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Can Competitive Swimmers Hear the Crowd Cheering When Swimming?

Quora | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Carly Geehr, former USA Swimming National Team Member Definitely! Especially in breaststroke, when t...

The Trio of the Gorgeous U.S. Men's Swim Team

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Maureen Elinzano

Michael, Ryan, and Nathan are more than welcome to swim my way whenever they want to...

Sometimes the Price of Success Is Just Too High

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Christina Patterson

When the top American swimming coach said that Ye Shiwen's performance was "unbelievable," he sounded pretty fed up. You would be fed up if you thought your country might be beaten by a country that was cheating. But you might also be fed up if you were beaten by a country that wasn't.

'As A Swimmer, You Just Have To Accept That You're Swimming In Pee.'

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Sports

Carly Geehr has answered one of life's eternal questions: Do Olympians pee in the pool? The answer, is, yes, but the extent to which this is true m...

The Life Out Loud: The $29,000 Birthday Swim

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

To celebrate her 29th birthday, San Francisco resident, storyteller, landscape architect, urban designer, writer, athlete and born risk-taker Sarah Peck has thrown down the gauntlet.

Phelps Takes Silver

Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps may have just missed out on the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly but he does have quite a nice consolation prize. His silver medal...

What Does the Perfect Presentation Feel Like? Take a Lesson From Lochte

Connie Dieken | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Turns out, your toughest competitor isn't standing next to you. It's inside of you. If you will step out of your own shadow, you will be the presenter you want to be -- and you'll create a must-see moment for any audience.

What Is It Like To Be an Olympic Swimmer?

Quora | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Bonnie Boglioli Randall, Writer Let me preface this by saying that I am not an Olympic athlete. Howe...

Why Are Some Olympic Sports Whiter Than Others?

Keli Goff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports
Keli Goff

Pint-sized gymnastics powerhouse Gabby Douglas stands out for her strength, grace and show stopping routines, particularly on the uneven bars. She also stands out because of her race.

Foam Is Where the Heart Is

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.29.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm probably the only person in the world who's watching the Olympic swimming events and thinking: Boy oh boy, they sure kick up a lot of foam!

Olympian Dana Vollmer Swims Through Heart Risk

Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio Cathy Vollmer sits in the front row at the 2003 USA National Swimming Championships in Indianapolis. She's nervous, as any mom w...

An Olympian in Our Midst

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

Wrapped tight in a specially made wetsuit, tested to endure the 30 F waters of the Bering Strait, Philippe will attempt the final leg of an international tour that most Olympic Swimmers wouldn't dare: crossing the four major straits of water connecting the world's continents.

22-Year-Old Swims For Olympic Glory

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World 22-year-old Jimmy Feigen, born September 26, 1989, in Hilo, Hawaii is set to represent Team USA at the Lond...

College Swimming Star To Make Olympic Debut

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World In 2008, Caitlin Leverenz barely missed the Olympic team when she placed third in the 200 breaststroke. In ...

Vollmer Returns To Olympic Stage

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World 24-year-old Dana Vollmer was half her current age when she made her first USA Olympic Trials appearance in ...

Florida's Natural Springs Are The Real Fountains Of Youth

Visit Florida | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

To dive or snorkel in them is to experience an otherworldly sensation, a weightless flight through an underwater garden shaped by water clear as a lens, gnome-like rock formations, darting fish and billowing aquatic plants.

Sometimes the Sidelines Are Best

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

I was beside myself with the idea of being on the sidelines and yet, that was where I needed to be. I needed to have faith in the process. Faith in the instructors and faith in my children's abilities.

WATCH: The Summer's Worst Bellyflop FAILs

Posted 09.15.2012 | Comedy

Summer is the time of year for hanging out by the pool, relaxing by the lake, or kicking back on a lazy river. But there's always that one friend who ...

The Speedy End To My Olympic-Sized Resolution

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Watching the U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming left me in a state of awe. Look at those bodies! I tossed the last few Fritos into my mouth and said: 'I am going to become a swimmer.'

She's HOW Old? Another Reason Not to Let Age Slow You Down

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 09.08.2012 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Staying active and taking care of yourself is the best way to live a long and happy life, no matter what your number.

5 Swim Safety Questions, Answered

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Is there anything more inviting on a hot summer day than a sparkling pool or spraying ocean? Swimming is a good way to stay cool, get some low-impact ...

Ricky Berens Going To Olympics, Finds Out On Twitter

Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports

Some swim fans may have felt a twinge of disappointment on Monday when they learned that Michael Phelps won't be heading to London to attempt to dupli...

The Heartwarming Story Of A New York Times Writer And An Olympic Champion

The New York Times | Posted 07.02.2012 | Good News

I’ve been the Forrest Gump of sportswriters, a witness to all kinds of history. I was there for the Mighty Ducks’ first N.H.L. game and Pete Sampr...

New Study Pinpoints Hand Position That Makes Swimmers Fast

Posted 07.02.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 07/01/2012 11:03 AM EDT on LiveScience When watching the Summer Olympics, take a good...

Home Sweet Home

Leslie Mellet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

I love the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon because the route includes some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of Philadelphia. I had a great race and felt very strong the entire time.