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How Swimming Can Help You Overcome A Bad Breakup

How Swimming Can Help You Overcome A Bad Breakup By Andrew Jovanovic, Swimming World Intern Heartbreaks and breakups are a common part of growing up. Learning how to move on from tough times is what defines us. A breakup can be as simple as an “I’ll see you around” or as McCoy put it in Star Trek, “...

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A Tribute to the Silent Struggle

By Andrew Jovanovic, Swimming World College Intern There are certain people who consistently miss yards because their “shoulder hurts” or they have to “use the bathroom.” Everyone knows what those certain individuals are doing and why they try to get out of practice. This article is not about them. ...

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A Culture of Tattoos in Swimming

By Andrew Jovanovic, Swimming World College Intern Whether it’s something you want to acknowledge or not, there exists a culture of tattoos in the sport of swimming. Unlike other sports, it is almost impossible (unless you are pretty creative) to hide a tattoo. Since we stretch, train, and compete w...

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Hardy Makes a Splash in Historic Rogers Park

By Andrew Jovanovic, Swimming World College Intern On June 13, Jessica Hardy represented USA Swimming Foundation's Make A Splash Tour at High Ridge YMCA in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the north-side of Chicago. The tour's main focus is reaching ethnically diverse communities to promote interest ...

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3 Reasons to Say Yes to High School Swimming

By Andrew Jovanovic, Swimming World College Intern "Should I swim in high school?" It's the question almost every age-grouper asks themselves as they graduate grade school. Parents, coaches, and teammates involved in answering this question have different and often conflicting interests, which somet...