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What Makes a GREAT Coach? An Athlete and Coach Perspective

What Makes a GREAT Coach? An Athlete and Coach Perspective The best coaches are people who are influential, motivational, supportive, caring, positive and willing to help their athletes. Many mentors might display some of these qualities, but it takes someone special to represent them all. Great coa...

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WAC Championships: UNLV Men, Northern Arizona Women Finish on Top

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships took place in Pharr, Texas, from Feb. 28-March 3, 2024. On the men’s side, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) won its fourth consecutive conference title with 972 points, a solid 329 points ahead of the runnerup, Grand Canyon University, whi...

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Mountain West Conference: San Diego State Swims to Three-Peat

The San Diego State University Aztecs won their third straight conference title at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Houston from Feb. 21-24. The Aztecs scored 1,487.5 points, 231 points ahead of the runnerup UNLV, which finished with 1,256.5 points. Colorado State University took third ...

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Friday FunDay: 10 Movies to Watch With a Swimming Angle

Friday FunDay: 10 Movies to Watch With a Swimming Angle The new horror movie, “Night Swim,” starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, is out in theatres now. “Night Swim” is a movie that is bound to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. The Waller family moves into a new home with a beautiful, en...

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7 Pet Peeves That Drive Coaches Crazy

7 Pet Peeves That Drive Coaches Crazy Not only do swimmers develop several pet peeves over the course of their swimming career, but so do coaches. Inadequate swimmer etiquette, poor work ethic and an awful mindsets are all things that make a coach’s blood boil. After speaking with some of my swim co...

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5 of the Hardest Winter Training Sets: The Grind of the Holiday Season

5 of the Hardest Winter Training Sets Winter training… aka, every swimmer’s worst nightmare. Winter training is known to be the hardest week of practice during the swim season. The part that makes it so difficult is the high intensity workouts and the increase in yardage. Listed below are five of th...

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5 Tips To Best Prepare for College Midseason Meets

5 Tips To Best Prepare for College Midseason Meets For many teams, midseason is the first meet of the season where athletes are rested and suited up. Some swimmers might feel stressed out or nervous leading up to longer meets due to feeling the pressure to perform at a higher-level competition. Here...

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7 of the Biggest Swimming 'Ughs'; Stop Touching My Feet!

7 of the Biggest Swimming 'Ughs'; Stop Touching My Feet! Swimming every day with the same people can be fun, but can also be a little frustrating. In the sport of swimming, you create friendships with people that will last a lifetime, but sometimes their etiquette will drive you crazy. Here are seve...