Ian Hanson - Oceania Correspondent - (Author)

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Visualization Tips for the Perfect Race

Visualization Tips for the Perfect Race You step up on the blocks, ready to race. After training for this moment for months, you have confidence in your strength. But you are also prepared mentally, because you have been here before. You visualized this exact moment, and the ones that will make up t...

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Thoughts You Have While Putting on a Racing Suit

Thoughts You Have While Putting on a Racing Suit Championship meets are days of racing, napping, and more racing.  This means, of course, putting on a racing suit many times.  It is quite the ordeal for a race that will be done in a matter of minutes or seconds.  From the moment the suit comes out o...

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5 Reasons to Swim for Your School

5 Reasons to Swim for Your School Are you thinking about swimming for your high school team? Or contemplating swimming in college? While there are many factors to consider when making this decision, here are some of the benefits to recognize as we near the start of another school year. Of course, al...

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5 Swimming Videos to Sit Down and Watch

5 Swimming Videos to Sit Down and Watch The world of swimming has far too many great videos to choose which is best.  Here are 5 that definitely deserve to be mentioned in a list of favorites. 2016 Rio Olympics - Men’s 50 Freestyle Final Anthony Ervin’s 50 freestyle in the 2016 Olympics was even mor...

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A Look at Early U.S. Olympic Trials Development

In 2020, we’re missing out on one of the fastest and most exciting meets in the sport of swimming: The U.S. Olympic Trials.  The history of this meet reveals an interesting progression of events as they were included in the Olympics, and gives insight into the history of the sport of swimming.  Look...

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5 Tips For Setting Meaningful and Achievable Goals

Pool closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have brought training to a halt all across the country. Without practice or upcoming meets, setting meaningful goals gives purpose to continue training in other areas during this uncertain time. It can be easy to look at this pandemic situation a...