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  • Why Sebastian Furtună Became a Swim Coach

    In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador Sebastian Furtună shares his journey from professional water polo player to swim coach, and what it means to him to teach the next generation of athletes. About Me My name is Sebastian Furtună, and I am a swimmer, swim coach and former water polo player living in Bucharest, Romania.  […]

    June 3, 2021
  • How Swimming Helped Me Walk Again

    In this guest blog post, MySwimPro Community Member John Rowley shares how swimming helped him walk again after major complications from open heart surgery.  About Me I am a lifelong fitness enthusiast from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and have been an avid weightlifter for more than 50 years.  I’m also an entrepreneur. I worked as […]

    May 26, 2021
  • Join the World’s Largest Tread on International Water Safety Day!

    According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death in the world, claiming more than 370,000 lives each year.  In an effort to raise awareness about drowning and the need for broader water safety education worldwide, the International Water Safety Foundation is hosting the World’s Largest Tread-A-Thon on […]

    May 6, 2021
  • World Swim Gala 2021

    Swimming pools may be closed, competitions might be canceled, and team banquets might be postponed… but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a fun virtual party for swimmers! Join our global community of swimmers and attend our 2nd Annual World Swim Gala, LIVE on the MySwimPro YouTube! This year, a stellar group of Olympians will […]

    April 22, 2021
  • How Open Water Swimming Saved My Life

    In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador Diego De Los Rios shares how swimming helped him resurface during a tough time in his life.  My journey with swimming started with me sinking at the bottom of the pool. I was 6 years old and I was drowning at a cocktail party. My dad taught me the […]

    April 8, 2021
  • Why This D1 Swimmer Started Training for Triathlons

    In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador Simon Shi shares his swimming story, including how he transitioned to triathlon after his college swimming career. About Me My name is Simon Shi. I’m a triathlete and MySwimPro Ambassador living in Chandler, Arizona.  Swimming has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can […]

    April 7, 2021
  • How Moving from Hungary to the US Changed My Perspective on Swimming

    In this guest blog post, MySwimPro Ambassador and elite masters swimmer Ildiko Szekely shares her swimming story, and how moving from her home country of Hungary to the United States helped her gain a new outlook on the sport. Growing Up in Hungary I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, while the country was […]

    April 1, 2021
  • How I’m Training for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics | Syrian National Swimmer Ayman Klzie

    In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador and Syrian National Swimmer Ayman Klzie shares his swimming journey, and the road to the Tokyo Olympics. About Me Hi, my name is Ayman Klzie, and I’m a Syrian National Team swimmer. I started swimming when I was 7 years old. In the beginning, I didn’t feel I had […]

    March 31, 2021
  • Apply for the MySwimPro Sponsored Athlete Fund

    As one of the largest digital communities of swimmers in the world, MySwimPro has a responsibility to help grow the sport of swimming. So we’re putting our money where our mouth is. . .we’re excited to introduce the MySwimPro Sponsored Athlete Fund! We are investing in swimmers who are doing amazing things and helping to […]

    March 2, 2021
  • Why I Swim

    When I’m swimming, it feels like I’ve entered a different world. It’s as if I’ve been transported to another dimension. The world’s problems just disappear, and I become one with the water. The feeling of weightlessness is unlike anything I’ve experienced in my life.  It’s magical. When I first dive in, all my senses awaken, […]

    February 25, 2021