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5 Impossible Things to Explain to Non-Swimmers

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is a different sport, which is why explaining things to non-swimmers can get tricky sometimes. While swimmers pretty much speak another language, here are a few of the hardest things to explain to someone who doesn't spend their days in the pool....

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Gator Swim Club Picks Up Wins on Speedo Sectionals, Plantation Day 3

The men and women of Gator Swim Club posted top finishes on day three of Speedo Sectionals in Plantation. Georgia-Mae Hohmann of Gator Swim Club took first in the 100 back with a 1:03.59. Mabel Zavaros of Oakville Aquatic Club finished second in 1:04.37 and Talia Bates of Gator Swim Club finished th...

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The Phases of Swimming, Defined

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern In the normal life cycle of a career, there are a few phases of swimming most of us go through. While the incredibly talented turn swimming into a career after college, many conclude their competitive career there. Each phase of swimming along the way is ...

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Why My Identity Will Always Be Rooted in Swimming

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Exactly one week ago, I finished my 16 year swimming career. And while there have been many signs this season that it was certainly time for me to move on, I found myself emotional on that last day. To go from calling myself a swimmer for the majority of ...

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Jefferson Forest Men, Jamestown Women Dominate Virginia 4A States

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com. By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Virginia High School 4A States was marked by a deep field acros...

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Records Fall at 3A Virginia High School States

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com. By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Tons of 3A State records were broken at 3A Virginia High School...

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The 9 Stages of Taper Told in Photos

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern You know it, you love it, you look forward to it all year. Taper truly is a swimmer's dream. Not only does it signal the fastest swimming of the year, it often leaves us with more energy than we've had all year. These photos tell the story of taper in a w...

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What Racing Suit Suits You?

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern. Choosing a racing suit is a tough task. With so many great options out there, it can be difficult to know what the best suit is for you, yet extremely important for your next taper meet. Checkout the highlights of some of the greatest suits out there for...

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5 Things I Learned from Missy Franklin's 'Relentless Spirit'

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Missy Franklin's new book Relentless Spirit details her upbringing and rise to Olympic fame from a deeply personal angle. Written along with her parents, it offers a new perspective on high caliber athletics. While my level of competition is extremely rem...

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Learning to Dive: Trusting Yourself in Swimming

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern As I hopped in my local pool while on winter break this week, I looked over at the club team practicing with younger kids. They were working on sprints from the blocks, and I watched as kid after kid bellyflopped into the pool. I instantly thought back to...

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25 Things Every Swimmer Wants for Christmas

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Tis the season for searching for the best gift! As swimmer's head off to holiday training, there are plenty of ways to make their Christmas everything they have ever wanted. Here's a perfect, although maybe unrealistic, list of things every swimmer wants ...

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8 Things To Do After You Commit to College

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern So you’re committed to four more years of swimming. Now that all of the stress of choosing a college is over, here are some things you can do while you wait to join your new team next fall! 1. Keep up your grades. [caption id="attachment_152174" align="al...

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7 Inspirational Videos for Your Next Big Meet

By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Heading to a mid-season meet soon? Looking for something to get you excited to swim fast? From tearful Olympic moments to pump up videos, here are seven inspirational videos you should definitely be watching in your hotel room. 1. The Infamous Lezak finis...

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Liberty (Renton) High School Wins Washington 2A Championship

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com. By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Washington 2A Girls championships concluded today with Liberty ...