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The 18 Worst Types of Swimmers to Deal With at Practice

The 18 Worst Types of Swimmers to Deal With at Practice By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. Waking up before the sun rises, diving into a cold pool, getting water stuck in your ears; these are a few of every swimmer’s least favorite things. A swimmer’s pet peeve can even take the form o...

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A Look at Early U.S. Olympic Trials Development

In 2020, we’re missing out on one of the fastest and most exciting meets in the sport of swimming: The U.S. Olympic Trials.  The history of this meet reveals an interesting progression of events as they were included in the Olympics, and gives insight into the history of the sport of swimming.  Look...

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Swimming is One of the Greatest Constants in Life

The human mind can be pretty weird sometimes. As people, we go through waves of highs and lows in life, and our mind is in control of it.  Of course, certain events and situations will trigger it to get out of rhythm. However, our mind is in command of how we react to everything. So it doesn't reall...

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2016 Trials Throwback: Abbey Weitzeil, Simone Manuel Repeat in 50

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. A wide open 50 freestyle wouldn’t exactly be news. But ...

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2021 Trials Vision: Katie Ledecky and Who Else in the 800 Free

2021 Trials Vision: Katie Ledecky and Who Else in the 800 Free Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like i...

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2016 Trials Throwback: Katie Ledecky Takes Victory Lap in 800

2016 Trials Throwback: Katie Ledecky Takes Victory Lap in 800 Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in...

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Losing Like An Olympic Champion

Losing Like An Olympic Champion (Matt Grevers) As Swimming World nears the end of eight days of throwbacks to the 2016 Olympic Trials, it seemed an appropriate time to rerun the following piece by former staff writer Annie Grevers. After her husband, Olympic champion Matt Grevers, finished third in ...

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Who Are They: Meet 7 Unsung Swim Meet Heroes

Who Are They: Meet 7 Unsung Swim Heroes Not all heroes wear goggles. Making sure a swim meet runs smoothly involves much more work than you may think. While swimmers physically exert themselves and earn recognition at meets, the effort needed to organize and execute the meet is often unheralded. Thi...

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2016 Trials Throwback: Michael Phelps Marks Return with 200 Fly Win

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. The world was first introduced to a fresh-faced 15-year...

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Anthony Ervin on Olympic Rule 50: 'That's Not Going to Fly'

Anthony Ervin has visited the top step of the Olympic podium often enough to understand how sacred a place it can be. The gold medalist in the men’s 50 free in 2000 and 2016, two very different versions of the cerebral Ervin rose to that hallowed place. If he gets the chance to mount the top step ag...

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2021 Trials Vision: Ryan Murphy Heads Crowded 100 Back Field

Each day during the pre-scheduled days of the 2020 US Olympic Trials, Swimming World will take its readers back four years to the 2016 Trials in Omaha to recap each event, and will offer some insight into what the events will look like in 2021. For six straight Olympic Games, the 100 backstroke has ...