The Solution To Bad Streamlines

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The Problem: Bad Streamlines

As coaches, the first thing we teach our swimmers is the streamline, and yet every day on every pool deck of every swim team in the world a coach is uttering these words…

“Fix your streamline!”

We were those coaches! We tried everything to get our swimmers to simply squeeze their heads better: pushups for punishment, long lectures about the importance of reducing drag, even jumping in with all our clothes on if they would do one workout with perfect streamlines.

It never lasted, the kids never got

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Injured Swedish Swimmer Sarah Sjostrom Sets Dates for Return to Racing

Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom has set a target date for her return to competition: June 1-2 at the Canet stop of the Mare Nostrum Swim Series. The revelation came in an interview with Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter.

She says she’ll then follow that up with a meet at the Italian Sette Colli Trophy from June 25-27 in Rome.

The 27-year old Swede is 12 weeks removed from an injury to her elbow when she slipped and fell on a patch of ice. The injury required her to undergo surgery, including having a metal plate and

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Big Ten Champion Paul DeLakis Retires from Swimming, Won’t Pursue 5th Year

Former Ohio State swimmer Paul DeLakis has announced that he will retire from the sport of swimming.

DeLakis posted his decision on Instagram in April, thanking those who were by his side through 17 years of swimming and saying that he’ll “never forget the relationships that (he’s) created through this sport.”

The final meet of DeLakis’ career came at the 2021 NCAA Championships, where he earned First Team All-America honors via a 5th-place finish in the 200 free, and also picked up Honorable Mention awards in both the 200 breaststroke (14th place) and 200 IM (11th place).

DeLakis entered NCAAs

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As Olympic Games Approach, Swimming World’s Latest Female Rankings

As Olympic Games Approach, Swimming World’s Latest World Female Rankings

Ranking swimmers who specialize in different events is a very subjective exercise, even in the most normal of times. Judging a 50 freestyler against a 400 IMer means comparing two very different skill sets with little overlap. Should we weigh more heavily consistency or best times or performances in certain meets? All that depends on who is doing the ranking.

And of course, the world has been besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. Access to training facilities and to competitions has been uneven, and some swimmers have

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Camp Emunah Installs New Swimming Pool

30 years after Camp Emunah built their first swimming pool through the generosity of Mr. Curtis Katz, his sons, Adam and Jason Katz, have stepped in to install the storied camp pool’s replacement.

In 1991, Camp Emunah introduced an innovative new style of camp to the camping world. It would come to be known as “ BJJ Teen Camp”. This teen program would be specifically focused on eighth and ninth graders. The intent was to provide them with an opportunity during their earliest teen years that could be matched by no other.

It combined the chance to develop their Ruchniyos

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3-Sport Athlete Daniel Baltes Opts to Swim in College; Commits to Buckeyes

Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

Maple Grove, Minnesota’s Daniel Baltes has announced his commitment to The Ohio State University men’s swimming and diving team as a member of the class of 2025.

“I am proud to announce my commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at The Ohio State University! Thank you to

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