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Longhorns Keep Texas 5A State Champion Jeremy Kelly In State For 2024

NEW COMMIT: The University of Texas has received yet another impressive verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season and beyond from in-state standout Jeremy Kelly of Georgetown, Texas. He will join Luke Stibrich, Brayden Taivassalo and Cooper Lucas as a member of the Longhorns’ Class of 2028. Regarding...

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An Honest Sport: 15 Truths About Swimming

15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and hav...

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4 Things to Remember When You Feel Like Giving Up

By Chandler Brandes (From the Archive) It has come to that point in the season. Exams are around the corner, it’s getting darker earlier, and holiday training is fast approaching. Many midseason meets are over, and maybe we had a great meet, or maybe it didn’t go how we had planned. Long story short...

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Texas Longhorns Keep Versatile Luke Stibrich In State For 2024

NEW COMMIT: The University of Texas has kept a big recruit in the Lone Star State for 2024-25 as Luke Stibrich of Hubmle, Texas, has pledged his verbal commitment. He will join Brayden Taivassalo and Cooper Lucas as a member of the Longhorns’ Class of 2028. He told Swimming World: "I’m super excited...

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The 29 Confessions of a Distance Swimmer

The 29 Confessions of a Distance Swimmer - From the Archives By Chandler Brandes "I didn't choose the distance life. The distance life chose me." Well, not quite. Distance swimmers are all born the same way: we swam the 500 for the first time around age nine or 10 and didn't do too badly, so our coa...

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If Swimming Were Easy....5 Things Swimmers Face to Be Their Best

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern Spoiler alert: It’s not. We can all agree that swimming is not an easy sport. But choosing the easy route has never been the swimmer way. Here are five things which make swimming one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, sports out there... 1. Struggl...

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Distance Ace Elise Clift Verbally Commits To Florida For 2024-25 Season

NEW COMMIT: The University of Florida has earned its second verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season and beyond, this time from Elise Clift of Mansfield, Texas. Her father attended Florida as well. Clift will join Gracie Weyant in Gainesville as a member of the Gators' Class of 2028. Regarding her c...

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Sarasota Girls Break Relay Record At Florida 4A State Championships

Sarasota Girls Break Relay Record At Florida 4A State Championships The 2022 Florida 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships was held on November 5 at the Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart, Florida. Click HERE for full meet results. GIRLS MEET Top 5 Team Scores: 1. Riverview ...

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35 Things Swimmers Forget to Be Thankful For

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern We all have a love-hate relationship with swimming. Although we sometimes complain about the early mornings and the hard workouts, at the end of the day, we all keep coming back. We can get caught up in the stress of balancing classes, homework, pra...

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Kentucky Picks Up Another 2024 Verbal From Breaststroker Grayson Nye

NEW COMMIT: The University of Kentucky has picked up a new verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season and beyond from Grayson Nye of Apex, North Carolina. He will join Alex Gallagher and Chase Swearingen in Lexington as a member of the Wildcats’ Class of 2028. He told Swimming World: "I’m so excited t...