Claire Alongi - (Author)

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Ice Swimming: The Coolest Sport Around

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming is a cool summer activity, right? For many the image of paradise is being surrounded by a cloud of sunscreen while lazing by the ocean or pool...

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Even Superheroes Lose

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern. Sometimes, it seems like athletes might actually be superheroes. Our favorites seem to always be on the winning side - untouchable. From basketball pla...

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Where Are the Swimming Movies?

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern. Name a movie about football. Okay, now baseball. Basketball? Try boxing. Track. Now swimming. Got anything for that last one? Vulture’s list of the Bes...

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Is Speed at the Core of Swimming?

By Claire Alongi, Swimming World College Intern. The Myth of Speed From the outside looking in, swimming is just a sport of speed. It’s how quick you can flip, take a breath and jump off the block. It...