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Swimmer’s Shoulder: The Most Common Injury to a Swimmer's Engine

Swimmer’s Shoulder: The Most Common Injury to a Swimmer's Engine By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern If you see someone constantly rubbing and stretching their shoulders, you very likely encountered a swimmer. (The damaged hair and rumpled sweatpants will give you additional hints). F...

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The Warmdown: Why Coaches Make Sure Athletes Put In Recovery Laps

The Warmdown: Why Coaches Make Sure Athletes Put In Recovery Laps By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern Whether you call it recovery, warmdown, cool-down, or an easy swim, active recovery is something coaches want you to do after basically every kind of exercise. Even if we sometimes pr...

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What World-Class Athletes Taught Us Through the Olympic Games

What World-Class Athletes Taught Us Through the Olympic Games By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern The Olympics are over but what stays for a little longer are the memories we’ve gained, the chance to share the thrill of all the athletes we followed in front of our TVs. The Olympics ma...

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The Mystery Behind Swimmers’ Feel for the Water

The Mystery Behind Swimmers’ Feel for the Water By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern With their special “feel for the water,” swimmers know just how fascinating this element is. Water can be soft like air and floating in it can sometimes feel like flying. But it can be soft and hard at...

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The Gene Pool: How Swimming Talent is Nurtured Through Generations

The Gene Pool: How Swimming Talent is Nurtured Through Generations By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern There are impressive stories about cases where talent runs deep in families. If we have a look at current and retired world-class athletes, chances are, we find a bunch who have sibl...

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7 Reasons Why Freestylers are Unique Swimmers

7 Reasons why Freestylers are Unique Swimmers By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern Let's face it: Freestylers are unique swimmers. Many of us have heard breaststrokers, backstrokers and butterfly specialists justify why, of all strokes, their focus is the most challengin...