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The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition: What to Know

The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition By Bailey Duran Swimming requires massive amounts of energy, whether it’s an elite-level practice or an age group practice. Because of this high energy expenditure, swimmers need to take the right steps to replenish the nutrients lost. According to wellness c...

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The 10 Guaranteed Ways to Spot a Swim Parent

The 10 Guaranteed Ways to Spot a Swim Parent Bringing back this article by Bailey Duran, Swimming World Intern. Giving all the swim parents out there a little love!  Many people have no problem spotting swimmers from a mile away with these telltale features: a bulky bag, messy bun filled with dead h...

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A Key to Unlocking Your Speed: A Positive Mindset

The Key to Unlocking Your Speed: A Positive Mindset By Bailey Duran (From the Archive) We’ve all had that race where we're standing begrudgingly behind the blocks, thinking about how we’d rather be doing anything other than swim this race. To make matters worse, the swimmers to your left and right a...

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6 Swim Parent Stereotypes That Can Hinder a Swimmer's Success

Swimmers and coaches alike know that it takes several factors to help a swimmer be successful and achieve his/her goals. One crucial factor that may be a given but under-addressed is the parental role in a swimmer’s achievement. While the swim parent and coach can make a great support team, they als...

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Victoria Duran: The Girl With a Dream

Commentary by Bailey Duran, Swimming World Intern.  Victoria Duran is an athlete who eats, sleeps, and breathes swimming. She trains nine times or more a week totaling over 20 hours. She comes up with her own dryland sets to do on her own time and is super strict with recovery and nutrition. She is ...

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What Makes the Western Slope League Feel Like Family?

Commentary by Bailey Duran, Swimming World Intern.  The Colorado Western Slope League is a small swim league in Western Colorado that takes its swim community to another level. Gordon Gerson, coach of the Aspen Swim Club, says the Western Slope League is unique because it "covers a lot of square mil...

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17-Year-Old Haley Benjamin Takes On Open Water Nationals

By Bailey Duran, Swimming World College Intern. This past weekend, the USA Swimming Open Water Nationals took place at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz. The meet began Friday, May 4, and went through Sunday, May 6. Many of the swimmers who competed were veterans at open water swimming, but there were ...