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Dear Struggling Swimmer

By Elise Campbell Every swimmer on every swim team has hated the sport for a time. There are thousands of reasons for this feeling that all converge at the same point: losing love and passion for an amazing sport. These feelings are inevitable based solely on the commitment level that swimming requi...

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Swimming and the Green-Eyed Monster

By Elise Campbell, Swimming World College Intern Jealousy is not uncommon among competitive athletics. Swimming, though blessed with team aspects, is largely an individual sport. It is also a sport in which athletes can directly compare themselves to others in a numerical way. Simply put, swimmers k...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Carol Zaleski

Who is Carol Zaleski? Competition judge, referee and starter since 1978 Develops and trains swimming officials both nationally and internationally President of USA Swimming for an unprecedented four terms (1986-1988, 1988-1990, 1994-1996, 1996-1998) Helped create the USA Swimming National Officials ...

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#30MostSwimfluential: Jim Wood

Who is Jim Wood? Head coach and founder of Berkeley Aquatic Club in Berkeley Heights, NJ since 1977 Men and women's swimming head coach at the University of North Carolina from 1975-1977 Attained an undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University before attending graduate school at UNC Elected pre...

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Studying Abroad and Collegiate Swimming: It's Possible

By Elise Campbell, Swimming World College Intern Most collegiate athletes don't believe studying abroad is ever an option. Swimmers usually don't even consider it. The mindset about such an opportunity could change if the commonly unseen athletic benefits were revealed. Summer Programs [caption id="...

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How College Swimming Changed My Life: Gator Alum Bob Utley

By Elise Campbell, Swimming World College Intern Bob Utley couldn't resist returning to the swimming world. Utley began working in sales after graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in liberal arts. Years later, he used the connections and skills he earned from his time as a collegi...

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You've Got Time: The Clock You Don't Need To Race

By Elise Campbell, Swimming World College Intern Time is a significant fear for many athletes reaching a turning point in their career. Worrying about the clock running out before goals are reached can quickly take hold of a swimmer’s mind and inhibit performance. Recruiting and retirement are two o...