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An Open Letter to my Support System

By Ashlee Weingarten, Swimming World Summer Intern Playing any sport at a competitive level is a hard thing to do. Without a support system, it's a hard thing to continually push yourself. Here's a huge thank you to all who keep my spirits high during the swim season. To my coaches: Everyone knows t...

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Being the Coach's Kid: What It's Like Having a Coach for a Parent

By Ashlee Weingarten, Swimming World Summer Intern Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a parent who doubled as a swim coach? The following are the stories of three swimmers who were willing to describe their relationship with their parent, who also happened to be their coach. Kim Le...

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5 Tips for Newbie Coaches

By Ashlee Weingarten, Swimming World College Intern Your first year of coaching may be daunting, especially if you are fresh out of the pool from your own swimming career, or if you are still part of a swim team. Although you may have been swimming for years, you may come face-to-face with problems ...

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5 Drills Every Coach Should Know, From a Swimmer's Perspective

By Ashlee Weingarten, Swimming World College Intern Every coach knows that drills are the key to swimming correctly and perfecting a swimmer's form. To a swimmer, drills can be boring and sometimes it seems like the only good that comes out of them is being able to swim 25s in practice. The followin...