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The 3 R's of Post Season

By Chris Balbo, Swimming World College Intern. So your championship meet has gone one of three ways: amazing, mediocre, and horribly wrong. No matter the outcome, all of these groups of swimmers can b...

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How to Not Lose Your Head During Taper Time

By Chris Balbo, Swimming World College Intern For most college teams the main season is coming to a close. It’s the most wonderful time of the year aside from “Nike Christmas”. Yardage is decreasing, ...

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What to Expect on Your First Training Trip

By Chris Balbo, Swimming World College Intern. Regardless of your level - NCAA athlete or club swimmer - it is a fact that training trip week or winter training weeks are significantly harder than mos...

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Swimming Through the Thanksgiving Food Baby

By Chris Balbo, Swimming World College Intern. Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family, friends and relatives. With all this family time, comes tons and tons of food: mashed potatoes, turkey, pies...

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Should Swimmers Go Gluten Free?

By Chris Balbo, Swimming World College Intern.  In an endurance sport like swimming it can be argued there are finite ways in the pool to get faster. Every second, tenth and hundredth matter, but the ...

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5 Staples of College Dual Meets

By Chris Balbo, Swimming World College Intern. Joining a college team as a freshman is a daunting but thrilling experience. A new team, new schedule, and new practice methodology. With those changes a...