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Overcoming an Injury: A Reflection of Personal Growth

Overcoming an Injury: A Personal Reflection and Realization Is it a real pain, or am I just sore? Or maybe I’m just tired. I can keep going. I can keep swimming. It is fine. It does not hurt “that much” anymore. These are some of the thoughts I had in my head for more than two years, and that probab...

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A Preview Of the NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships (Psych Sheets)

The NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships will take place from March 1- 4, 2023, in the Columbus Aquatic Center in Columbus, GA. There will be a total of 300 swimmers in the meet, 140 men and 160 women, and 16 divers - eight men and eight women. This year the NAIA has used a new selection process a...

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Life After Swimming: How To Prepare For What Comes Next

Life After Swimming: How To Prepare For What Comes Next Senior year for college student-athletes might mean the end of many things, including their sports career. Nonetheless, at best, that means a new chapter in their life. With graduation getting closer, college swimmers start facing what might be...

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Swimming is More Than an Individual Sport

Swimming is More Than an Individual Sport Swimming might seem like an individual sport. Nonetheless, any swimmer that has gone through a distance practice or an extended set knows that they would not have done it without the person swimming next to them. Your teammates in college will add to your li...

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How to Handle Anxiety Heading Into a Big Race Or Stretch Of the Season

How to Handle Anxiety Heading Into a Big Race Or Stretch Of the Season Am I good enough? Are all the hours that I have practiced going to pay off? What if I do not drop any time? These are some of the questions that might go through a swimmer’s head before a race. With conference championships and n...

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Truth: The Winter Break Of a Swimmer Isn't Exactly Restful

The Winter Break Of a Swimmer Isn't Always Restful; Finding the Right Balance Winter break means nothing for college swimmers. After midseason invitationals, most college swimmers think Christmas/Winter break is around the corner. But do we ever get a real break? Winter break varies from a month to ...

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Getting the College Recruiting Process Started: Some Early Steps

Getting the College Recruiting Process Started: Some Early Steps Choosing which college to attend can be overwhelming, especially as a student-athlete. If you are a junior in high school, this might be the right article for you to look at. Every type of question crosses the mind of those who want to...

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Jose Angel Martinez and Hector Ruvalcaba Making History for Mexico

Jose Angel Martinez and Hector Ruvalcaba Making History for Mexico Jose Angel Martinez and Hector Ruvalcaba recently finished their debuts in the FINA World Cup with historic participation for Mexico. While Ruvalcaba finished fifth in the 400 individual medley at the Indianapolis meet, breaking his ...

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The Positives that Covid-19 Brought to College Swimmers

The Positives that Covid-19 Brought to College Swimmers It has been two years since COVID-19 shackled not only our health, but also our lives. There was no exception for student-athletes in college. With the pandemic, NCAA and NAIA championships got canceled. Therefore, many seniors in college lost...