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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...