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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...