Cupping Versus KAATSU

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Greatest Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps, has drawn a lot of attention to the ancient Chinese art of cupping during his continued gold-medal run at the 2016 [...]

Nailing It Before You Get In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the 2001 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, we were given an assignment: find a manicurist for the USA women's national swim team. It was much easier said [...]

Swimming Like Olympians In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What is the difference between the racing tactics and mindset used at the highest levels (Olympic athletes and professional swimmers) and amateur open water competitors? Nothing, in our opinion. [...]

What Is The Pitch For Swimming In America?

Photos courtesy of USA Swimming. While there is reportedly over one million individuals who do some form of winter swimming throughout China, over 85% of Australians live near its beautiful coastlines, and nearly every elementary [...]

Dancing With The Stars

The first live telecast with Diana Nyad pairing up with professional dancer Henry Byalikov will be shown tonight in America on Dancing With the Stars. "I'm a huge fan of both dancing and the show [...]

Tristin Baxter, A Sun Devil Doing Open Water

Today on the West Coast, the University of California Berkeley Bears and the Arizona State University Sun Devils collegiate dual swim meet was televised on the Pac-12 Network. Throughout the meet, Olympian Natalie Coughlin served [...]

400 Just For Kicks And Time

It is often said that the fastest swimmers also have the fastest kicks. It has been largely true since the days of Duke Kahanamoku and continues on to the era of Natalie Coughlin and Ryan [...]

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