Sports’ Hidden Gift: Turning Adversity into Triumph


Last week I was rummaging through my closet and came across an object of great personal significance, my old swim bag. Quickly emptying the contents of the bag onto my bedroom floor I was comforted as the familiar scent of chlorine began to fill my room. Dusting off my old […]

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Emily Brunemann Is Having The Year Of Her Life


Newly engaged and professionally soaring, Emily Brunemann has much to celebrate this year. Brunemann, a world class open water swimmer, just won the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup series. It was a hard journey for Brunemann and, even in speaking with her now, she sounds shocked and proud of […]

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Kaitlin Sandeno Never Ever Gives Up


Kaitlin Sandeno, retired Olympic swimmer, sounded upbeat and excited when speaking about her work with the Jessie Rees Foundation. When we spoke, Kaitlin had been traveling throughout California visiting Children’s Hospitals and Boys and Girls Clubs teaching them the motto of the Jessie Rees Foundation: Never Ever Give Up (NEGU). […]

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Tucker Dupree: An Athlete Who Chooses Greatness


Tucker Dupree, one of the top blind swimmers in America, did not start his athletic career as a swimmer.  As a child Tucker was more interested in playing soccer. He chose to leave swimming in the hands of his older sister, however by his sophomore year of high school his […]

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Three Style Freestyle


Learn about the Three Style Freestyle. This is the foundation of Mike Bottom’s success as a swim coach. Coach Bottom was named the NCAA coach of the year in 2013!

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Interview with Gabe and Bobby


Listen to this entertaining interview with MLB World Series Champion Gabe Kapler and Athlete Approved co-founder Bobby Savulich. Gabe Kapler has consulted with Athlete Approved on the Advanced Athletics Protein Bar. He is also the director of business development for Egraphs; a company that connects you with your favorite superstar […]

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New Products and Services coming soon!


We’ve been busy redesigning the website to allow for further growth along with developing our mobile application!  Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ticket Punched to Fiji!


Athlete Approved Athlete Consultants Lara Jackson and Bobby Savulich have punched their tickets to teach swimming in Nadi, Fiji. We will be traveling across the globe to the west side of the island November 29th to December 10th 2012. Jackson and Savulich look to make a difference by sharing their knowledge of the sport to […]

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Bobby Savulich on Morning Swim Show


Thank you Swimming World for having us on The Morning Swim Show!

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Ben Michaelson: Representing USA as an Athlete and Soldier


Ben Michaelson was a Division II swimming standout, graduating from Southern Connecticut State in 2003. He was a three-time NCAA Division II swimmer of the year and US National Team Member 2002-2005 competing in the Dual in the Pool and Pan American Games, and 2004 SC World Championships. Ben has […]

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