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I Spy: Swim Meet Edition

By Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern.  Even diehard swim fans can probably remember some meets they were less than thrilled to be attending. Maybe it was the tenth sweltering meet of a long summer season, or maybe it was a meet before the smartphone era when you ran out of games to pla...

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Introducing The Little Known Combat Side Stroke

By Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern.  If someone told you there was a seventh stroke, would you be able to name it? Most swimmers could count off the first six: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, corkscrew and sidestroke. The seventh stroke is only known by a small group ...

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Four Extreme Water Sports You Might Not Know About

By Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern.  As competitive swimmers, it’s easy to forget that there’s a world of water-based activities out there that don’t involve laps or a black line. Here are four extreme water sports that are a bit riskier, and possibly more fun, than lap swimming. Fre...

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The Heart of a Team Physician

By Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern.  Dr. Jim Lynch is an active duty Army Physician who acted as the Team Physician for USA Swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Lynch’s position with USA Swimming is part-time, and he works with a team made up of other volunteers and full-time medical a...

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10 Books to Deepen Your Appreciation of Water Sports

By: Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern. Contrary to popular belief, not all popular swimming books are biographies about modern Olympians. Many swimming related books feature events and people who have conquered waves and waters across the world. Read about Lynne Cox’s daring open water...

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The Secret to JOLYN's Success

by Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern.  JOLYN is a small but wildly popular clothing company based out of California that designs and manufactures swimsuits and dryland clothes for female athletes. Walk into a swim meet or on deck during a practice and the vast majority of girls that yo...

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Dana Vollmer Helps Girls Find Perspective

By Samantha Dammann, Swimming World College Intern. When Olympian Dana Vollmer competed while six months pregnant at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, she reminded female swimmers how much they’re capable of and how they should assess their athletic achievements. “It shows that the human body can t...