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What is the Hardest Event in Swimming?

What is the Hardest Event in Swimming? By Elise Devlin, Swimming World Intern There’s nothing worse than getting a wide eyed, worrisome expression from your friend after you answered their question, “So, what event do you have next?” We’ve all been there. Lurking somewhere in your meet lineup is onl...

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Towson's Reagan Martin: Strong Swimmer, Stronger Person

Towson's Reagan Martin: Strong Swimmer, Stronger Person The Towson University swim team prides itself in being a close-knit group, like a lot of swim teams do.  When something happens to one of us, good or bad, we all feel it.  On July 12th, one of our own, Reagan Martin, was in a diving accident.  ...

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5 Skin-Care Tips: The Swimmer Version

5 Skin Care Tips: The Swimmer Version Picture this.  It’s mid-winter, you’re walking off the pool deck and into the locker room to change.  As you make your way to your bag, you pass a mirror and - gasp!  You can’t even recognize yourself with all that dry skin you see.  And what is all that red itc...

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Who Are You? 4 Swimmer Personalities Found on the Pool Deck

Who Are You? 4 Swimmer Personalities Found on the Pool Deck Swim meets are pretty much the ideal place to people watch. Every swimmer prepares to race fast completely differently. This can all depend on your personality, your meet lineup, or even what kind of day you’re having. Yet every swimmer has...

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Swimming is One of the Greatest Constants in Life

The human mind can be pretty weird sometimes. As people, we go through waves of highs and lows in life, and our mind is in control of it.  Of course, certain events and situations will trigger it to get out of rhythm. However, our mind is in command of how we react to everything. So it doesn't reall...

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An Appreciation for What Has Been Missed: Coronavirus Edition

Coronavirus: An Appreciation for What Has Been Missed By Elise Devlin, Swimming World Intern The icebreaker, the common theme, the pretty much guaranteed, relatable topic.  Swimmers can sometimes just really dislike swimming.  Like everything else, it has so many blessings.  Lifelong friends, mental...