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DC Parks and Recreation to Host Meet in Honor of Black History Month

By Bonnie Schipper, Swimming World College Intern As a new year has begun, a full calendar of exciting swim events is waiting to take place. The 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM) will take place February 12 – 14 at the Takoma Aquatic Center in northwest DC. Hosting 27 teams an...

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College Sports Aren't "All That"...They're Better!

By Bonnie Schipper, Swimming World College Intern Committing to play a college sport is one of the most incredible things that a student-athlete can experience. It comes with a huge mixture of feelings, ranging from excitement, to relief, to anxiety. What many high school seniors don’t realize, howe...

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The Skinny on Protein...Enough is Enough!

By Bonnie Schipper, Swimming World College Intern Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, swimmers around the world are getting back into mid-season form and abiding by diets that will enhance their performance, taking in lots of carbs, water, and oh! Protein! Protein is viewed as a necessity for a...

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Ivy League Receives Loads of Verbal Commitments for the Class of 2020

By Bonnie Schipper, Swimming World College Intern As the first National Letter of Intent signing day has already come and gone, many senior swimmers have already made their college decisions. Schools in the Ivy League, however- Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylv...

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College Swim Tests from the Eyes of A Doggie Paddler

By Bonnie Schipper, Swimming World College Intern “My name is Bonnie and I’m not going to graduate college. Unless I can learn to swim three laps in a 25-yard pool.” For most Columbia students, this doesn’t pose much of a problem- they hop in the water, take as much time as they need to complete the...