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5 Things Distance Swimmers Wish They Could Have

5 Things Distance Swimmers Wish They Could Have By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern "All right, sprint take lanes 1-4, mid take 5-7, and distance go take the far lane." Most distance don't even need the instruction. They automatically drag their worn-out mesh bags and bodies to the far ...

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Distance Swimming is Great Again

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern Now that the men's NCAA Championships are over, it is time to reflect back on the record-breaking weekend and determine which race was the most exciting. Many would argue that it would be the 100 butterfly, where Florida's Caelab Dressel upset Texas' ...

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The Fastest Year in College Swimming

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern The year of 2016 turned out to be a very exciting year. It started off in March at the NCAAs, where American records fell at both the women's and the men's meet. The excitement carried over to the Olympic Trials, and then the Olympic Games in Rio. The...

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2017 Men's NCAA Freestyle Predictions

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern The question people in the sport of swimming ask after the Olympics are over typically is, "Will there be a post-Olympic depression?" The 2016-2017 NCAA season should have buried all these speculations by now. A majority of the conference meets that h...

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Staying Grounded During Championship Season

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. With three major conference meets starting this week (SEC, ACC, B1G), it is important for the rest of the swimmers preparing for their championship meet to remain grounded. This is definitely way easier said than done. Watching swimmers across the co...

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Endless Pool Talk with David Marsh

Commentary by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern Endless Pools have been around for twenty-five years, and are used by all types of swimmers. The Endless Pool is the swimming equivalent to a treadmill, allowing swimmers to swim at a certain pace in place for however long they (or their co...

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Open Water Training with Grant Holicky

by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. Grant Holicky, head coach of Rallysport Aquatics (RACE) in Boulder, Colorado, has been working with elite open water swimmers for several years now. Two of his most notable athletes are Joey Pedraza, who finished third in the 5k at the 2014 Nationals...

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3 "No-No's" After Christmas Training

by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern Both Christmas and New Years have passed, and most teams are coming down the homestretch of their Christmas training. Many swimmers are thankful (maybe even excited for school to start again!) that they have survived the most brutal training period th...

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Michael Phelps' Top 3 Butterfly Rivals

by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern After gracing the cover of the newest issue of Sports Illustrated, it is only fitting that Michael Phelps headline one of our final articles of the year. While Phelps captured the limelight for all the world records and gold medals he amassed througho...

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Penn State Men Look to Return to Old Form

by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern Let's start by saying that Penn State should've been the fourth team in the college football playoff. Now onto the article. Every college program knows the difficulty of replacing their superstars after they graduate. It is impossible to know how fres...

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The 5 Types of College Swimmers Over School Breaks

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. School is out and college swimmers across the country will be returning to their homes for Thanksgiving break. But before these swimmers stepped off campus, their coaches made sure to tell them exactly what they expected them to do once they got home...

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3 Strategies That Make Open Water Swimming Exciting

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. Open water races, just like pool swims, involve a variety of strategies that lead competitors toward success. Every swimmer and coach develops a strategy that works for them and what they hope to accomplish in the race. Some of these will crash and b...

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Aaron Apel Wins Twice but Brophy College Prep Claims Boys AZ D1 Title

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com. by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. National Junior Teamer and Pinnacle High School's Aaron Ap...

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Desert Vista Claims Girls AZ D1 Title

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com. by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. The 2016 Arizona Division 1 High School Girls state title ...

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5 Teams That Could Win the 4x200 Free Relay at Men's NCAAs

by Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern. Last year at the 2016 NCAA Championships, the Texas Longhorns broke the NCAA record in the 4x200 free relay led by the monstrous split of 1:30.54 from Townley Haas. This year the Longhorns will return all four from their record relay, but should not ...

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The Resurgence of American Male Distance Swimming

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern "Can you count for me?" The dreaded question that arises prior to the distance session on a Sunday afternoon. The only people that can be found around the pool are the brave swimmers preparing for their distance race, the coaches who have put...

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A Changing of the Guard in Men's Open Water Swimming

By Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern The 2015-2016 season came to a close with the conclusion of the Paralympic Games last week. Now in the third week of September, with collegiate teams just starting their “20 hour weeks” and club teams dipping their toes into the water, the 2016-2017 s...