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2019 NCSA Junior National Swimming Championship: Day Two Recap

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. Night two of the 2019 NCSA (National Club Swimming Association) Junior National Swimming Championship meet completed with more top swims. Tonight’s events included: Men and Women’s 200 Backstroke, Women’s 100 Freestyle, Men’s 500 Freestyle, Men and ...

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2019 CSCAA National Invitational: Friday Recap

Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern.  Friday night the 2019 CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) meet saw more fast swims. Events swam tonight were the 200 Medley, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and the 800 free relay. Of the fourteen events, all but t...

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Michael Andrew Thriving With Sunshine Training

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. DES MOINES, Iowa — Michael Andrew had another successful weekend of swimming at the 2019 TYR Pro Series meet, taking home the gold in five events. Andrew claimed firsts in the 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and the 50...

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International Women's Day Sees Strong Women With Strong Performances

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. DES MOINES, Iowa —  The third night of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Des Moines saw many of the biggest names in women's swimming in the pool on International Women’s Day. Female swimmers from around the world competed against each other, but...

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2019 Colonial Athletic Association: Fast Finishes on Final Day

Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern.  It's the final day of the CAA Championship meet, and Towson's Jack Saunderson saved the best for last, capturing the meet's first swimming NCAA A cut standard time. On the women's side, Alexa Kutch goes down in CAA history as well, becoming the second...

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2019 Colonial Athletic Association Championship: 3 Ties on Day 3

Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. Day three of four of the CAA Championships meet consisted of the 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 400 Medley Relay, and Men’s 3-Meter diving. It was another day of close racing, with three ties, and more CAA records broken. It will be a...

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Liberal Arts Conference Championship Meet Recap

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The four-day 2019 Liberal Arts Conference Championships Meet concluded this Saturday, February 16. Eleven teams competed on the women’s side and nine on the men’s. The conference features all NCAA Division lll teams with the exc...

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2019 Colonial Athletic Association Championships: Day 1 Recap

Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. The Colonial Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championship Meet is underway Feb 20. Day one began with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 4 p.m. including the 200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay, and Men’s 1 Meter Diving. On the Women’s side, James Ma...

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Five Take-Aways for Senior Swimmers

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. If you’re reading this article, odds are that swimming has had a tremendous impact on your life in one way or another. Whether you’ve been swimming your entire life, just started, or are a swim parent or a coach, swimming - like any sport - plays a ...

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Tips to Get “Back in the Game” After Training Trip

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. There have been articles written on what to pack for training trip, how to survive training trip and our favorite things about training trip, but what about what happens when we come back from training trip? While it is hard work, training trip is a...

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Five Pointers For First Time Long Course Training

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. Maybe you went on training trip with your team this winter break and had to adjust to a new pool. Training in a different pool in a new environment can often create challenges. Perhaps this break you experienced one of the biggest adj...

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Jingle Bells - Swimming Version

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. 'Tis the season to be jolly - but sometimes during practice, we don't always feel all that festive. Have you ever changed the words to a song before? Maybe you changed the words to fit your mood. This Christmas season, maybe you find yourself recrea...

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Ten Things Your Coaches Really Want This Holiday

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. There are a lot of things you could get your coach this holiday season: coffee, a personalized timer, a Christmas sweater that you force them to wear at your next meet, their favorite treat, a cap signed by the entire team, and the list goes on. But...

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The 411 on Transitioning from High School to College Swimming

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. Senior year of high school can be a difficult time for students. They’re faced with important decisions that will have a lasting impact on their future. For athletes, transitioning from high school to college athletics brings a whole new level of co...

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Seven Training Thoughts That Can Make or Break A Swimmer

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. Many thoughts run through a swimmer’s head during practice - that’s why people say swimming is such a mental sport. It’s what you do with those thoughts that makes or breaks you as an athlete. Here are seven common thoughts that swimmers battle duri...

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Five Ways to Get Spooky This (Swim) Season

By Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. It’s October, and that means it’s “spooky season.” While the weather gets colder, the days and practices seem to get longer. Your class work seems to never end. Sometimes, you need to take a break from it all and have some fun with your team. Make l...