Commentary by Brent Rutemiller
PHOENIX, Arizona, May 19. CASEY Barrett and Peter Busch got the story right. Michael Phelps is going to come back and compete again for the United States in the sport of swimming.
The Associated Press, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, Sports illustrated, Sporting News, and Huffington Post all picked up on their comeback reports
Feature by Elle Meinholz, Swimming World internship
Just like many young competitive swimmers, South African Olympic Gold Medalist Darian Townsend dreamed of continuing his swimming career in college. Unlike these swimmers who grow up and move miles away from home to swim as college athletes, Townsend wound up in an entirely different country as he moved to the United States to furt
By Steven Munatones, Open Water Source
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, May 7. IT is a common understanding among the media and triathlon community that open water swimming is the most dangerous leg of their sport. This belief is due to the fact that nearly 100% of the fatalities during triathlon competitions occur during the swim leg.
While this fact is true and the number of fata
Commentary by Nathan Jendrick
Having played host to the last two U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming--and having done a magnificent job with both, I should add--Omaha, NE has earned the right to call itself the host city for America's biggest swim meet. Not just in 2016 for its third go-round, but for good. As long as Omaha wants to play host to our fanatical swimming communi
Commentary by Gwynne Freeman
At the start of every swim season parents often ask themselves How can I help make my swimmer better? At pools everywhere you will find parents that believe the answer lies in pushing and demanding more from their swimmer--but that is not the answer. The answer is simple. Give to the sport and your swimmer will excel.
It is a safe bet at swim meets
Commentary by Jeff Commings
PHOENIX, Arizona, May 1. WHEN Jason Collins made news Monday as the first openly gay professional athlete in the Big Four sports in the United States, I was elated. My emotions surfaced not only because Collins decided to come out and make his sexuality public, but because the most popular basketball player in the world, Kobe Bryant, tweeted full support.
By Elle Meinholz, Swimming World intern
Denison University's men's and women's swim programs recently put together sensational efforts at the NCAA Division III Championships. Its men's team took home second place honors after a two-year stint on top, while the women placed third in Shenandoah, Texas.
With those types of efforts, and the bulk of its history a
Feature by Shoshanna Rutemiller
The following is updated from a Swimming World health feature on high school swimmer and team MVP Esmeralda Perez posted on February 20, 2013. Read the original article here.
PHOENIX, Arizona, April 15. ESMERALDA Perez received some bittersweet
By Dr. G. John Mullen, DPT, CSCS of Swimming Science and Center of Optimal Restoration , Creator of Swimmer's Shoulder System, Swimmi
PHOENIX, Arizona, April 10. TOMORROW the Arena USA Swimming Grand Prix Series hits the Sonoran Desert. Expect saguaros, sun, sunscreen, chlorine ... and fast Olympians racing. Nineteen US Olympians are entered in the Mesa, Ariz., meet at the Skyline Aquatic Center, including Arizona natives Breeja Larson (Mesa) and Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson).
Along with a collection of international talent