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5 Water Safety Tips to Know for This Summer and Beyond

As more pools, beaches and lakes open with proper protocols in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important that all individuals who use the water do so safely. This summer, families will hopefully pack up their towels and floaties and coolers to head out to the beach or the pool for a fun day ...

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What it Means to be a Team Captain

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern. Being a team captain is a unique role to play. Although every team follows a slightly different procedure for voting, team captains are known to be teammates who have exhibited exceptional behavior both in and out of the pool. So exceptional that their pe...

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Busting Your Nerves Behind the Blocks

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern. Whether you’re just starting out your swimming career or you’ve reached the highest levels in the sport, anyone can experience nerves behind the blocks. Sometimes these pre-race jitters are easy to shake off, but if they’re severe enough, they can prevent...

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Thoughts on Being a Better Swim Fan

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern. Every four years, the Summer Olympics come around and interest in competitive swimming spikes. NBC confirms that swimming is one of the top three most-watched sports from the last few Olympics. Swim fans emerge from the woodworks during this special time....

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Body Neutrality: A New Way to View Your Body

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern. The body of a swimmer is incredible. It wakes up before the sun is up, works out crazy hard for three hours, then comes back for another three grueling hours later that same afternoon. We spend so much time training and honing our athletic ability in orde...

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Last Swim Meet

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern Whether it’s a club team championship, a high school state swim meet, the NCAA championship, or a Master’s meet, every swimmer will have a last swim meet of their career. It comes around for every person, no matter how much they love swimming. Facing this ...

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The Importance of Balance Amidst the Grind

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern. The Grind As swimmers, we are taught from a young age to worship the grind. We buy T-shirts that proudly read “eat, sleep, swim”; we commiserate together over the painful morning practice before coming back for seconds later that afternoon; and we all are...