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How Self-Confidence Can Boost An Athlete's Performance

How Self-Confidence Can Boost An Athlete's Performance “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.” -Teddy Roosevelt Swimmers are some of the toughest competitors in the world. Even though they may look strong and muscular on the outside, often on the inside, ...

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Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt

Swimming Without the Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt By McClain Hermes, Swimming World Intern When I began swimming at the age of four, I told my parents that I wanted to go to the Olympics. As I grew older, my eyesight slowly began to deteriorate. At the age of eight, I had several eye surgeri...