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The Top 5 Reasons Why Swimmers Should Consider Lifeguarding

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. As a swimmer, chances are you already spend a majority of your life around a pool. With all the hours you put into training during the school year, it's nearly impossible to hold a job. When school is out for summer, swimmers are often scrambling to...

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From Career to Legacy: Six Olympic Legends & Where They Are Now

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. A teammate will remember your personality, achievements, work ethic, and - if you're lucky enough to have one - a legacy. But what will you choose to do after your career is over? Will you continue that legacy to give back to the sport that gave you...

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7 Essential Items All Swimmers Should Bring to A Conference Meet

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern Have you ever arrived at a big meet and then realized you forgot to pack some of the most important things for your race, like maybe your suit or goggles? With conference season underway, make sure you have these essentials in your bag so you're read...

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From Past to Present: The Evolution and History Of Olympic Swimming

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming continues to be a cornerstone event of the Olympic Games. But have you ever stopped to think about how the sport has evolved to the cutting-edge competition we witness today? Who was the first nation to introduce competitive swimming? Who h...

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The Ted Mullin Hour Of Power: Swimming For A Cure

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming may be an individual sport, but when adversity strikes, swimmers know how to band together and support one another as a team. Carleton College came together in 2006 to create the Hour of Power relay and fundraiser to honor and celebr...

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Sleeping Smart To Benefit Your Swimming

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. Every swimmer knows that sleep is one of the best forms of recovery - but between homework, training, classes and the occasional social commitment, sleep often takes a backseat. What Happens When You Neglect Sleep? [caption id="attachment_336609" al...

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Are Swimmers and Runners Actually Alike?

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. There are few swimmers who will contest that they enjoy running. Likewise, there are few runners who like to swim. Although there is speculation about which sport may be more beneficial overall, there is no doubt that each sport is equally challengi...

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Why is Yoga Beneficial for Swimmers?

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. Have you ever neglected the cool down stretching after practice and ended up regretting it the next day? Have you wondered why your flexibility may be decreasing as the season progresses? Have you ever felt so anxious before a race that you got into...

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How Beloit College Swim and Dive is Shattering Swimming Stereotypes

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. Within each sport, there are stereotypes that influence the way outsiders see the sport and those who participate in it. Swimming has its own stereotypes and expectations just like any other, but Beloit College Swim and Dive is determined to bust th...