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...

Organized Chicago River Swim Event May Happen Next Year

Two Barrington residents, who are avid swimmers, are currently working with city and state agencies to organize a swimming event for 100 plus swimmers...

Olympic Swimmers Featured in First of Fandango’s Movie Series

NBC Olympics, preparing to broadcast thousands of hours of coverage from this summer’s upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Fandango, the...

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...

Mindfulness: Runners Gaining an Edge

What is mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness comes from Buddhist mediation. Years of research shows mindfulness therapy has numerous uses, including reducing symptoms of depression...

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...

A Successful Transition from the Pool to Open Water

Poor visibility. Waves. Inconsistent temperatures. Make no mistake about it: the transition from pools to open water presents a seemingly endless supply of challenges, whether...
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Breathing and Athletic Performance

Athletes use a variety of tactics to improve their performance: increasing weekly mileage, incorporating strength training into training, cleaning up their diet. According to...

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...
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Swimmers to Cross Lake Michigan This Weekend

UPDATE: After a weather-related delay earlier this summer, Swim Across Lake Michigan will take place this weekend. Every year for more than two decades, swimmers...