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Why Brittney Phelan Switched from D1 to D2 Swimming

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern  Brittney Phelan committed to swim at Indiana University back in 2010. She had been swimming for over a decade, and was looking for a Division I swimming experience at a large state university, or so she thought. After two years of swimming at IU she decided to...

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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Winter Training

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern Winter training is notorious for cold temperatures that leave wet hair frozen and skin even more cracked and dry. Coaches also see these few weeks as a chance to get in sets like 100x100s and other "challenge sets" that they may have up their sleeves. However, ...

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13 Things You Never Knew About American Record Holder Cody Miller

By Justine Ress Swimming World Intern After some stellar performances at both Duel in the Pool and just a few days later, the Pro-Am meet in Oklahoma, I wanted to catch up with my former teammate Cody Miller. With two new American records and an impressive 1:49.74 in the 200-yard breaststroke last w...

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Dr. G Inspires the Indiana Hoosiers to A Mighty Mid-Season Showing

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern This past weekend I couldn’t help but notice the impressive results from my alma mater, the Indiana Hoosiers, at their mid-season meets. The men and women broke through barriers in both long course and short course. But it’s no coincidence that the Hoosiers con...

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Laszlo Cseh's New European Record Highlights Final Day at Euros

In the last session in Netanya, Laszlo Cseh took down the European and championship records by nearly half a second in the 200 butterfly final. He was the only one in the final to break the 1:50 barrier. With a time of 1:49.00 Cseh now has the fastest time in the 200 fly SCM in the world. Finals sta...

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Italian Freestyle Takes Gold in Three Events

While there were no new world records tonight at the 2015 European Short Course Championships, there was still plenty of fast swimming. The Italians proved especially strong with wins in the men's 100 freestyle semi-final, the women's 200 freestyle final and the 4x50 mixed freestyle relay. One of se...

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Sarah Sjostrom Earns Gold on Busy Night Two of Europeans

It was a busy night in Netanya, Israel at the 2015 European Short Course Championships for Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom. The session started with the women’s 50 butterfly semi-final where the Swedish flyer, Sarah Sjostrom finished first in a 25.06. Italy’s Silvia Di Pietro touched second and Jeanette Ott...

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Katinka Hosszu Takes Down Meet Record in 100 IM During Prelims

Katinka Hosszu took down a meet record in the women's 100-meter IM to highlight the second day of prelims at the 2015 European Short Course Championships. In her second event of the morning, Hosszu touched first in the 100 IM in 57.52. She was less than one second off her world record time.  Behind ...

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The Pros and Cons of Deferring from College

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern The Rio Olympic Games begin in 253 days and that means it’s officially crunch time. During an Olympic year way too many swim meets turn long course (am I right?) and swimmers get that one last jolt of motivation to put in some hard work before trials. The year ...

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5 Don'ts to Help Handle Holiday Training

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern Before Thanksgiving, my college coaches always stressed the importance of training over break. They said it separates the disciplined from the lazy, the dedicated from the inconsistent. Over my four years of college swimming I experimented with both training ha...

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3 Expert Tips to Simplify Your Recruiting Process

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern As the national letter of intent signing day approaches, for some that means recruiting season is coming to a close. However, recruiting never stops for coaches. College coaches spend countless hours during the entire year researching, planning and getting to k...

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Q&A with National Teamer Blake Pieroni

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern This week I spoke with national team newcomer and fellow Hoosier Blake Pieroni. He earned a spot on the U.S. National Team for his stellar performance in the 200 freestyle. I wanted to find out more about Pieroni in and out of the pool. I managed to catch him b...

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3 Ways to Stay Fresh for Dual Meets

By Justine Ress, Swimming World College Intern Dual meet results are often overlooked or forgotten by the end of a college season. However, they can serve as great check-ins throughout the season. Here are a few simple ways to ensure you get the most out of your dual meets this season. 1. Set a new ...

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Eric Ress Moves to France to Train for Olympic Trials

By Justine Ress, Swimming World Intern Former French National Champion and 3-time NCAA runner-up, Eric Ress, is moving to France in a few days. He will prepare for Olympic Trials with his French club team, Cercle de Nageurs Antibes (CNA) under Head Coach, Franck Esposito. After spending a year train...