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Schooling Is Reason To Keep Olympic Torch Burning

Rhett Grametbauer | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports
Rhett Grametbauer

Over the past two weeks, I have contemplated whether the Olympics have outlived their useful life and if it would be best for everyone involved to let the fire of the Olympic torch burnout forever.

Michael Phelps Pees in the Pool, but Science Still Says That's Gross

Inverse | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Catrina Dennis There's a pretty simple rule when it comes to using public swimming pools: don't ...

Why Ledecky Wins: Grit.

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Katie Ledecky crushes the competition. She crushes her own records. She destroys world records. Everyone asks, "How does she do it?" She has nearly perfect form, with an imperfect body for swimming. She has great coaching. But the secret sauce is grit.

It's Time To Stop Undermining The Sport Of Swimming: Why Michael Phelps Truly Is the Olympic GOAT

Charlotte Sarraille | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
Charlotte Sarraille

Building off of impressive swimmers such as Mark Spitz and Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps has made swimming awesome.

How Penny Oleksiak Shows Us We Are All Champions

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 08.15.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I had not heard the name Penny Oleksiak before this week. A 16-year-old swimmer from Toronto competing at the Olympics. Her mom said in an earlier interview that Penny always goes for it right until the end of a race. Even when she is behind.

Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own World Record For Fourth Rio Gold

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

Katie Ledecky decimated her own world record for the women’s 800-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics on Friday, touching the final wall with no othe...

Matthew McConaughey Is The Most Intense Cheerleader At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment

There are a few things Matthew McConaughey loves in this world: Texas, playing the bongos naked, taking his Lincoln out for a spin, and cheering for t...

Why Do Swimmers Wear Two Caps? We Investigate.

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 12.19.2016 | Sports

While watching the Rio Olympics, you may have noticed that when some swimmers like Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky finish a race and take their swim ...

Lilly King Says The Best Part Of Winning Gold Was Doing It Clean

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.09.2016 | Sports

Lilly King won fair and square, and she’s not going to let you forget it. The American swimmer claimed gold in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Rio...

The Best Meme Of The Olympics So Far Is Angry Michael Phelps

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

Swimming champ Michael Phelps deserves another gold medal, not for his prowess in the pool but for the best Olympic game face. The Team USA star was s...

How This Tiny Swimsuit Helps An Olympian Promote LGBT Visibility

Jim Key | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Key

"I want the next generation of athletes who advance through swimming's world rankings to feel safe and comfortable being themselves."

Cody Miller Overcomes Rib Condition To Win Bronze For U.S. Swim Team

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

American swimmer Cody Miller won a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday, overcoming a rib condition that he has had since childhood. ...

Beaten Chinese Swimmer Doesn't Like Being Called A 'Drug Cheat' By Winner

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.07.2016 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO ― Tensions flared between Olympic champion Mack Horton and China’s Sun Yang in the moments after their tightly-fought men’s 400 m...

These Are The Swimmers To Watch In Rio, According To Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines

Quora | Posted 08.05.2016 | Sports

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

The Road To Rio 2016 And The Fight To Rise Up

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
Mallory Weggemann

Each practice brought its own challenges; for a while it felt like with every step forward we took ten steps back. With each passing day, the injury we were all hoping would heal over time remained constant with no sight of recovery.

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Rio's Hopefuls

Lisa Falzone | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Lisa Falzone

We're less than a month away from the world's best athletes gathering in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the Road to Rio really heated up last week with the swimming Olympic Trials. As a former competitive swimmer, I love the Olympics and watched eagerly as the hopefuls dueled in the pool for spots on Team USA.

The Black Line: New Swimming Documentary Makes Timely Arrival for 2016 Olympic Games

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 08.12.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

I can still remember standing along the sidewalk of Pico Boulevard in 1984 waiting anxiously as the Olympic torch made its way toward us. I was nine-y...

From Paralysis to Paralympic Gold

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

At age 18, competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann encountered a life-changing challenge of waist-down paralysis caused by an epidural injection gone wrong. While this type of accident might have ended a lesser athlete's career, it was not so for Ms. Weggemann.

Leveraging Young Professionals to Create Organizational Innovation

Van Donkersgoed | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact
Van Donkersgoed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

I Shaved My Body Hair for This?

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I was a very lucky child because, growing up, we didn't have a pool in our backyard.

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

Limitless at Any Age

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that."

WATCH: Missy Franklin's Incredible Practice Routine

Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports

How do you get to the Olympics? Practice. How do you score a five-medal haul -- including four gold -- and become a breakout swimming star at the ...

3 Common Beliefs That Can Prevent You From Achieving Your Health Goals

Wendy Boglioli | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Wendy Boglioli

The truth is that you don't need to have won anything to start doing something today. Define your goals, rely on a network of people to help you achieve them and turn your weaknesses into your strengths.