Commentary

Life as a Professional Swimmer

Guest column by Russell Payne SANTA CLARA, California, January 24. BEING a professional swimmer is tough. You will hear many of us say things like: "If I were as good

The Inspirational Geoff Huegill

Guest feature by Cassandra Murnieks SYDNEY, Australia, January 21. AFTER the 2004 Olympics, Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill retired from the sport, thinking he would never set foot into a pool

What To Look For This New Year

Column by John Lohn, Swimming World senior writer BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, January 3. HAPPY New Year to our faithful readers. Hopefully, the first few days of 2011 have treated

Looking Towards The Future of Ryan Lochte

Column by John Lohn, Swimming World senior writer BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, December 20. THE wait for the next Mark Spitz was a 36-year process, not realized until Michael Phelps

Swim Team Goals, Roles, and Attitude

Feature by Tonya Nascimento, Swimming World intern TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 3. HAVE you ever thought about how your actions affect the team? Swimming is categorized as an individual sport, and

Balancing Vacation and Staying in Shape

Feature by Michelle Berman, Swimming World intern PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, December 2. WHEN athletes go home for vacation the hardest part is keeping motivated and focused enough to swim and

Tips for the Female Swimmer

Feature by Chelsa Messinger PHOENIX, Arizona, November 26. IT was looking to be a great Thursday night. I was sitting on the couch with my newly-acquired, quarterback boyfriend and his

Confidence You Can’t Wipe Off

Feature by Michelle Berman, Swimming World intern PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, November 25. TEAM unity is one of the single most important parts of having a successful championship team. Team unity