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The Top-10 Pet Peeves That Swimmers Carry Into the Pool

The Top-10 Pet Peeves That Swimmers Carry Into the Pool Being a seasoned swimmer has its ups and downs: we know our way around any and every pool, we constantly smell of chlorine, our faces have permanent goggle marks and we can all count in fives exceptionally well. Forty-give plus 45 equals 1:30, ...

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10 Things Coaches Say During Practice

10 Things Coaches Say During Practice By Isabelle Robuck No one else compares to your favorite swim coach. Think about it now; what makes your coach the best? Most swimmers deeply relate to their coaches through shared work ethic and discipline, training style, and - most importantly - their infinit...

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13 Thoughts Every Swimmer Has During Practice

13 Thoughts Every Swimmer Has During Practice By Isabelle Robuck Staring at a black line for two hours can be pretty grueling sometimes. With long sets, the alone time gives our mind a chance to wander far beyond just swimming. Here are 13 thoughts that every swimmer has during practice! 1. Ouch! [c...

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48 Surefire Ways To Tell You're A Swimmer

48 Surefire Ways To Tell You're A Swimmer It takes a special breed of human to do what we do everyday. Swimming for as long as we have, it’s fair to say we’ve seen a lot of interesting things in our career. Staring at a black line on the bottom of the pool is fun, right? With goggles and a cap as ou...

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7 Key Recommendations For Swimmers to Consider

7 Key Recommendations For Swimmers to Consider The act of being vulnerable is different for everyone. As aquatic athletes, we put a lot of ourselves out for the world to see, and it takes a lot to do what we do every day. Swimming is a fairly individualized sport, so however we swim in a given meet ...

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10 Must-Try Swim Trends, Challenges and Drills

By Isabelle Robuck, College Swimming World Intern. Swimming is more than just staring at a black line on the bottom of the pool. While that is a good part of what we do, there's a lot more fun that happens as well. As popular challenges and trends that have taken the swimming world by storm, our com...

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Swim Capping 101: Which Style Are You?

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. No matter how you go about it, water sports are fairly personalized. Although we all follow the same general guidelines, everyone's technique and stroke is different; however, one of the most noticeable customizations is our swim cap. Cap placement ...

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2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Des Moines: Day Four Prelims Live Recap

Saturday morning’s preliminary session of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series in Des Moines will feature the heats of the 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 IM, 50 freestyle and 800 free. Four women posted Olympic Trials cuts in the 200 backstroke Friday evening, led by Team Elite’s Kathl...

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2019 NJCAA Championships Day 2: Indian River Leads Both Men, Women

The second night of the 2019 NJCAA Championship consisted of six events, including the 200 free relay, 50 backstroke, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free and 400 medley relay. After this evening's swims, Indian River leads women with 650 points. South Georgia State College stands in second, with 269 poi...

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Swimming 101: How to Make the Most Out of Your Taper

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. Without further ado, it’s time to welcome the greatest time of year for every college swimmer out there - it’s taper time! That’s right, time for all of our hard work to pay off and the blood, sweat and tears to become worth it. At this point, there...

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Great Lakes Valley Conference Day 4 Recap: Drury, Indianapolis Win

The final night of the Great Lakes Valley Conference featured five events, including the 1650 free, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, and 400 free relay and Drury women and Indianapolis men claimed the team championships. Following tonight’s swims, Drury University topped the conference for women with...

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Great Lakes Valley Conference Day 3 Recap: Drury, Indianapolis Lead

Night three of the Great Lakes Valley Conference consisted of five events including the 500 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly and 800 free relay. Tonight’s swims were as listed. After day three, Drury stays on top for women (781), followed by University of Indianapolis (626.5), Truman State (318),...

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Great Lakes Valley Conference Day 2 Recap: Drury, Indianapolis Lead

Night two of the Great Lakes Valley Conference featured five events including the 200 free relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free and 400 medley relay. The results sheet for tonight was as followed. After this evening’s swims, Drury continues to hold first place for the women (539), while University of In...

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Great Lakes Valley Conference Day 1 Recap

The opening day of the Great Lakes Valley Conference featured four events including the 1000 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 200 medley relay. Tonight The evening's heat sheet was as followed. Tonight's finals place Drury on top for the women and Missouri S&T on top for men. Day 1 results Women’s 1000 Fre...

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Swim Bag Treasures - What's in The Bag?

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern.  Almost all of us have our very own trusty swim bag that goes everywhere we do. With a unique variety of items and gadgets gathered by you, it seems very possible for us to practically live out of our swim bags. It has become one of our most prized ...

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Training Trip Recovery 101: How to Prepare for the End of Season

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. [caption id="attachment_347024" align="alignright" width="348"] Photo Courtesy: Sydney Schneider[/caption] Let’s be real: swimming under the sun and palm trees is one of the best ways to spend winter break! No school work equals no worries, but the ...

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Water in the Flesh: If Swimming Were a Person

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. The quality of our relationships often dictate the quality of our lives, so as athletes, it is important to be aware of how we relate with the thing we spend most of our time and energy on - swimming. The water can almost take on an embodied charact...

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Why We Swim

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. As Christmas season approaches, thus begins the family gatherings over the holidays! With seeing family comes one of the most asked questions we receive: How’s swimming going? Our response is usually generic and full of chipper positivity, regardles...

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The Real Super Heroes Behind Swimming: Our Parents

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. With swimming as one of our greatest loves, our friends, family, teammates and coaches add true meaning to the fast times and hardware. Being somewhat of an individual sport, we can easily forget how much those closest to us actually affect our live...