Kate Walter - (Author)

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A Swimmer's Guide to the Summer of 2019

By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern. The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, parkas are being gleefully replaced with tank-tops and shorts, outdoor pools are open and there seems...

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The Complete Guide to Prom: Swimmer Edition

By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern. When the months of April and May roll around and spring championship meet season finally ends, high school swimmers trade in their knee skins and sweatpants for ...

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I Swim Because....

By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern.  Why wake up at 4 a.m. to stumble around a dimly lit rec center and take a reluctant plunge into the cold pool? Why put up with the permanently wet hair and sten...

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4 Hometown Elite Athlete Friendships

By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern.  There’s nothing fans love to see more than two of their favorite athletes posing together for an Instagram photo. On the rare occasion when Olympic swimmers...

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Meet 7 Unsung Swim Heroes

By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern.  Not all heroes wear goggles. Making sure a swim meet runs smoothly involves much more work than you may think. While swimmers physically exert themselves and ea...

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Summer Swim Leagues, Had me a Blast!

By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern. Summer swim leagues are often a child's first exposure to competitive swimming and can foster a lifetime love for the sport. Five-year-olds sporting neon googles...