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What to Say to A Swimmer After A Bad Swim

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Originally posted March 30, 2015 Every swimmer has come to the wall at the end of a race and been unhappy with their swim. Whether they are sad or mad, whether there are tears or frustration, each swimmer turns to their coach for comfort and counsel. Ten ...

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8 Things You'll Love and Hate If You Quit Swimming

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Originally Published April 29, 2015 You can take the swimmer out of the pool, but you can't take the pool out of the swimmer... Or something like that. 1. The smell of chlorine. The smell of chlorine. This one goes both ways. We all secretly love the refr...

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Give Thanks For Swim Moms

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Super Swim Mom To the tune of Spongebob Squarepants Who takes you to practice at five in the morn? Super Swim Mom! Who knows all your times, even ones you don’t know? Super Swim Mom! Who has extra goggles in case yours might break? Super Swim Mom! And who...

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An Open Letter to the Western Kentucky University Swim Team

Dear Western Kentucky University swimmers past and present, What are you thinking right now? Are you upset? Angry? Despondent? In Denial? The swimming world knows your news. All of America knows your news. A five-year team suspension and the loss of jobs for your coaches (who knew what was happening...

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Breaststroke Training With NCAA Recordholder Anton Lobanov

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Nova Southeastern University (NSU) had a successful season, with the men finishing seventh and the women finishing fourth at the NCAA Division II Championships, but one swimmer stands out in the team's success. Anton Lobanov came to NSU from Novosibirisk,...

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Q&A With Nova Southeastern Coach Bonewit-Cron

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Nova's Success A NCAA top ten finish is an achievement for any program, but especially for a program that is still relatively new to the block. Nova Southeastern University, in its fifth season, has become that team. The men finished seventh and the women...

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5 Big Things You Need To Break a 33-year-old Record

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern ORLANDO- The 2015 NCSA junior nationals opened yesterday and the meet was kicked off with fast swims and a new record. Matthew Hirschberger, 16, of Nation’s Capital set a record in the 1000 free with a time of 8:45.11, breaking Jeff Kostoff's record of 8:...

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Spring Break Offers Disappointed Swimmers A Chance to Refuel

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern No swimmer begins a race thinking they want to come in last place. Every swimmer has goals - times to beat and things to achieve. For many collegiate swimmers, the main goal is to make the NCAA Championships. A conference meet is an excellent place to per...

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Nova Women, FSC Men Take Home SSC Championships

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern The 2015 Sunshine State Conference Championships ended Sunday evening with Nova Southeastern women celebrating their first win in their five years of having a swimming program. The Florida Southern men brought home their third title in a row, beating Nova...

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Fan Guide to SSC Championships in Orlando

By Abby Boone, Swimming World Intern Here is the psych sheet for the the Sunshine State Conference Championships which is to be held at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida from February 19-22. The University of Tampa women and the Florida Southern College men hope to hold onto their respecti...

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What to Watch at the Women's ACC Championship Meet

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern It's championship season, and every meet is a fast one. The women of the Atlantic Coast Conference are no different, especially with the inclusion of the seven-year reigning champions from the University of Virginia. Here's the full Women's ACC Championsh...

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10 Things To Pack for Conference

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern LAKELAND — Packing for a swim meet can be a stressful thing, no matter how many times you have done it. There is always a chance of forgetting something you need, and sometimes it isn't easy to go purchase another. With conference right around the corner,...

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5 Ways Swimming Can Help You Find A Job

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about what to look for when hoping to be recruited to a college team. But what about after college? Getting a job can be a real struggle. Less than two percent of college athletes go pro, so you will most likely have to fin...

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Carlee McDonald Bypasses Job, Finds Unexpected Purpose

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Most student-athletes graduate from college and begin looking for a steady job, but one Sunshine State swimmer did just the opposite. After swimming for four years and graduating from Florida Southern College with a degree in education, Carlee McDonald qu...

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5 Recruiting Pointers for Spring Signees

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern LAKELAND – As spring signing season comes around, thousands of swimmers are still trying to decide where their perfect fit will be. College coaches have a say in who they invite to join the team, but the final decision is in the hands of the future studen...

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Sunshine State Swimming Shines In NCAA Mock Scoring

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern LAKELAND – Midseason speculations can only go so far, but the NCAA Midseason Mock Scoring from USA Swimming puts four Sunshine State swimming teams in the top 15 on each side of the board, placing the SSC very highly as a competitive threat for the NCAA C...

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Sunshine State Swimming Reflects on Conference

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern LAKELAND – Sunshine State Swimming student-athletes took time out to reflect on the conference overall with winter training heading towards the spring semester. The end of the year brings new resolutions and new beginnings, but every swimmer knows it does...

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Nova Invite Offers Predictions for Sunshine State Swimming

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Sunshine State swimming squads Florida Southern College (FSC), Rollins College, Lynn University, St. Leo University, and University of Tampa all traveled to compete at the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational. With only the out-of-state additions of Lenoi...

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Sunshine State Swimming: Winter Training With Less Travels

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Around this time of year, the Sunshine State swimming teams stand out for an unusual reason. Unlike most NCAA teams, who are packing for a winter travel trip to a warmer destination, SSC teams are already in the place many teams choose to travel. With all...

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St. Leo Swimming Races for NCAA Cuts at the SCAD Invite

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern LAKELAND - Most of the Sunshine State Conference teams have spent the last few weeks continuing to train as their student-athletes prepare for finals, but select swimmers from St. Leo swimming headed to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Invita...