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7 Ways to Win a Gold Medal as a Swim Parent

7 Ways to Win a Gold Medal as a Swim Parent By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World Intern.  Behind every swimmer is the incredible swim parent. They wake up at all hours of the night to drive us to swim meets, they slave over countless meals only to see them devoured in a matter of just a few minutes, ...

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Top 10 Tips for College Swimming Recruiting

By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World College Intern.  The college swimming recruiting process can be a complicated maze of websites, phone calls, emails, recruiting questionnaires, visits and so much more. It can be easy to get confused or frustrated because of the countless rules - written and unwri...

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Learn These Important Skills and Drills to Have a Killer Flip Turn

By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World College Intern. We’ve all watched that race - where two swimmers are neck and neck, each ferociously fighting back the pain to hit the touch pad first. If these competitors are swimming at the same speed, then the one with a faster flip turn will prevail. Turns ar...

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Q&A With Mexican National Record-Setter Gabe Castano

By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World College Intern. Gabe Castano - accomplished Pennsylvania State University sophomore and Monterrey, Mexico native - completes his fifth year as a competitive swimmer, adding the prestigious title of Mexican national champion to his accolades. He left Mexico’s Long ...

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The Longest Swim: Benoit Lecomte Takes on the Pacific

By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World Intern.  As if Benoit Lecomte didn't have the adventure of a lifetime while swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, he and his team set off for another expedition on June 5, 2018. This time, the French distance swimmer is aiming to cross the Pacific Ocean over...

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How Mindful Swimming Can Unlock Your Potential

By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World Intern.  All athletes know that they're supposed to think positively in order to do their best, but the day-to-day challenges can wear down their drive. As mindfulness training has become a hot topic in performance psychology, athletes can use mindful swimming tec...