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An Appreciation For Swimming From Someone Outside the Pool

An Appreciation For Swimming From Someone Outside the Pool When it comes to swimming, it’s something I know how to do. But if you were to put me in my university's swim practice for a day, I would absolutely be beat by the warmup. Personally, I think swimming is such a cool sport and I regret not co...

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A Few Helpful Tips For Entering the World of Lifeguards

A Few Helpful Tips For Entering the World of Lifeguards If you are thinking about lifeguarding as a summer job, there are a couple of things you might want to take into account prior to applying for the job. Here are a few points that will hopefully guide you along. Take Certification Classes and Tr...

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How the Pandemic Has Changed Lap Swimming and Lifeguarding

How the Pandemic Has Changed Lap Swimming and Lifeguarding Swimming is a sport or activity that is done within a close proximity of other people. Prior to the pandemic people did not have to worry about catching a serious virus, but now they do. Gyms and other recreational facilities have created ne...

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Lifeguarding: The Positives of Overseeing the Pool

Lifeguarding: The Positives of Overseeing the Pool Lifeguarding is a well-known job for swimmers, particularly in the summer. Of course, it is not what you see in movies or tv shows. You won’t be able to fall asleep in the chair or flirt with cute patrons. There’s much more to lifeguarding that peop...

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A Look at Swimming in Video Games

A Look at Swimming in Video Games For years, sports like soccer, baseball, football, and hockey release a video game every year with improved graphics, updated players, squads, and new features. However for sports like swimming and diving, they only come out every four years in a video game based on...

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The Beauty of Swimming: A Sport For Everyone

The Beauty of Swimming: A Sport For Everyone When it comes to swimming, everyone wants to be like Michael Phelps or Katie Ledecky. Gliding through the water like nothing and making swimming look easy. However, swimming isn’t always about being the best. It can be a great source of exercise for peopl...

High School Swimming Taking a Virtual Turn

High School Swimming Taking a Virtual Turn Around this time, it would have been a normal swim and dive season for some high school teams. With the COVID-19 pandemic still at large in the United States, high school swim season and meets, though, are going to look very different. In many cases, swim m...