swimming

As the Olympics approach let's look back at the evolution of swimming since the 1896 Games, and also what are the "must watch" events on the Olympic swimming event schedule.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's hot topics: CrossFit and swimming, Tony Blauer, sports photography, and more!
As a CrossFitter and competitive swimmer, I have seen directly how CrossFit made me a better athlete and upped my swimming game. Here are my five favorite exercise to improve your swimming.
A lifelong swimmer, I had always competed in the pool until I was enticed to try open water swimming. Read on to hear my tale of the literal ups and downs of learning to swim the open water!
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week - great endurance training tips, Grace van der Byl, the kettlbell clean, and more!
We have four new coaches here at Breaking Muscle - a literal world-class line up: Bob Takano, Charles Staley, Hannah Caldas, and Jon Kolaska.
Can you imagine swimming 120 miles in 7 days? Grace van der Byl can. On June 25 she begins the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. Find out who she is and how she trains and eats in preparation.
As Andrew's Ironman training continues he fights two of the biggest obstacles for endurance athletes - boredom and injury. Find out how he is adjusting his training to deal with both.
How come only land-based athletes get to listen to music while they train? What about swimmers? New research shows the SwiMP3 will make you swim faster AND enjoy it more, too.
I will think of every excuse in the book to avoid a workout. It’s a battle I believe we all face. Here’s a few tricks I pull on myself to try to avoid the lack of motivation pitfall.
Our newest Athlete Journal - Julie Warren, ultra-endurance athlete. Ever think to yourself, "Why do they DO that?" Julie gives us her answer in her first entry and it's not quite what you think.
Our newest Athlete Journal - Julie Warren, ultra-endurance athlete. Ever think to yourself, "Why do they DO that?" Julie gives us her answer in her first entry and it's not quite what you think.
Did the controversial swimsuit technology of 2009 contribute to the sudden rise in world-records? What other factors could have contributed or is technology blurring the lines of fairness?
Though George Costanza is not likely to join them, members of Polar Bear Clubs enjoy a nice, bracing, cold-water swim.