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The Rolflex: Your Foam Roller Reinvented

By Annie Grevers, Staff Writer.  Foam rolling. Swimmers have a love-hate relationship with the recovery method. The 18-inch pillar of firm foam, often referred to as "the poor man's massage therapist" is commonly used by athletes to break up tight fascia, or muscle fibers. It can be a highly effecti...

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Wanted: Swimming World College Interns

Swimming World Magazine is seeking another gifted group of writers interested in enhancing their journalism skills and garnering valuable experience to add to their resumes. The Swimming World interns from the summer 2017 season submitted stories bi-weekly and delved into feature writing, race analy...

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Matt Grevers' Saga to Training Camp: When Travel Plans Go Awry

By Annie Grevers, Staff Writer. Swim fans are fascinated by the lives of national teamers, but most fan thoughts revolve around races and what these world-class athletes do for fun. But what about those not-so-fun parts of making the World Championship team this summer? If you’re following any of th...

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Confessions of A Pregnant Swimmer

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer.  Transitioning out of college or professional swimming can be a shock. It takes time to stop feeling guilty about only getting a one-hour workout in when you're used to exerting yourself for two to four hours each day. After getting through that rocky t...

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Coached By A Robot? Fitness Tracking Magic by Chuck Katis

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer Chuck Katis has always been a man on a mission…or rather, a man on many missions. His number one goal: better the world. Number two: better himself. But pretty much all of Katis’s endeavors involve self refinement along with world refinement. ...

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6 Types of Team Captain No One Wants

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer Some people are considered leaders because they are fast swimmers. Some are considered leaders because of the way they treat others. Some are considered leaders because of their work ethic in practice. Some are vocal leaders. Leadership is a complex cate...

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Log Rolling: From Lumberjack Game to Aspiring Olympic Sport

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer If you were fortunate enough to attend the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this summer, you may have come across a curious display in the lively Aqua Zone area. A small above ground pool was set up in the center of the massive zone of swi...

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Maya DiRado: The Finish That Broke A Nail and Stunned the World

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer Many have pleaded for 23-year-old Maya DiRado to stay in the sport, but today the 4-time Olympic medalist wakes up a retired swimmer. "They've already let me defer for long enough and I think to go out with a high will be the perfect way to end my swimmi...

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Missy Franklin, Still Team USA's Miss Sunshine

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer It was the summer of 2010 when I first met the wonder kid from Colorado-- Missy Franklin. I was 22, Franklin was 15. I had finished my college career, Franklin had just started high school. We had both qualified for the 2010 Pan Pacific Championship team...

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Taylor Ruck, 16, Playing A Huge Role in Team Canada's Olympic Ruckus

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer How many Olympic medals did you have at age 16? Perhaps you've heard commentators oooh and ahhh over 16-year-old Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak who now has three Olympic medals-- a bronze in the 4x200 free relay, a silver in the 100 fly and a bronze in ...

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Swimming World Olympic Predictions: Women's 100 Breast

By Annie Grevers Lilly King’s American record-crushing breaststroke performances at the 2016 NCAAs as well as her No. 1 world ranking by a half-second in the 100-meter breast (1:05.20) leave little room for doubt: she appears to be the future of American and, perhaps, world breaststroke. Still, she’...

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Losing Like An Olympic Champion

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer Like many of you, I'm a Matt Grevers fan. I'm going to make the bold claim that I'm a bigger Matt Grevers fan than you are. Over the past 48 hours, I've read heartfelt tributes to my husband that send streams of tears racing down my cheeks. The U.S. Olym...

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6 Struggles of the Loyal Swimming Spectator

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer I wrapped up my own swimming career four years ago in the mystical Omaha waters. I've never attended Olympic Trials at a spectator. I've grown used to getting flutters in my stomach when NBC Olympic commercials light up the TV before Trials. I know how t...

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Congdon's "The Joy of Swimming": An Artful Salute to Our Sport

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Staff Writer With a cover as inviting as your backyard pool on a sweltering summer day, you’ll want to cannonball into Lisa Congdon’s “The Joy of Swimming.” Every swirling line, intricate letter, and stroke of water color that make up this book were done by Congdon’s...

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Missouri Adds Jack Brown and Christine Mabile to Coaching Staff

Mizzou Swimming and Diving has added Jack Brown and Christine Mabile to its staff as full time assistant coaches, head coach Greg Rhodenbaugh announced Friday, June 17. Brown and Mabile will step in to replace outgoing John Pontz (associate head coach) and Kristen Pritchett (assistant coach). Brown,...

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The 6 Types of Swimmers You'll Find At U.S. Olympic Trials

By Annie Grevers, Swimming World Writer Four years ago, in a galaxy not far, far away...actually on a plot of this very country known for its corn, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials took place. Swimmers and coaches walked through the glass doors of Omaha's gargantuan Qwest Center - doors plastered with t...

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Arizona's Rick DeMont Talks "Camouflage" Taper Techniques

Rick DeMont, head coach at the University of Arizona, has experienced Olympic Trials many times as an athlete and many more times as a coach. DeMont was the rightful Olympic champion at 16 (Munich, 1972) and a world champion and world record-holder at 17. He's been to the top and has guided countles...

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USA Swimming Open Water National Championships Headed to Miromar Lakes

USA SWIMMING PRESS RELEASE: The United States’ top open-water swimmers will chase national titles over a pair of distances next week at USA Swimming’s Open Water National Championships at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Miromar Lakes, Florida. The 10-kilometer national championships will be conte...