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Times keep dropping in second week of Irvine Swim League meets

Woodbridge Tritons go up against the College Park Splash The Woodbridge Tritons took on the College Park Splash on Saturday, June 24. The Woodbridge Tritons had many standout swims, and finished the meet with 36 first places and 107 time improvements. Woodbridge swimmers earning first place in all of their individual events were Rin Hoshina […]

This Mom’s Hilarious Breakdown of the Typical Swim Meet is Perfectly True!

Blogger and Public Health professor and author Julianna Miner from Rants from Mommyland penned a hilarious blog post she recently republished on TODAY about what happens at your average swim meet. As a “swim mom” who, like Miner, also has three kids who swim on a team each summer, I can totally relate to her well-written hilarious blog... Read More »

Peaty sets new 50m breaststroke meet record, Sette Colli, day 2 heats

By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam 54th Sette Colli/International Swim Meeting Friday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 25th Stadio del Nuoto, Rome Prelims at 9am local/Finals... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Peaty sets new 50m breaststroke meet record, Sette Colli, day 2 heats

Psych Sheets Drop For 2017 U.S. Summer Nationals

By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam The suspense is over! USA Swimming has released the official psych sheets for the 2017 U.S. National Championships, which will serve as the nation's selection meet for both the 2017 World Championships, 2017 Junior World Championships and 2017 World University Games. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Psych Sheets Drop For 2017 U.S. Summer Nationals

Lilly King after Rio Olympics: stressed by fame, bored by swimming, getting bad grades

Lilly King was called into a meeting to discuss poor grades. Turns out those grades were symptomatic of a larger issue. Lilly King, the indomitable swim heroine of the Rio Olympics, was having trouble with the aftermath. School was hard. Celebrity was annoying. Racing was dull. Practice was drudgery. “She started talking, and it all [...]

Hundreds take part in start of Irvine Swim League’s 32nd season

  The Irvine Swim League continued its 32nd season with a very successful and competitive first meets on Saturday, June 24. Heritage Park Seals take on the Oak Creek Orcas The Seals had 90 time improvements in their meet with the Oak Creek Orcas. Heritage Park also took first place in 11 of 12 relay […]

Anatomy of a swim meet

6:45 a.m.: Arrive at the pool. Parking lot is already full. Let the kids out and park far away. Carry/drag chairs, bags and a cooler as if I were large pack animal. It occurs to me suddenly that as mother of three there is no denying that I am a large pack animal.

After 40 Years as a Swim Dad and Grandfather, It’s His Turn

With three children and three grandchildren who are or were competitive swimmers, my father, 74, has spent a good part of the past 40 years going to swim lessons, practices, meets, and water polo matches. But, by his own description, he floats “like a dead body.”

Flash Sale: Head to Canada for 20,000 Miles or Less!

Yesterday was our first time attending a swim meet, and let’s just say I was woefully unprepared for the realities that a swim meet apparently entails. I showed up at the appointed time with a water bottle, a juice box, C’s swim gear, and a couple towels. Show More Summary

How To Keep Timers Awake During Swim Meets

By Tony Carroll on SwimSwam Seriously, we’ve all heard it, we’ve all fought it. The dreaded “this is our first call for timers”. Read the full story on SwimSwam: How To Keep Timers Awake During Swim Meets

An Ode To The Goodie Bage

By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam With age group championship meets around the corner, I have heartwarming memories from our team’s send-off parties for our Junior Olympic and National level swimmers. Read the full story on SwimSwam: An Ode To The Goodie Bage

Grunhard Leads Bishop Miege to Kansas 5-1A State Title

By Olivia McLain on SwimSwam Class 5-1A Kansas State Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday May 18th-Saturday May 20th Topeka-Captiol Federal Natatorium 25-yards Meet Records Results... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Grunhard Leads Bishop Miege to Kansas 5-1A State Title

Get outside for these summertime events in Brea and La Habra

Looking for something to do keep the family busy this summer? Don’t want to spend a lot of money or anything at all? If so, there are plenty of activities that likely meet your goals this summer in Brea and La Habra. Take a swim, enjoy a movie or concert outdoors, or take in a […]

5 Thoughts For Parents About Why Our Kids Swim

By SwimSwam Contributors on SwimSwam Watching my child add a ton of time in a race, which has happened more than once, I’ve wondered, “Why are we here? Why did we come to this meet?” Read the full story on SwimSwam: 5 Thoughts For Parents About Why Our Kids Swim

Adult Swim’s Decker Meet and Greet Photo Recap

Last Sunday, IHEARTCOMIX and Adult Swim joined together to celebrate the new season of the #1 American TV show: Decker! The cast of the Decker Franchise, including Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington, and more, made a rare public appearance at Baller Hardware in Los Angeles, CA. Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin's hard-core daily routine includes hours of swimming, late nights, and no alcohol

Want to make Vladimir Putin smile? How the Walmart shareholders meeting went from a few guys in a coffee shop to a 14,000-person, star-studded celebration 9 ways I trick myself into going to the gym Here's what it's like to attend Walmart's 14,000-person shareholders meeting, a 3-day extravaganza Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall reveals Olympics swimming aspirations

Back in 2003, Hall was lining up at swimming meets alongside Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington as part of British Swimming’s world-class potential programme. At 11, he was ranked No1 in all freestyle distances, 50m through to 1500m and before long his ever-increasing medal tally caught the eye of tough-talking Australian Bill Sweetenham, who coached Britain [...]

'Rick and Morty' creator Dan Harmon goes deep explaining the meaning of life

You'd be forgiven for missing the deeper meanings that underlie Adult Swim's hit Rick and Morty, thanks to the animation's incredibly surreal and bizarre sense of humour. But there's more than meets the eye, as revealed in the musings...Show More Summary

Brad Tandy Rips 22.0 50 free at SW Classic Meet in Tucson

By Karl Ortegon on SwimSwam Swimming at a small meet in Tucson this weekend, South African Olympian Brad Tandy threw down a 22.06 to blow away the rest of the field by almost two full seconds. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Brad Tandy Rips 22.0 50 free at SW Classic Meet in Tucson

7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy on SwimSwam Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets. Read the full story on SwimSwam: 7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

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