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Life Lessons Taken From the Pool to the Classroom

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern.  As the last swim season approaches for college seniors, they begin thinking about the next chapter of their lives. For most collegiate athletes, this means graduating and entering the work force. While it may be difficult to say farewell to a sport tha...

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Q&A with Jack Saunderson, USA National Team Member

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern. [caption id="attachment_381300" align="alignright" width="205"] Jack Saunderson placing top 8 at his last NCAA Championship. Photo Courtesy: Jack Saunderson[/caption] The Towson University grad and recently declared USA National Team member Jack Saunder...

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Swimming for Dummies: Stop Asking us These 6 Questions

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern.  We've all been there. You strike up a conversation with someone and they ask what sport you play. Jokingly, you respond that you "play" swimming. Before you know it, you are bombarded with a number of well-intentioned questions and statements. It makes...

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Q & A with Ghana's National Record Holder Jason Arthur

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern.  [caption id="attachment_376087" align="alignleft" width="145"] Photo Courtesy: Drexel Athletics[/caption] Drexel University's breakout swimmer Jason Arthur proved to be a natural in the water as early as three years old. Eighteen years later, Arthur wi...

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Celebrating the Ultimate Swim Dads

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern. It's forty-five minutes before your prelims race. You go into the locker room to put on that fresh new racing suit when all of a sudden, it rips. Panic sets in as you realize you don't have another one (rookie mistake). You need a new suit fast and come...

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The Inside Scoop on the International College Swimmer Experience

By Alexa Kutch, College Swimming Intern. Transitioning from high school to college swimming is a feat in itself. Student athletes commit to schools they believe will best suit their academic, athletic and social needs for the next four years. Many aspects contribute to their decision, whether that b...

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Q&A with Mental Performance Coach Madeline Barlow

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern. Former Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania swimmer, Madeline Barlow, is using her passion for the sport in the professional world of psychology. Recently, she joined Drexel University's athletic department under the title of Sports Psychology Coordina...