Three Local Swimmers Qualify for Rio

Four Chicago-area swimmers competed in the the U.S. Swimming trials this week, and three of them qualified to represent the United States at the...

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...

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...

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...

Boost in Chicago Gym, Swim Club Memberships Linked to Olympics

Apparently all it takes is two weeks of sport watching for Chicagoans to be motivated to hit the gym or pool. According to a Chicago...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...