Illinois Could Host Olympic Swimmers in Training

Westmont could be a new practice location for Olympic swim training, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. The proposed project would consist of building a natatorium...

29th Annual Big Shoulders Swim

After a beach and watercraft advisory leading up to the race, organizers and participants breathed a sigh of relief after seeing relatively calm waters...

Mexico City to host 2017 Para swimming World Championships

IPC Swimming and IPC Powerlifting have announced that Mexico City will jointly host their 2017 World Championships. Around 550 swimmers from more than 60 countries...

23rd Annual Swim Across America to be Held at Ohio Street Beach Saturday

On Saturday, Olympians, cancer survivors, family members and many other swimmers who simply want to get in a good swim for a great cause...

Swimming with Lake Monsters

Monsters ply the waters of Lake Michigan in the wee hours of the morning, fearing neither wind, nor rain nor crashing waves; only the...

Chicago Athlete’s Top Stories in 2015

With a full year of racing, training and reporting behind us, Chicago Athlete looks back at our most-read stories of 2015. 10. Locals Shine at...

Winter Swimming

Don’t let Chicago’s bitter winter weather keep you out of the water. Whether you’re refining your triathlon skills or simply trying to stay in...

New Plan May Allow Swimmers in The Chicago River by 2030

Despite its reputation of being polluted and dirty, various Chicago groups say swimming in the Chicago River could be possible in the next 15...

Triathletes React: The Chicago Triathlon Swim Cancellation

The 37th annual Chicago Triathlon presented by Life Time took place in downtown Chicago along the lakefront this past weekend and nearly 10,000 athletes...

Do What You’re Afraid of in 2016

When my brother-in-law called me out and signed me up for my first marathon five years ago, I immediately grabbed a hefty stout out...