Past Olympic Hopeful Rediscovers Self in Unlikely Way

Siphiwe Baleka, Yale University, swimming, trucker, truck driving

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka is transforming truck driver wellness one rest stop at a time, and in the process, he’s finding himself.

How Not To Work With Special Needs Kids


David Perry explains the importance of consistency in teaching skills to his son.

Let’s Go Swimming!

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Experiencing childhood sexual abuse can have an effect on future relationships, and one or both partners may feel like they are drowning. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Is There Something You Love That You Never Actually Do?


Often the inescapable velocity of life hurtles us forward and before we know it many of the things we loved and took for granted are merely memories.

Stivers Cartoons: The Importance of Swim Buddies


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Playing Dirty: How Making a Mess Can Make You Feel Better


When was the last time you painted? Or played in the mud? Chances are, it’s been years.

10 Things Dads Love To Do With Their Sons


Fathers and sons share a special bond. Here a few ways that gets expressed.

A Guy’s Wilderness Canoeing Adventure


When young males are without older men as guides to the natural world, it’s easy for them to be completely disconnected from nature.

First Look: MY ONLY WIFE, by Jac Jemc


This excerpt and the mounting advance praise for Jac Jemc’s My Only Wife has me excited for April 10th. “Ten years ago the narrator unlocked the door of a wrecked apartment, empty of any trace of his wife. As stunning as her disappearance is his response. He freezes on the facts of her, haunting his recollections. […]

Even the Weak Kids Should Play Sports


Playing sports, Drew Johnson writes, provides valuable lessons for children of every shape and size.

I Was Just Trying to Help


Does doing good deeds mean you have to think nice thoughts?

Guestpost #42: Chris Besler – Ten things I’ve learned from being a lifeguard (at a lower-income apartment complex)

Bio: Chris has utterly wasted a decade making people feel merriment through his improv, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Talk to him about movies or nerd culture, and he will not shut the hell up. He performs weekly for the Impatient Theatre Company and he swears he’s going to start writing that damned […]

Christopher Swain on Fox 25

Christopher Swain

Christopher Swain swims through polluted water. He’s the Good Man of the Week.

Am I a Man Yet?

Drew Chambers wonders how he’ll know that he’s no longer a boy.

The Endless Triathlon

Charlie Wittmack embarks on a 12,000-mile triathlon. We’re getting parched just thinking about it.

Umbilicus Athleticus

Scientists discover why blacks are better runners and whites are better swimmers.