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7 Familiar Reasons Why Swimmers Leave the Sport

Swimmers are renowned for their dedication to their sport. We train long hours at ridiculous times and spend all day at meets only to spend a few minutes actually racing in the pool. However, all swimmers reach a point in their careers when they question why they're still doing it. Although many rel...

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The Positive Effects of Swimming On the Brain

The Positive Effects of Swimming On the Brain By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. If there is one thing all swimmers (and ex-swimmers) can agree on, it is the addictive nature of swimming. We all crave the smell of chlorine on our skin, the pain of a long, hard set and the adrenal...

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4 Simple Ways to Improve Performance

By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. Whatever the level of meet, whether it be a junior event or the Olympic games, all swimmers have a pre-race ritual. This may simply be listening to a specific piece of music, eating a specific meal or a specific set of stretches-- whatever the l...

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Why Play Water Polo?

By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. Water polo is renowned for its fast-paced, aggressive nature, however relatively little is actually known about this niche sport by anyone other than those who play it. Water polo teams and governing bodies are working tirelessly to improve know...

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Will Philpot Building Upon Father's Coaching Legacy

By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. Will Philpot swam for 20 years before retiring to go into swim coaching. He was part of the relay team that won the Swim South East Team of the Year Award in 2007 for being unbeaten in all competitions (regionally and nationally) for three years...

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A Glimpse into Loughborough University's Water Polo Culture

By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. Loughborough University has long been world renowned for its sporting reputation. It has recently been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table, has been unbeaten within British Universities ...

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Why Are They Better Than Me?

By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. It's a question all swimmers have asked themselves at one stage in their careers-- a question we ask as we push ourselves to the limit but still finish behind those who are doing exactly the same training. Why are they better than me? There are ...

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10 Things to Try After Your Swimming Career Ends

By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. There comes a day in every swimmer’s career when they realise it is time to hang up the goggles. This may be for numerous reasons-- age, injury, lack of time for such a demanding sport or just simply falling out of love with swimming. Regardless...