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Two Lies And A Truth: How Individuals Can View the Sport

Two Lies And A Truth: How Individuals Can View the Sport By Jamie Kolar Being in the water in swimming can be seen as a blessing because it can block out the rest of the world for a brief two-hour period. However, every blessing has its curse. The water can trap us in solitary confinement with our o...

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A Letter To the Coach Who Left Me

A Letter To the Coach Who Left Me Throughout our careers, we will have relationships with a few different coaches. If we are lucky, we will get to know and be close to a few. Those relationships will be some of the most important and influential ones of your career and life. They mean a lot to you -...

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Our Away-From-The Pool Heroes: The Debt That All Swimmers Owe

Our Away-From-The Pool Heroes: The Debt That All Swimmers Owe By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World College Intern. Swimmers live busy lives. We never stop moving from the moment we wake up until the moment our head hits the pillow at night. We wake up, run to practice, run to class and then run to practic...

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The Confessions of a Back-Halfer

The Confessions of a Back-Halfer Swimming World continues a brief series from the archive that identifies confessions of specific types of swimmers. Previously, articles discussed the confessions of a distance swimmer and the confessions of a butterflyer. By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World College Inter...

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Swimmers are Control Freaks: Inside the Paradox of Control

Swimmers are Control Freaks: The Paradox of Control What is control? Is it power? Is it dominance? For the majority of history, human kind has fought for control, and that is especially true for swimmers. While we have lost men, time and sometimes blood, we have stopped at nothing to deem ourselves ...

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Sister Pride: Swimming Becomes Lasting Bond for Siblings

My sister and I have swum together since I was 7 and she was 5. We did summer league together, went to club practice together and went to neighboring colleges. Swimming was the base of our relationship. We spent an ungodly amount of hours together — whether we wanted to or not. I can’t say that ever...

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3 Lessons Learned with Age: A Guide to Swimming With Perspective

By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World College Intern. Dara Torres once said, “Age is just a number.” In many ways she was right. Swimming is one of the few sports that you can start at any age and continue doing for the majority of your life. Through your career and as you get older, you learn different le...

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A Conversation with an Unlikely Best Friend: The Black Line

A Conversation with an Unlikely Best Friend: The Black Line By Jamie Kolar Swimming is unlike any other sport. It is the only sport where you cannot talk to any other person or coach during most of the practice or during a race, allowing for a lot of time alone. Being alone for those extended period...

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Finding Inspiration Out of the Pool: Lessons from Walt Disney

Finding Inspiration Out of the Pool. Today: Lessons from Walt Disney When you hear the name Walt Disney, a lot of feelings and thoughts probably come to mind — the magic, the joy, the household empire that it has become in the last 60 years and of course Mickey Mouse. Who people normally do not thin...

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2019 Santa Clara International Day 1: Tessa Cieplucha Wins 800 Free

The first night of the 2019 Santa Clara International is underway at the George Haines International Swim Center. The meet began with the distance events. Both the women and the men swam the 800 free today with some major conviction. Women's 800 Free In first was Tessa Cieplucha of Swim Ontario with...

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2019 French Championships Day 2: Charlotte Bonnet Sprints to Worlds

The second night of finals at the 2019 French Swimming Championships saw some amazing swims as swimmers try to qualify for world championships and other international competitions. The night's events included the 50 free, men's 1500 free, 100 back, 100 breast and the 200 free. Check out more coverag...