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5 Ways to Expertly Balance School and Swimming

5 Ways to Expertly Balance School and Swimming By Caitlin Daday One often over-looked difficulty of any sport at the college level is the need for student-athletes to be just that--STUDENT-athletes. From the outside, most of our non-athlete peers only see the glamours but tend to forget that being a...

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The Presidential History of Swimming

The Presidential History of Swimming Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. once said, "I think swimming is a wonderful thing." Roosevelt's father, Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States), swam a great deal during his lifetime. But FDR was not the only one of our Commanders-in-Chief who e...

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4 Ways to React When Things Are Not Going Your Way

4 Ways to React When Things Are Not Going Your Way Swimming is full of ups and downs. You can go for days at a time with everything seeming to go right, until all of a sudden everything seems to go wrong. You don't hit your pace, you get hurt, or just anything does not go the way you hoped. How you ...

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3 Thoughts to Keep in Mind During Tough Times Like These

These past two months have been difficult, to say the least. The world has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of lives lost around the world. Meanwhile, financial strains have hit families and the normalcy of life has been disturbed, including at-home schooling becomi...

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Low Attendance Doesn't Deter Tupelo Sectionals From Competing

The 2017 Speedo Sectionals, Tupelo kicked off last night at the Tupelo Aquatic Center in Mississippi. The field featured a surprisingly small number of athletes, mostly from a handful of teams. Despite the low attendance, host team Shockwave Aquatics and USA Swimming decided to go forward with the m...

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More Records Fall on Night Three of the Atlantic 10 Championships

Duquesne freshman Emma Brinton and George Washington senior Gustav Hokfelt highlighted night three of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships. Both Brinton and Hokfelt have won both of their individual events so far. In addition to last night's 200 IM, Brinton added a win and the meet and pool records to...

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La Salle's Bergman Leads Night Two of the Atlantic 10 Championships

Night two of the Atlantic 10 Championships featured conference and meet records from La Salle's Fabian Bergman in the men's 200 IM. After finishing third last year, Bergman took down the previous record of 1:46.54, held by Andrea Bolognesi from 2016. Bergman posted a 1:46.06. Tonight also saw multip...

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5 Races to Watch at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships

By Caitlin Daday. The Atlantic 10 swimming championships returns this year to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Beginning Wednesday night, the Richmond women and George Washington men will seek to defend their titles from last year. The Richmond women have won the conference title every year sinc...

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Remembering My Biggest Fan in Thankful Times

Commentary by Caitlin Daday, Swimming World College Intern.  A lot of people ask me how I swam at an invitational the weekend after my grandfather’s funeral. How could I not have? He would have expected nothing less. Because of my grandfather, I have a lot of things. He worked so hard to make life g...

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Katinka Hosszu Leads First Morning of the Beijing World Cup

Katinka Hosszu led the first session of the Beijing World Cup with two top seeds going into Day One finals. Jamaica's Alia Atkinson and Hosszu's Hungarian teammate Boglarka Kapas will also be making multiple appearances in the first night of finals. The host country of China also thoroughly dominate...

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2017 World University Games: Day 1 Finals Recap

The first night of finals of the 2017 World University Games began in record fashion. Meet records were broken in both the men's 400 freestyle and the women's 400 IM, the only two individual finals in tonight's program. The rest of the night featured fast swims in a number of semifinals. Full result...