Mark McCluskey - (Author)

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Ice Baths: Is the Pain Necessary?

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern Championship season is the most physically demanding part of the season. Full weekends of back-to-back races and working on maintaining a taper can tak...

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Is Shaving Worth It?

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern. You are sitting in your bathroom with shaving cream and a razor - maybe multiple razors, depending on how much hair you have on your body. You have yo...

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What Becoming Vegan Does to an Athlete

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern. There has recently been a change in the tide when it comes to people’s eating habits. In the past couple of years, the world has become much more obse...

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A Quick Overview of FINA and The ISL

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World Intern. With the FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships occurring right now, there has been a lot of buzz about the growing rivalry between FINA and the newly...

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College Swimmers' Opinions on Tech Suits

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern. With the holiday and championship season coming up, it seems like it’s the time when people are in the market for brand new tech suits. For those who ...

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4 Ways to Survive Grind Season

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern. It’s beginning to look a lot like… Grind Season. Everybody has a different name for it. As the swim season progresses, we are approaching that time of...