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What Is The Hardest Event in Long Course Swimming?

What Is The Hardest Event in Long Course Swimming? First, let me clarify one thing. I haven’t competed in long course since 2012 when I tried it for a summer, and to this day, this remains my opinion on it. On the other hand, let me clarify some other things. While I may not have participated in a l...

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6 Important Things Learned During a Swimming Career

6 Important Things Learned During a Swimming Career I’ve been what you would call a swammer for about a month now. While I probably will pull a Brett Favre at some point and make my return to the pool as a Masters swimmer, at the moment I’m branching out and trying other things. Currently, it's weig...

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What are the 12 Labors of Swimming?

Whether you learned about it in school, or you’re like me and had a giant Greek myth phase when you were little (just ask my mom, she’ll tell you all about it), many know about the Twelve Labors of Hercules. For those not brushed up on their ancient mythology, the goddess Hera decided to make life t...

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Who are the Blue Bloods of NCAA Swimming?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years (which, considering what’s been going on for the last year, is honestly totally reasonable), you probably know what a blue blood is. Whether you watch sports, enjoy the hit CBS crime drama starring the more famous of the two Wahlberg brot...

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Why Swimmers Are Equipped to Excel At Almost Every Sport

Why Swimmers Are Equipped to Excel At Almost Every Sport “This is why I swim.” It’s the phrase used by countless swimmers, including myself, as an excuse as to why we perpetually fail to make ourselves look like anything other than wacky, waving, inflatable tube people when we participate in any spo...

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Money Talks: Matching Sponsors to Each ISL Team

Money Talks: Matching Sponsors to Each ISL Team Sports teams and corporate sponsors go together like peanut butter and jelly. From the “official grocery store of the Washington Nationals” ads gracing every Harris Teeter store in the DMV to the banners for local restaurants hung from the pool fence a...

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How Adding a Draft Would Boost International Swimming League

How Adding a Draft Would Boost International Swimming League From football to hockey, hearing your name on draft night is something that every young athlete dreams of, and for good reason. Sitting in a giant arena dressed to the nines, surrounded by your closest friends and family, waiting for the c...

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10 Unconventional Christmas Gifts for the Swimmer in Your Life

We’ve all seen the swimmer gift lists gracing the pages of Swimming World Magazine and its website. We write down tech suits, parkas, and GoPros on our lists with care, in the hope that when we go to open gifts on Christmas morning they will be there. Unfortunately, most of this stuff costs a pretty...

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Bird Is the Word: What Event Each Thanksgiving Food Would Be

Bird Is the Word: What Event Each Thanksgiving Food Would Be Thanksgiving is, along with Super Bowl Sunday and the Fourth of July to an extent, one of the few days of the year in which stuffing your face is not only encouraged but is the normal way to go about your day. You wake up to a giant breakf...

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Swimming on the TV/Movie Screen: A Character Ranking

Swimming on the TV/Movie Screen: A Character Ranking It’s unfortunately common knowledge that the portrayal of swimming in film and television is relatively uncommon, being overshadowed by sports such as ping-pong (Balls of Fury, 2007), BASEketball (BASEketball, 1998), and bobsled (Cool Runnings, 19...