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Surfing Helped This Gay Athlete Come To Terms With His Sexuality

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 02.10.2017 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports North shore of Oahu in Hawaii is where I seek solace. Before any surf session, I take a moment to harmon...

10 Of The Most Perfect Swimming Spots On Earth

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel

When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire...

Beachy Keen: Warm Getaways From NYC | Posted 01.23.2017 | Travel

To find more beautiful destinations, visit For a relaxing winter retreat, we like these four destinations because they're hot, beautifu...

Woodstock, Vermont: A Car-Free Winter Wonderland | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel

For more Northeast destinations, please visit It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call Woodstock, Vermont one of New England's prettiest ...

Woodstock, Vermont: A Car-Free Winter Wonderland | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel

For more Northeast destinations, please visit It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call Woodstock, Vermont one of New England's prettiest ...

Here's to the Swimmers & the Spectators: A Lesson in Vulnerability.

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.10.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

I had just finished a set when she walked by, carrying the same hot pink swim bag I have, except she was three decades younger. I could tell by her st...

Happily Retired Michael Phelps Has A Lot On His Plate -- And He Eats It Up

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.22.2016 | Weird News

This article is part of HuffPost’s Reclaim campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. As...

Michael Phelps Wears All 23 Gold Medals On Sports Illustrated Cover

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.21.2016 | Sports

Michael Phelps is considered the greatest Olympic athlete of all time, and Sports Illustrated’s latest issue shows why. Phelps appeared on his 12th ...

Princeton Swim Team Suspended For 'Misogynistic And Racist' Emails

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women

You can now add Princeton’s swim team to the growing list of college sports teams that have had sexist and offensive email chains come to light in t...

These 3 Sports Are Best For Staving Off Heart Disease And Death

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Reuters) - Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics are associated with the best odds of staving off death, and in particular of reducing the ris...

The Best Things to Do in Bristol, Rhode Island | Posted 11.29.2016 | Travel

For more stories on car-free getaways head to Bristol, Rhode Island is a New England town that is made for car-free coastal exploration...

Lego Honors Paralympian Swimmers With Their Own Figures

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.14.2016 | Good News

Lego’s latest offerings are making quite a splash. The company has immortalized two medal-winning Paralympians from Singapore minifigures. The tiny ...

L.A. Swim Week; a Summer Highpoint

Philip David Morton | Posted 09.04.2016 | Style
Philip David Morton

LA Swim Week model in Pauleth Swimwear 2016 (photo:Jon Malan) "Why should Miami be the only place to show beachwear? We have better weather anyway!"...

What I've Learned About Indian Culture While Swimming

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

At the pool, I felt invincible. My tan lines symbolized hard-work and determination. I embraced the scent of chlorine as my own and I happily consumed giant Chipotle burritos because calories equaled fuel -- not fat.

Finding My Ironman Heaven

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Sometimes it feels to me like life is a race that I didn't sign up for it. There's no map for it. There's no way to train on the course, or really just to train at all. How can anyone expect all of that? I just have to wait to let it unfold, including all the hills that I didn't expect.

4 Tips For Keeping The Rest Of Your Summer Both Fun and Safe

Jack Choros | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Choros

For just about everyone, from the very young to the very old, summertime is the peak time of year for fun. The warm weather opens the door to a wealth...

Sports Psychology For Rio Olympians And You: Dr. JoAnn's Insider Tips

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

I'd like to let you in on some of my best techniques, so you can bring out your inner Olympian within your own life. I'd like to give you the tools for that champion mindset that we are seeing at the Rio Olympics so you can use this on a daily basis.

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 ...

Mind games - The psychology of Olympic competition

ResearchGate | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports

CC BY-NC Andy MiahFor Olympic athletes, the pressure of the Games can be immense. Often, years of training and preparation culminate in one shot to ma...

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.

USA's Anthony Ervin Swims To Gold, 16 Years After His First Triumph

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.13.2016 | Sports

Anthony Ervin of the United States reclaimed the mantle of fastest man in the water on Friday by taking the Olympic 50 meters freestyle gold medal 16 ...

USA's Maya DiRado Wins 200-Meter Backstroke For Fourth Olympic Medal

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.13.2016 | Sports

By Mark Trevelyan RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Maya DiRado of the United States won the women’s 200 meters backstroke in her final race on Friday, ree...

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...

The Night My Son Learned Black Kids Can Swim (And Be The Best In The World At It)

Donna Harris | Posted 08.14.2016 | Black Voices
Donna Harris

My husband, Linwood, doesn’t like to swim. He’ll get in the water, but he looks more like a cat being dunked into a dreaded bath than a man having...