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7 Questions to Keep in Mind During Recruiting Trips

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. With summer coming to a close and fall quickly approaching, recruiting trips are just around the corner for rising seniors in high school. This can be an extremely exciting yet somewhat overwhelming time for student athletes. They’re about to make a ...

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5 Ways to Swim Faster, No Talent Needed!

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. Have you ever felt like you were doing everything you possibly could to get better and weren’t seeing results? Consider trying these five things that require absolutely no talent. If you incorporate them into your life, you just might see the improve...

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Prevent Injury with these Prehabilitation Tips

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. People outside the swimming world often believe that swimming is a completely safe sport, and for the most part, it is. Compared to other sports with an overwhelming amount of physical contact, swimming seems like a safe alternative. When comparing w...

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Decoding Swimmer Jargon

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. There's medical jargon and legal jargon, but we also have swimmer jargon! Swimmers have a language of their own, and sometimes it can be difficult to decode. Undoubtedly, the general population wouldn’t understand or relate to some terms swimmers use...

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Swimming in College

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. Deciding whether or not to swim collegiately is a big decision. College swimming isn’t for everyone, so how do you know if it’s for you? Ultimately, no one else can make the decision, so you have to ask yourself where your priorities lie for the futu...