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4 Ways To Look Out For a Teammate's Or Friend's Mental Health

4 Ways To Look Out For a Teammate's Mental Health By Mauro Pacsi Athletes, no matter the sport, all face individual challenges. However, these challenges eclipse more than just their bodies. They affect their minds, too. Mental health is an ever-growing topic of concern around the sports world. Alth...

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5 Timeless and Unforgettable Aspects of Swimming

5 Timeless and Unforgettable Aspects of Swimming By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern As you get older, you take notice of the nature of the sport changing around you. You get to see changes in the USA Swimming rulebook, witness new developments in strokes or drills, and even see changes in...

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A Shoutout to the Olympic Trials' Wave I Swimmers

A Shoutout to the Olympic Trials' Wave I Swimmers By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern It is not news that the U.S. Olympic Trials are taking place. Wave II began this week while Wave I took place a week before. The Olympic Trials contains the top 1% of swimmers in the nation. It is a meet ...

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3 Tips For Improvement in the Long-Course Pool

3 Tips For Improvement in the Long-Course Pool By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern Now that long-course season is here for many teams across the nation, it is time to prepare for the challenges of the Olympic-sized pool. For many swimmers, especially those experiencing their first long-cou...

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A Roll of the Dice: Try This Combination Training Game

A Roll of the Dice: Try This Combination Training Game By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern In a previous article, I introduced a fun game for swimmers to try out in their Winter training. However, yesterday my team and I played a game that could be a good option at any time of the year. It...

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Lessons Learned From the NCAA Championships

Lessons Learned From the NCAA Championships By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern If there is anything we can take away from this past year of swimming, it is that nothing is impossible. In the past two weeks, that statement held true as the NCAA Swimming and Diving Division I Championships ...

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The Age-Group Events We Take for Granted

The Age-Group Events We Take for Granted By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern Think back to before you moved up to the 13-14 age group. Before then, as a 12-and-under, you were accustomed to doing only two laps per event, maybe even four once in a while. You dreaded the thought of moving up...

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Comparing Morning vs. Evening Swim Practice: What's Your Preference

Comparing Morning vs. Evening Swim Practice: What's Your Preference By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern When it comes to swim practice times, there are two sides of the same coin. The fact of the matter is you are still practicing, but at what time? There is either morning practice or even...

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Popular Pre-Race Rituals Found Among Swimmers

Popular Pre-Race Rituals Found Among Swimmers By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern Swimmers around the world all know what it is like to prepare for their meets and races. Preparation for meets comes with practice, but pre-race rituals are very real and are taken quite seriously. Everyone h...

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8 New Year's Resolutions for Swimmers to Consider

8 New Year's Resolutions for Swimmers to Consider By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern With the New Year arriving soon, everyone will have high hopes for 2021. A new year brings new opportunities, hope, and of course, New Year's resolutions. Many people try to stick to their resolutions and...

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A Fun Game for Your Winter Training

A Fun Game for Your Winter Training By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern By the time December comes around each year, swimmers from their club, high school, or college teams are accustomed to a certain tradition on their team. That tradition is commonly referred to as winter training. It is...

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5 Swimming Things to Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

5 Swimming Things to Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern In just one week, swimmers and their families will be gathering to have their biggest feast all year. Of course, they will celebrate a holiday where giving thanks is routine, Thanksgiving. Even thoug...

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3 Simple Ways Swimmers Can Be Kind to Their Mind

3 Simple Ways Swimmers Can Be Kind to Their Mind By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern The most important asset to an athlete isn’t what you may think. Yes, having the body in peak condition is important to perform well. However, a great performance is impossible without a strong mind. While...

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3 Things to Remember Before Your First Virtual Meet

3 Things to Remember Before Your First Virtual Meet By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern As sports slowly return to competition while the COVID-19 pandemic is still at large, many people in the swimming world have wondered, what lies ahead for the future of meets? The answer is here with US...