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3 Ways to Overcome Jealousy in Swimming

By Diana Pimer (From the Archive) My mom always tells me, “Jealousy is an ugly emotion.” She is right. And in swimming, jealousy can reign supreme. Then again, while ugly, jealousy is also natural. It is a justifiable emotion that everyone has at at least some point in his or her lives. However, it ...

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6 Everyday Struggles of a Swim Parent

6 Everyday Struggles of a Swim Parent There is a lot of pressure on swimmers. The training, the suit, the mentality all has to be perfect. However, behind every great practice, every great race, and every great swimmer is a great swim parent, even when the kids leave for a collegiate pool instead of...

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3 Reasons Why It's OK to Be Disappointed In A Best Time

By Diana Pimer All swimmers know what it’s like to have that glorious moment when you get a best time, achieve your goal time, and place where you wanted in a race. For some of us, this may not have been this season, this year, or even the last few years. But we all know what that sense of relief an...

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6 Everyday Struggles of a Breaststroke Specialist

6 Everyday Struggles of a Breaststroke Specialist By Diana Pimer Breaststrokers are a unique class of swimmers. Some excel at IMs, while others can swim the stroke faster than freestyle. Even with these slight differences, there are some things that all breaststrokers can relate to. Not everyone und...

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4 Qualities of A Star Relay Swimmer

By Diana Pimer, Swimming World Intern Relays can mean a lot of different things. For some, a relay can be a group of age group swimmers having fun with their best friends. For others, a relay can determine an NCAA championship. Regardless, there are certain people who always seem to pull through in ...

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5 Ingredients for a Successful Individual Medley Swimmer

5 Ingredients for a Successful Individual Medley Swimmer All events in swimming are challenging, whether it’s the 50 freestyle or 1,650 free. Each event is difficult in its own way, but the individual medley certainly has its own challenges. All four strokes are unique and usually take a special set...

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3 Reasons to Choose NCAA Division III Swimming

3 Reasons to Choose NCAA Division III Swimming By Diana Pimer (Archive) As a senior in high school, I knew I was a swimmer with potential to go to a small NCAA Division I school with a scholarship, or go to an up-and-coming NCAA Division III swimming school with the potential to be a key player on t...

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Kentucky's Allison Reed Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Allison Reed, who has served as an assistant coach with Kentucky swimming and diving since 2016, has been promoted to associate head coach of the men's and women's teams, it was announced by head coach Lars Jorgensen on Friday morning. "Allison has been an exemplary leader within our program for thr...

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Bryant Swimming & Diving Adds Three to Coaching Staff

Bryant Swimming & Diving Coach Katie Cameron has introduced Brian Keane and Aimee Bourassa as assistant coaches for the 2019-2020 season. Aidan Devers was also added as a graduate assistant for the team. Keane and Bourassa bring an abundance of experience as both coaches and athletes to the Bulldogs...

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Claire McDaniel Named Head Swimming Coach for Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines Director of Athletics David Hansburg has named Claire McDaniel the head coach of the Orediggers' men's and women's swimming program. "We are excited to welcome Claire McDaniel to the Mines Athletics family," Hansburg said. "Her myriad experiences and proven leadership as a s...

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Kristine Gaswint, Jamie Lew Named Assistants for William & Mary

William & Mary head swimming coach Nate Kellogg announced the hirings of Kristine Gaswint and Jamie Lew as assistant coaches for the Tribe's nationally-recognized men's and women's swimming teams. In addition to on-deck coaching, Gaswint will assist with all administrative, recruiting, and training ...

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Evan Sholudko Appointed Head Coach at Eastern Illinois

Eastern Illinois athletic director Tom Michael has announced the hiring of Evan Sholudko as the Panthers men's and women's swimming coach. Sholudko will start in Charleston in late August and becomes the seventh head coach of the men's program and eighth head coach of the women's program. The progra...

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Jacqueline Michalski Tabbed as Gannon University Head Coach

Already with a track record as a collegiate head coach, Jacqueline Michalski has been named Gannon's next head men's and women's swimming and diving coach. Michalski brings nine years of collegiate coaching experience with her to Erie, including the past five years as the head coach at Division I Ea...

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Julianne Lehner Named Interim Head Coach at Rollins College

Julianne (Kurke) Lehner will step in as interim head coach for 2019-20 after serving as assistant coach last season. Rollins Director of Athletics Pennie Parker has announced the resignation of Kyle Berg as head coach of the Tars men's and women's swimming programs. "Coach Berg has elevated Rollins ...

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FINA Swimming World Cup Cluster One: Hosszu, Morozov Win Overalls

Vladimir Morozov of Russia continued to gear up at the third FINA Swimming World Cup leg in Singapore from August 15-17 as he smashed three World Cup records (WC) in the 50m / 100m free and the 50m back. In the freestyle events, Morozov clocked times of 21.27 in the sprint and 47.88 in the 100m, whi...

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USOPC Announces 2019 Parapan American Swimming Team

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced the U.S. Parapan American Swimming and all sports teams that will compete at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019 from Aug. 23 – Sept. 1 in Peru. The U.S. roster is comprised of 159 men and 98 women, and includes six guides and pilots....

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Duke Names Thomas Rathbun Assistant Coach

Duke swimming and diving head coach Dan Colella is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas Rathbun to his staff. Rathbun will serve as an assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. “We are thrilled to have Thomas Rathbun joining us this season,” said Colella. “He has been here for a couple of months...

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Arizona Adds Anna Heller as Assistant Swimming Coach

The University of Arizona Swimming and Diving program and head coach Augie Busch have announced the addition of new assistant coach Anna Heller to the staff. "The staff and I are so happy and excited about Anna joining our staff," said Busch. "We see eye-to-eye on many things, most importantly how b...