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Why Women Have Beaten Men in Marathon Swimming?

Can Women Beat Men in Marathon Swimming? By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Swimmers have biological differences that affect their performance according to their sex. Women have lower hemoglobin levels, oxygen supply, and do not develop as much muscular power. Therefore, in sprint ...

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10 Things Olympians Wish They Could Tell their Younger Selves

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Being one year away from the Olympics, swimmers from all over the world look forward to qualifying. It could mean achieving an A or B-cut, participate in National trials to come in as one of the fastest two, or being selected by FINA through the u...

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From the Pool to the Ocean: The Transition

From the Pool to the Ocean: The Transition (Open Water Swimming) By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Most swimmers have swum or will swim at least an off event throughout their careers. These off events could include trying out for open water, you never know! Sometimes it might turn...

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Tempo and Rhythm: A Swimmer's Secret Weapons

Tempo and Rhythm: A Swimmer's Secret Weapons There are countless combinations of sets and drills that help swimmers enhance their overall training and performance. We can focus on a single aspect of our swim such as pulling, kicking, or breathing. Yet, have you ever thought of focusing on your tempo...

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Uniting the World Through Virtual Training: Azura Florida Aquatics

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to change the world... It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” It has been hard for athletes to continue with their practice regimen due to the pandemic.  Swimmers are not th...

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St. Vincent’s Swimming: A Small Nation with Big Dreams

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are,” said former US President Theodore Roosevelt. Some swimmers are luckier than others, growing up with resources at their fingertips. They have several teams and facilities from which to choose, w...

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Challenges of Open Water Swimming in a Polluted Ocean

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Swimmers face tougher challenges in open water swimming than in the pool. They deal with extreme water temperatures, uncertain weather and powerful currents. Nowadays, they face a new challenge: a polluted ocean. Global warming has evolved through...

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Swim Camp Counseling 101: A Crash Course to Your Best Summer Yet

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. As younger swimmers, most of us had a blast while attending summer swim camps. You make new friends and get to splash around under the sun while learning about the sport you love. But when we grow up as high school or college swimmers, we tend to ...

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Melissa Rodriguez's Olympic Dream: Third Time is the Charm

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. As swimmers, we have all experienced a moment in our careers when we missed a personal best, a medal, or the opportunity to qualify for a big meet by merely hundredths of a second. But what if that big meet is the Olympic Games? Melissa Rodriguez,...

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6 Ways to be a More Eco-Friendly Team

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Nowadays, taking care of the environment has become a trend. During a UN General Assembly high-level meeting, sources shared that in eleven years, the damage we have caused to our Earth is going to be irreversible if we don't take drastic action. ...

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The All-City Swim Meet: Over 50 Years of History and Tradition

Summer swimming leagues are a popular way to introduce children to the aquatic sport and make them fall in love with it for the rest of their lives. All kinds of summer leagues exist around the U.S. that are similar in training sessions, swim meets, and overall traditions. All-City Swim League Up no...