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Q&A with the Oxford University Swimming Captains

By Giulia Filocca, Swimming World College Intern. Oxford University is often hailed for its reputable academics, distinguished professors, and quirky traditions. Yet few recognize its sheer dominance in the sporting arena, particularly when it comes to swimming. As of 2008, the Oxford University Swi...

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Top 4 Swimming Rivalries Leading up to the 2019 World Championships

By Giulia Filocca, Swimming World College Intern. With the 2019 World Championships lurking on the horizon, excitement and competitiveness is building up across all parts of the globe. Certain athletes are vying for positions on national teams, while others are competing for the potential to claim a...

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How Much Do Swimmers Improve In College?

By Giulia Filocca, Swimming World Magazine Intern. College Swimming The NCAA is often hailed as the stepping-stone to sporting success. In fact, one statistic finds that 40 percent of swimming medalists at the 2004 Athens Olympics competed at NCAA institutions. Does this mean that we can attribute T...

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The Unrelenting Pursuit of Your "Personal Best"

By Giulia Filocca, Swimming World Magazine Intern. Nothing is more rewarding than the sensation of improvement - a truly blissful moment that nurtures one’s passion for a sport. This satisfying quest to achieve a personal best, otherwise referred to as a PB, entices all athletes. It is the unwaverin...

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Why the Top 5 Medal-Producing Countries Dominate the Summer Olympics

By Giulia Filocca, Swimming World Magazine Intern. Only a handful of nations have proven truly invincible in the pool. These teams can be classified as undisputed powerhouses, gravitating towards the top of the podium since the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896. How does one account ...

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Can World Records Supersede the Super-Suit Era?

By Giulia Filocca, Swimming World College Intern. The Super-Suit Era Crafted to enhance hydrodynamic performance, the sleek "rubber suit" truly revolutionized the sport of swimming as we know it: a cumulative total of 74 world records had been shattered after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while 43 were...