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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...

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Swim Flumes: An Alternative to Improve Swimming Performance

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Technology has drastically changed sports throughout the last decades, and swimming is no exception. A newer trend that coaches have added to the training regimen is practicing in a swim flume as an alternative to improve performance. The most pop...

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Meet 14-Year-Old Benito Perlaza, Panamanian Swimmer with Dwarfism

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Well-known scientist Stephen Hawking once said, “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Some swimmers are physically talented but lack the guts or confidence to achieve their goals. Others are not na...

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Are Qualifying Time Standards Necessary for International Meets?

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Almost every major international swimming event―the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan-American Games, Commonwealth Games and European Swimming Championships―has qualifying time standards swimmers must achieve to be eligible to compete. In so...