Random Thoughts on Swimming

Random Thoughts on Swimming

One issue with swimming is the immense amount of meets, events, and sheer number of superstars. You’d think having lots of fast swimmers would be a good thing but it isn’t if you don’t market them properly. This makes it painfully difficult for fans...
Our Favorite Tweets of 2017

Our Favorite Tweets of 2017

Swimnerd’s Favorite Tweets of 2017 #5 Chas Morton’s 2 IM NAG just went down. @ders808 pic.twitter.com/V2DbIZEHAy — swimnerd (@SwimNerds) April 7, 2017 In April, Joshua Zuchowski broke Chas Morton’s 200 IM NAG from 1984. Chas is such a legendary age...
Want better air quality in pools? Shower before practice.

Want better air quality in pools? Shower before practice.

Is there any better feeling than mowing the lawn on a scorching hot day and then dive bombing into a cool, crisp swimming pool? Or, perhaps after an hour of drylands? It’s awesome. But, it is not awesome for your swimming pool.  There’s been plenty of talk...
Top 5 Ways to Improve Swimming

Top 5 Ways to Improve Swimming

Top 5 Ways to Improve Swimming It’s impossible for a typical viewer to look at swimming and suggest improvements. They watch swimming once every four years. They know of only one swimmer…Michael Phelps.  But you — the collective swimnerds out there...
Club dual meets? Call AAU Swimming.

Club dual meets? Call AAU Swimming.

Chris Desantis wrote a thought provoking post a couple days ago entitled, “We Should Replace All (Most?) Meets With Dual Meets“, and I couldn’t agree more.  Summer league, high school, and college swimming are all built on an in-season dual meet...
An Easy Way To Promote Swimming

An Easy Way To Promote Swimming

Watch any swimming race on television and you won’t know who is swimming or what times they are splitting.  Here is a picture of a relay on television. Viewers are provided the event name, the ongoing timer, and what the World Record split was at this point in...