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39 Thoughts Swimmers Have During the 200 Butterfly

39 Thoughts All Swimmers Have During the 200 Butterfly By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern We're pretty sure everyone is terrified of the 200 butterfly. Well, except for Kristof Milak and Michael Phelps. But let's just make it clear that Phelps is absolutely an exception and not the rule...

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I'm Not Dropping Time Anymore, and That's Okay

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern You could argue that swimming is a time-based sport. After all, everything from practice sets to meet cuts are based around the clock. We race against ourselves, but we also race against time. While we're told the race against ourselves is the more imp...

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I Got it From My Mom: How She Inspires Me to Give Back

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern I started swimming competitively for my local summer swim team at the age of five. My mom likes to joke that's when she started swimming too. But, to be honest, it's really not a joke. She may not have been putting in the hours of training, but she was...

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2016 New Jersey NJSIAA State Championships Finals: Recap

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The annual New Jersey NJSIAA State Championships went off this past weekend at the Gloucester Country Institute of Technology (GCIT) in Glassboro, NJ. New Jersey's state championships, known as the "Meet of Champions" is one of the fastest high school ...

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2016 New Jersey High School State Championships: Prelims Recap

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The NJSIAA High School Meet of Champions state championship prelims session went off on Saturday, February 27. Tonight, the finals will be swum for both boys and girls. We will be recapping the meet results from today and looking at what finals might b...

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2016 Rhode Island High School State Championships: Recap

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The 2016 Rhode Island RIIL High School State Championships came to a close on February 20, and we saw some incredibly fast swims this past weekend out of some top athletes. Women’s PROUT'S A-relay of Cassandra St Angelo, Alex Miko-Rydza, Bella Miko-Ryd...

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2016 Delaware High School Championships Preview

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The 2016 Delaware DIAA High School State Championships are set to take place this weekend, February 23-27 as hosted by the Suburban Swim League. Women’s The first event, the women's 200 yard medley relay, will be a tight finish between the top four ran...

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NCAA Recruiting Rundown with Club Coach Andreas Roestenberg

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern I am lucky (or, depending on your perspective, perhaps unlucky) to have missed out on the NCAA recruitment process. Not because I couldn't be recruited to swim, but because I chose not to: I decided to go to university across the pond in the United Kin...

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2016 New Jersey High School Championships Preview

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The 2016 NJSIAA swimming championships are scheduled to take place this Saturday and Sunday, 27-28 February at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) in Glassboro, New Jersey. Women's Top seeded Scotch Plains Fanwood High School is the top se...

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Oxford v. Cambridge Historic Match Set to Draw Fast Finishes

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern One of the world's longest running collegiate dual meets, the historic Oxford v. Cambridge match-up is set for February 27 at the University of Oxford's Rosenblatt Pool. The meet was first run in 1892 at the Kensington Pools in London until 1999 when t...

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2016 British Universities & Colleges Sport League Men's Preview

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern Two weeks ago, Swimming World covered the 2016 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) League Women's Preview. Now, it's time for the men's. This past November at Short Course Championships, the men put up some seriously strong finishes t...

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2016 British Universities & Colleges Sport League Women's Preview

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The 2015 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Short Course league championship meet saw a fast weekend of swimming with over a dozen of British, Scottish, and BUCS league records smashed at Ponds Forge International Sport Centre in Sheffield, E...

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7 New Year's Swimming Resolutions You Should Think About Making

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern The New Year is one of the most awesome times of the year because, above all things, it brings us a fresh start. A blank slate. A chance to make right all of those things we should've done that we didn't and pursue all the things we want to do. It's al...

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6 Totally Original, Holiday-Themed Swim Sets

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern Holiday break is always the best for everybody-- except swimmers. Aside from the family parties where you basically can eat mountains and mountains of food (Yes, I'll have that third serving please... Ice cream? Sure!), holiday break also means somethi...

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Give & Surf: Changing Children's Lives in Bocas del Toro, Panama

By Sophia Chiang, Swimming World College Intern In 2010, Neil Christiansen packed up his life in San Diego and decided to move to a slice of remote Panama to found his own non-profit organization known as Give & Surf to educate and develop a local communities in the Bocas del Toro province. Five yea...