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USRPT: How This 'Unconventional' Training Works

USRPT: How This 'Unconventional' Training Works Every athlete trains differently, and no one training regimen is the same for every athlete. This fact is especially true in the world of swimming. Over the course of the swimming's history, training has evolved through advancements in technology and a...

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The Potential Effects of Conference Realignment on College Swimming

The Potential Effects of Conference Realignment on College Swimming On July 1, 2022, the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), two of the most storied athletic programs in the NCAA, shook the college sports world when they announced they would ...

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A Familiar Home: Why Olympic Trials Returning to Indy Is a Perfect Fit

With the World Championships Trials recently concluded, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next Olympics Trials, scheduled just two short years away. On March 29, USA Swimming & the Indiana Sports Corp. officially announced that the U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Swimming would be held at Lu...

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A College Swimming Playoff? What About This Approach For the Future?

A College Swimming Playoff? What About This Approach For the Future? With the College Football Playoff Committee releasing their final rankings of the season last month, four teams were identified as the best in the land and given the opportunity to contend for the national championship. It got the ...

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Celebrating Three Historic Indiana High School Girls Swimming Programs

Celebrating Three Historic Indiana High School Girls Swimming Programs In the second of a two-article series, the rich tradition of Indiana high school swimming is examined. We end with the girls’ programs, with the boys’ programs being covered in Part I. With the 2021 Indiana High School Athletic A...

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Celebrating Three Historic Indiana High School Boys Swimming Programs

Celebrating Three Historic Indiana High School Boys Swimming Programs In the first of a two-article series, the rich tradition of Indiana high school swimming is examined. We start with the boys' programs, with the girls' programs to follow in Part II. Each year, thousands of high school students ac...