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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...