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20 Things All Swimmers Do But Would Never Admit (1)

So true! I read this to my state team and we all got a good laugh...

Win Connor Jaeger's Arena Carbon from the 2015 World Championships in Kazan! (150)

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and sud...

Win Connor Jaeger's Arena Carbon from the 2015 World Championships in Kazan! (150)

"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire." Charle...

Win Connor Jaeger's Arena Carbon from the 2015 World Championships in Kazan! (150)

The early bird gets the worm

Win Connor Jaeger's Arena Carbon from the 2015 World Championships in Kazan! (150)

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  • Oct

    20 Things All Swimmers Do But Would Never Admit

    Eat, sleep, swim-- are we right? Swimming is a lifestyle, therefore there are certain tendencies and skills that all swimmers will adopt. Whether you want to admit it or not, here are 20 things that all swimmers do (the secret is out);

    1. We pretend our goggles are broken to skip out on half of the set (genius, right?)

    2. We make countless laps around the deck to scope out the cute swimmers from the opposing teams at swim meets

    3. We go days without washing our hair (or showering in general), because no matter how hard you try, the chlorine is permanent (so what's the point?)

    4. We sing the same songs in our head, over and over and over, for the entire practice 

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  • Aug

    Five Things We Learned at World Championships

    Photo credit: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

    The 2015 Swimming Worlds wrapped up this past weekend in Kazan, Russia. There were some incredible individual performances from the likes of Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszu, Sarah Sjöström, Sun Yang and a trio of young Australians, all of whom are under 24 and won at least two individual golds: Mitch Larkin, Emily Seebohm and Bronte Campbell.

    If you were under a rock this past week and missed all the action, we break down five key things we learned from Kazan with an eye towards the big event next summer in Brazil.

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  • Jul

    The 2015 FINA World Championships TV Schedule

    The 2015 FINA World Championships begin the swimming portion on Sunday in Kazan, Russia at Kazan Arena Stadium. It’s the last major international swimming event before the 2016 Rio Olympics one year from now and will give us some major storylines heading into the Olympic year.

    Top Americans Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte will all be in action! Can Katie Ledecky continue her scintillating performances from the past year including world record times? Will Missy Franklin bounce back from her struggles at the 2014 Pan Pacs to become the first woman to win the 200m backstroke at three consecutive World Championships? Can Ryan Lochte turn around his season after a 2014 that didn’t live up to his normal standards? And which new international stars will emerge like multi-event standout Katinka Hosszu or sprinter Cesar Cielo have over the past few years?

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  • Jul

    2015 World Championships: Prize Headquarters!

    The 2015 World Championships are here! From July 24-August 9, the world’s best swimmers, divers, water polo players and synchro swimmers will be competing in Kazan, Russia for the chance to be crowned world champions!

    For swimmers, it’s the last big event to show their stuff in the one-year countdown to the 2016 Rio Games. The U.S. team is lead by some familiar names – Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte – but new stars are sure to emerge over the next few weeks!

    Here at we’ve put together a whole package of fun prizes around the 2015 World Championships with giveaways every day of the workweek during competition, beginning July 27.

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  • Feb

    25 Reasons Swimming is a Love-Hate Relationship: Celebrate Valentine's Day + Win!

    With Cupid aiming his arrow at February 14, we’ve got one true love on our mind—swimming. As swimmers, we devote countless hours to the sport. We develop a strong passion that fuels us day in and day out. We unknowingly put the sport before our own wants and needs. We create unforgettable memories and unbreakable bonds. We put our entire heart into the sport of swimming. Sounds a lot like love, right?

    Sure, we love swimming—if we didn’t, would we really be jumping into water in near-freezing weather? But every swimmer will be the first to admit, with that undying love, there’s a little bit of hate.

    Swimming is the true essence of a love-hate relationship. Here are 25 reasons why;

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  • Feb

    "Touch the Wall" Movie Review: More Than a Swimming Documentary

    Touch the Wall, the documentary that shadows Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce during their preparations for the 2012 London Games premiered last November to a packed theater in Franklin’s native Denver.

    Since then, the movie has been playing in theaters and community centers across the country, hosted mostly by swim teams before the scheduled DVD launch in May.

    Some of us here at SwimOutlet had the chance to preview the movie during the documentary’s New York premiere just before Thanksgiving.

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  • Dec

    SwimOutlet's Top Five Swim Moments of the Year

    As we wrap up 2013, we take you back to the top five most memorable moments in swim through the eyes of the SwimOutlet team. The #SwimOutletTop5 countdown is a recap of what we see to be the greatest swim stories of 2013. We want to know what you think the top swim moment was for the year. Submit your vote in the comments below with #1-5 or "other." All of the comments submitted by Jan 6. will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card and SwimOutlet prize pack!

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  • Aug

    Top Tech Suits and Fashion Suits at 2013 Worlds

    While the world was checking out times and tallying scores at the recent 2013 Swimming Worlds, the fashionistas at noticed other aspects of the meet: the best and brightest swimsuits on display in Barcelona.

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  • Feb

    Missy Franklin Ready for 2013: Gold Medal Minute Presented By


    5-time Olympic Medalist Missy Franklin gives a great interview on Gold Medal Minute about her post-Olympic life, including media appearances, swimming for her high school, winning Golden Goggles awards, and her Bieber Fever! 



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  • Dec's Top 10 Viral Swimming Videos of 2012

    We made a list and checked it twice. With the end of the year upon us, we thought we’d look back on some of the best viral videos from 2012. Enjoy some laughs and Happy New Year from

    #10 - Elon Swim Club goes Gangnam Style
    It’s the biggest video phenomenon of all time, here’s the swimming version!
    #9 - Tony Azevedo's Lamborghini Trick Shot Video
    See U.S.A. Water Polo star Tony Azevedo pull off quite an unbelievable trick shot during a kids clinic in California.
    #8 - Breaking the Ice
    A man cannonballs into a frozen pool. Watch it and wince!
    #7 - Matt Grevers' On Deck Proposal
    How about this for catching your girlfriend by surprise! Great work from Olympic champion Matt Grevers.
    #6 - The Meaning of Jeah!
    Ryan Lochte takes us through the various interpretations and meanings of his own addition to Webster’s Dictionary: “JEAH”

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