were on endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s side during her successful 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida.  It was Nyad’s fifth attempt at the hi...more

Who wants a full-ride? A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting and how to improve your chances of getting a full-ride scholarship....more

Six Teenage Girls Swimming the English Channel for Charity
by Pretty Tough
posted June 29, 2013 at 12:29am

What are you doing during your summer vacation? For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity.  They are 6GirlsNoBuoys, and they’ve been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyd...more

5 Reasons to Join a Summer Swim Team
by Sports Girls Play
posted May 27, 2013 at 10:36am

As we head into our sixth season of Summer Swim Team, I thought it would be appropriate to bring this post back out of the archives. All three of my kids look forward to summer swim and some of the best summer memories have been made thanks to our time on...more

Pakistani swimmer breaks International Records
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted November 16, 2012 at 6:35pm

BY: NATASHA RAHEELKARACHI: National swimming champion Kiran Khan finished 10th in her 50-metre butterfly event at the ninth Asian Swimming Championship in Dubai but Liana Swann managed to break three national records in the 400 individual medley, 100...more

JILL OF ALL TRADES: How Being a Multi-Sport Athlete Keeps Me Balanced
by SemperSarah
posted October 30, 2012 at 6:21pm

Being active is my lifeblood. Whether I am playing soccer or snowboarding, I welcome every athletic adventure that comes my way. The variety of sports I participate in encourages balance, balance enhances health, and health breeds happiness....more

Diana Nyad Ends Historic Swim
by Draft Day Suit
posted August 21, 2012 at 9:00pm

She spent over 41 hours swimming in shark-infested waters, battling multiple stings from jellyfish and relentless storms. And tomorrow is her 63rd birthday.  How is that for tough? Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad set out from Havana on Saturday night h...more

It’s a Go: Diana Nyad’s Fourth Attempt at Cuba-Florida Swim
by Pretty Tough
posted August 19, 2012 at 8:55pm

Long distance swimmer Diana Nyad called upon her farflung crew to get themselves to Key West this weekend for her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Taking advantage of weather signs and conditions, Nyad (less than a week shy of her 63rd birthd...more

Missy Franklin and the NCAA: Amateur or pro?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 16, 2012 at 7:54am

Missy Franklin won four gold medals at the London Olympic Games, but she does not want the endorsements or the sponsorships, thank you very much. At least, not yet. Franklin stated, according to a number of media outlets, that she wants to preserve her a...more

Olympic Swimming Wrap-Up
by Draft Day Suit
posted August 12, 2012 at 6:29pm

Here’s guest blogger Jill’s wrap-up from the Olympic pool. We’re happy to report Jill has agreed to join us as a contributor. She is looking forward to football season. (And so are we!) Sadly, Olympic swimming is now over and this will ...more

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