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5 Truths Only Swim Siblings Know

5 Truths Only Swim Siblings Know By Kennedy Cutler, Swimming World College Intern Starting college is a daunting task, especially when you’re an athlete. Suddenly you have to balance your own schedule, between classes and study hall, practices and competitions, and somehow still find time to have so...

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Training for Butterfly: Seven Special Secrets and Sets

Training for Butterfly: Seven Special Secrets and Sets (From the Archive) The following training sets are designed to help your butterfly. 1. BK – SK – FK – SK (Kick drill) The trick to a great fly kick is to learn to kick with strong, flowing, even power and rhythm in both directions. Try this dril...

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16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws

Don't Violate These 16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws By Allison Peters Once, during a meet, I had a revelation. After almost being jumped on by one of my teammates during warmup, I thought to myself, “Wow, he’s really breaking a norm right now.” Then I realized the way swim meets and swim practices run are ...

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15 Things Swimmers Are Tired of Hearing

By Allison Peters, Swimming World College Intern Originally posted January 7, 2015 Last week, I wrote "11 Things Your Swimming Coach is Tired of Yelling" This week, I write from the point of view of a swimmer and the things that we get tired of hearing. Here are a few things non-competitive swimmers...

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10 Key Questions and Answers For Swimming Parents

Swimming Parents By Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris You see them every day. They are everywhere. At every pool. Every swim meet. Every school swimming practice. There they are. Sitting at the side of the pool. Watching every lap. Counting every breath. Analyzing every stroke. Studying every move yo...

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Halloween: You Know You're a Swimming Zombie If...

Halloween: You Know You're a Swimming Zombie If... In real life, it is rare to find zombies in swimming pools. They are more commonly found in natural bodies of water such as lakes and ponds. Zombies gravitate to water to cool down and can be frequently found standing on the bottom in a resting stat...

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The Emergence of Eric the Eel as a Folk Hero of Sorts (Video Included)

The Emergence of Eric the Eel In Swimming Lore (Video Included) It's been 20 years since Eric Mousambani, from Equatorial Guinea, entered Olympic waters and doubt emerged as to whether he would need to be saved. Here is the piece that Craig Lord wrote for Swimming World at the 2000 Olympic Games in ...

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Josh Davis, Swim Stars Share Their Favorite Inspirational Movies

We are bringing back this past Top Inspirational Movies list by five-time Olympic medalist Josh Davis, since it provides some great movie ideas for filling time at home. Obviously, with the Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders around the globe, there is additional time to watch a movie and, per...

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Virginia Tech Swimmers Recognized at Gobbler Awards

The Virginia Tech swimming and diving program was well represented at the 2017 Gobblers Thursday night at the Moss Arts Center as the H2Okies took home two of the top prizes of the evening. Senior Brandon Fiala was named the athletic department Male Athlete of the Year and freshman Reka Gyorgy was s...

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Lee Johnson Takes Over as CEO of USA Diving

USA Diving is pleased to announce the addition of Lee Johnson as the organization's new CEO. Johnson brings to the organization over 19 years of experience in strategic planning, brand building and partnership marketing with top brands, universities and National Governing Bodies. "I have been lookin...

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Marist Swimming & Diving to Host Swimathon for Alum Battling Cancer

The Marist women's and men's swimming and diving teams will join with other alumni of the program to host the first ever Swimathon at 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, in McCann Natatorium. The fundraiser will benefit former team member and Marist alumnus John-Takashi Suzuki '93, who was recently diagnosed with...

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CSCAA Honors Kris Kubik and Susan Teeter With Prestigious Trophy

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America have selected Kris Kubik and Susan Teeter as recipients of its highest award, the National Collegiate and Scholastic Trophy. Teeter, the head women's swimming coach at Princeton for the past thirty-three years, and Kubik, Texas' th...

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Stanford Men's Swimming Looks Back on 2016-17 Campaign

Stanford successfully defended its Pac-12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championship while finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships to wrap up its 2016-17 campaign. In Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp’s fifth season in charge, Stanford impressed in both the pool and in the class...

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NC State's Maddie Witzke Receives National Academic Momentum Award

Maddie Witzke of the women's swimming team was named a recipient of the 2016 National Academic Momentum Award. The Holly Springs, N.C., native wrapped up her swimming career with the Wolfpack this season and plans to graduate in December with a degree in Communication. The honor, handed out by the S...