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  1. best in class
    The 10 Very Best Swim GogglesNever get water in your eyes again.
  2. urban fauna
    All These Sharks Is Actually Good NewsA shark expert explains.
  3. sports
    World Swimming Just Issued a Blow to Trans AthletesThe organization banned transgender female athletes from competing in women’s events unless they transitioned before the age of 12.
  4. vulture sports
    All Hail Erica Sullivan, Olympic Silver Medalist, Swiftie, and Queer IconThe swimmer isn’t “just the gay weirdo on stan Twitter” anymore.
  5. olympics 2021
    Ariarne Titmus’s Swim Coach Got, Uh, Excited About Her Olympic Gold-Medal WinThe Australian swimmer edged out favorite Katie Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle.
  6. capitol riot
    Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller Charged in Capitol RiotThe swimmer was identified by his “Team USA” jacket and six-foot-six frame.
  7. prince neptune
    Look at This Talented BoyApparently Cody Simpson was a swimming “champion” before his pop career came calling.
  8. people’s choice
    The Best Swim Diapers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers“The last thing you want to do is to try to pull a wet, poopy diaper off your small child on a sandy beach.”
  9. summer of scam
    Ryan Lochte Just Got Banned From Swimming Because of an Instagram PostRyan Lochte posted a photo that just got him banned from swimming for ten months.
  10. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Cheap Swimsuits From AmazonThey’re cheap, flattering, on-trend, and have sizing that goes from XS up to 18 (and sometimes even beyond).
  11. wellness theories
    Dara Torres on Living a Normal Life After 5 Olympics and an Eating DisorderThe retired swimming legend works out mainly for stress relief now.
  12. questions and answers
    Ryan Lochte’s Robbery Story Is Being QuestionedDetails about Lochte and his teammates’ story has left Brazilian authorities with some questions.
  13. tampons
    Why It’s Especially Surprising for a Chinese Swimmer to Talk About Her PeriodOnly a fraction of Chinese women use tampons.
  14. bad blood
    Chinese Swimmer Tells World She Has Her PeriodAnother thing women deal with.
  15. rio 2016
    Ryan Lochte and 3 Olympic Teammates Robbed at Gunpoint in RioOne of the robbers put a gun to Lochte’s head, but he and the other swimmers were ultimately unharmed.
  16. Michael Phelps Finishes His Historic Career with One Last GoldAnd Team USA finishes up with a record-setting 33 swimming medals in Rio as well.
  17. rio 2016
    Katie Ledecky Dominates in Final Race, Takes 4th Gold at Rio GamesShe beat her nearest opponent by more than 11 seconds and broke her own world record for the fifth time.
  18. Could Michael Phelps Swim in the 2020 Olympics?He could, but does he want to?
  19. priceless
    Simone Manuel’s Reaction to Winning Is GoldSimone Manuel wasn’t expected to win in the 100-meter swimming freestyle. When she learned she won gold, she broke down in tears.
  20. Lochte Would Be the Michael Phelps of Swimming If There Were No Michael PhelpsA sad tale.
  21. 2016 olympics
    Katie Ledecky Is the Olympic Hero We NeedShe’s too busy winning to participate in your pettiness.
  22. Why Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos Hate Each OtherA rivalry that goes back to 2012.
  23. swellness
    Michael Phelps Has Clearly Been Reading Old Goop PostsCupping marks abound.
  24. 2016 olympics
    Katinka Hosszú Breaks a World Record, But Commentators Give Her Husband CreditWhy should Shane Tusup get the credit?
  25. out of the box
    Timeless Polaroids at Rockaway BeachInstant nostalgia.
  26. out of the box
    Swimming and Jiujitsu at Miami’s Hottest BeachThe Standard Hotel.
  27. out of the box
    Home From College, by the PoolClimbing trees in a Missoni bikini.
  28. out of the box
    The Power of the One-Piece SwimsuitCaptured by photographer Zora Sicher.
  29. game changers
    Meet the First Trans Athlete to Compete in a Division I Men’s SportSchuyler Bailar was initially recruited for the women’s swimming team, but chose to be his true self — and relinquish his spot atop the podium.
  30. self portrait
    How I Learned to Love Almost DyingAn outtake from The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits.
  31. New Jersey Teen Charlotte Samuels Is a Total Badass, Completes Triple CrownShe swam across the English Channel in 9 hours and 54 minutes. 
  32. best bet
    The Ideal Goggles for Lap-Swimming or Ocean-FloatingA happy medium between high-speed (and under-eye-bruising) Swedish goggles and the soft-frame, leak-prone leisure styles.
  33. male gaze
    Today Prince William Went Snorkeling in a Swimming Pool Wetsuit and all.
  34. workouts
    35 Ways to Get Inspired to Work Out in the ColdBecause “It’s freezing” is not a good excuse.
  35. obituary
    A Celebration of Esther Williams, Hollywood’s MermaidDied today at age 91. See her greatest hits.
  36. 2012 london olympics
    Swimming Wrap-up: What a Year for the AmericansJust a terrific year for the red, white, and blue.
  37. 2012 london olympics
    Phelps, Franklin Win Themselves Some More GoldGold medals everywhere.
  38. audio
    Ryan Lochte: Yes, I Peed in the Olympic Pool“Something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go.”
  39. london games
    Olympics Prime-Time Recap: We’re on Team GabbyAmerica loves Gabby Douglas, NBC.  You should, too.
  40. london games
    In Their Final Showdown, Phelps Beats Out Lochte for GoldPhelps takes the 200-meter individual medley and captures his sixteenth Olympic gold medal.
  41. olympic fever
    Deep Thoughts From Ryan LochteHe’s more than just a nice set of abs, people.
  42. 2012 london olympics
    Yet Another U.S. Swimmer Emerges As a StarAnd tomorrow, another Lochte–Phelps battle.
  43. london games
    Olympics Prime-time Recap: NBC Puts a ‘Jordyn’ in TeamThis is a shared honor, though, made possible by shared performances. That’s the story NBC should tell.
  44. 2012 london olympics
    Michael Phelps Now Most Decorated Olympian of All TimeThat’s 19 medals. Pretty good!
  45. london games
    Olympics Prime-time Recap: The Crybaby GamesJordyn Wieber unleashed an international sob fest on Sunday, but everyone else’s tears are of the crocodile variety.
  46. london games
    Missy Franklin, 17, Wins Gold in the 100-Meter BackstrokeThis is great for her, and also for her coach.
  47. 2012 london olympics
    The Swimmers Are Coming From France NowThe French win, but big ups to Lia Neal.
  48. london games
    Your Olympic Swimming PreviewSwimming!
  49. better know an olympian
    Better Know an Olympian: Michael PhelpsWe kick off our series.
  50. fran crippen
    National Swim Team’s Fran Crippen Found Dead in the WaterThe 26-year-old was competing in Dubai when he fell unconscious.
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