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International Women's Day: An Ode to Swim Moms

International Women’s Day (IWD) To mark International Women’s Day, Swimming World is rolling out a series of features this Sunday, fresh and from the archive, to highlight the achievements and work of  pathfinders in swimming and raising issues that continue to have a massive impact on women in spor...

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2019 Futures Greensboro: Podkoscielny Goes Home With More Gold

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  The Futures Greensboro meet concluded today with one final day of strong competition. The women of the Sarasota Sharks comfortably won the meet with 267 points. The Blue Dolfins finished second with a 235 points. They edged out the women of the Marli...

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2019 Futures Greensboro: Vanburnt, Podkoscielny Fly to the Finish

8/2/19By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  The second day of Futures Greensboro continued to showcase the up-and-coming swimming talent across the country. Though the evening was full of close finishes, a few swimmers were able to set themselves apart from their competition with incredi...

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2019 Speedo Sectionals Cleveland: Ohio State Swim Club Strikes Back

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  The ABBA hit "Dancing Queen" resounded through the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium as day two of Speedo Sectionals Cleveland began. The evening saw old records shattered, and unlikely champions emerged. All the while, the Ohio State Swim Club pulled ahea...

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Lifeguard Shortage Raises Safety Concerns in Pools Across the Country

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  As June gives way to July, Americans will continue to find ways to enjoy the scorching summer sun. Many families will turn to their community pools to cool down amidst the heat. But as more and more pools across the country find themselves with fewer...

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Ten Songs to Spice Up Your Pre-Race Playlist

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  Every swimmer has their own pre-race ritual. You know, those stretches you do in the same order before every race? Or perhaps you recite a meaningful prayer. Or, you might not do anything at all - you're loose and unperturbed by superstitions. Regard...

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Changing It Up: Cross-training in the Off-Season

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World Intern. The cheers eventually die down. Goggles are packed away, towels rolled up, and buses boarded for the long journey home. Now the off-season begins. You can wake up at a reasonable hour now and reflect on your successes and failures of the past season. However,...