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Colin Kennedy Named Age Group Coach of the Year at ASCA Swim Clinic

Colin Kennedy Named Age Group Coach of the Year at ASCA Swim Clinic Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club coach Colin Kennedy was named the 2021 Age Group Coach of the Year this week by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and Fitter and Faster. Kennedy was one of the finalists named in July. The ...

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5 Outside-the-Pool Activities For Faster Swimming

5 Outside-the-Pool Activities For Faster Swimming When thinking about ways to become a faster swimmer, it makes plenty of sense to consider certain things you can do differently and better IN the water. However, more swimming does not always translate to better results. As a matter of fact, there ar...

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Cali Condors’ Beata Nelson Takes Down American Record in 100 IM

Cali Condors’ Beata Nelson Takes Down American Record in 100 IM Beata Nelson’s outstanding 2021 International Swimming League season added an American record to the resume on Friday. Nelson won the women’s 100-meter individual medley at ISL Match 7 on Friday in 57.90 seconds. That’s the fastest time...

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Being a Transgender Athlete in the Swimming World

Being a Transgender Athlete in the Swimming World By Tara Draper - Swimming World College Intern Recently, I had a friend - who is not an athlete - come out as transgender. She has had many battles regarding her identity and has slowly started transitioning. Her transition led me to t...

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What Makes the Perfect Swimmer's Body?

What Makes the Perfect Swimmer's Body? Although swimmers with a wide variety of body types have found success in the sport, most at the international level tend to look similar, sporting tall and muscular bodies - typically with long torsos, long arms and short legs. This begs the question: If you c...

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Respect For the Olympic Games Distance Double of Bobby Finke

Bobby Finke raced to the wall. Putting together a sprinter’s final 50, he surged ahead of the field and made history. With a time of 7:41.87, the U.S. swimmer became the first man ever to win Olympic gold in the 800 meter freestyle, an event added this year at the Tokyo Olympic Games. It was a stunn...