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The Best Post-Workout Supplement Is...Gummy Bears?

The Best Post-Workout Supplement Is...Gummy Bears? It’s no secret that eating healthy is important for athletes. Though Michael Phelps’ 10,000-calories-a-day diet may have been exaggerated, it is understood that swimmers and other endurance athletes require large amounts of nutrients to sustain them...

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AGUA Swimmer Empowers Children in Eldoret Kenya

By Brie Harnden, Swimming World College Intern. Many swimmers spend their high school careers focused solely on school and swimming. For rising senior Harrison Pire, member of Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA), that lifestyle was simply too mundane. He wanted to do something significant to help ...

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Don Lemieux on Coaching Samantha Arsenault to the Olympics

By Brie Harnden, Swimming World College Intern. Every four years, the finest athletes from 206 countries compete at the Olympic Games. They are celebrated for their abilities on the world’s largest stage. The focus is usually on the current experience: the thrill of Olympic village, the pride of rep...

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Katie Ledecky Creates New Pro Swimming Era

By Brie Harnden, Swimming World College Intern. Katie Ledecky has been a keystone of USA Swimming for six years now, a journey that started with her stunning performance in the 800 freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Ledecky has evolved into one of the most widely-recognized icons of Team...

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The Hot Debate About Ice Baths

By Brie Harnden, Swimming World College Intern. Recovery is a swimmer’s favorite word in the middle of a difficult training cycle. At a championship meet, it is the tedious but still welcomed process of long warm-downs, leg drains and stretching. But another common practice of ice bath recovery - al...