Lillian Nelson - (Author)

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24 Reasons Tomorrow Begins Today

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern With the championship season rapidly coming to a close for high school and college swimmers, we look forward to a brief, yet well deserved one to two w...

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Laura Molinari: Supermom Volunteer

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is a unique sport. A lot more goes in to making it run smoothly than the coaches, the swimmers, and the pool. There are oodles and oodles of o...

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3 Things Swammers are Thinking

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern With college seasons coming to a close, seniors all across the country are beginning to count down their final days being defined as college swimmers, ...

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It All Boils Down to One Thing: Respect

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is a unique sport in that it evokes an incredible maturity and responsibility in its athletes. There is no such thing as "fake it 'til you mak...

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Natalie Coughlin: Lifestyle Guru

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern For as long as I can remember, Natalie Coughlin has been an idol of mine. I had the privilege of meeting her for the first time when I was a scrappy ag...

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Dear College Seniors: The Final Push

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern Well ladies and gents, this is it. My dearest college seniors, now is the time for the final push. The last term of school (for some). The last time yo...

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An Open Letter to the Unsung Swim Parent

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is tough. It is a constant grind, where we get used to putting in hours and hours of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears in hopes that at the e...

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The 3 R's of Winter Training

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern It’s that time of the year again! Time for cozy blankets by the fireplace, cookie baking with grandma, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”...

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39 Reasons We Are Thankful for Swimming

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern With Halloween behind us, and the beginning of the holidays just a few weeks away, any swimmer knows that the hardest training of the year is upon us. ...

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One Team, One Mindset, One Goal

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." -Phil Jackson As much of an individual sport swimming ca...

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Swimming: Your Steadfast Sanctuary

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern As you progress out of age group swimming and into the world of high school and college swimming, not only does the sport itself intensify, but it also...

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Under Pressure: 3 Things to Keep in Mind

By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World Intern Now that we are less than a year out from the 2016 Olympics in Rio, athletes around the U.S. and the rest of the world are feeling the pressure to perform more...