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2019 NCSA Junior Championships: Day 5 Finals

For the seventh straight year, Nation's Capital took home the winning trophy for the combined scores at the NCSA Junior Championships. The five-day meet held at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center was exciting and provided swimmers great competition end their short course season. The top finishers in th...

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2019 NCSA Junior National Championship Day 4: Anyone's Race

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World College Intern. Back at it for day four. Friday night was an exciting night of surprises and disappointment at the NCSA Junior National Meet in Orlando. Disqualifications and fantastic swims were just part of the story line. Women's 100 Back The top five women were al...

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15-16 NAG Record: Men's 100 Back Falls on Day 4 at NCSA Championships

Anthony Grimm of MAKO-PV kicked his way to a new National Age Group Record in the 15-16 Men's 100 Back tonight at the 2019 NCSA Championship Meet in Orlando, posting a time of 45.60. Not only did he break the record previously held by Gianluca Urlando of DART swimming with a time of 45.66, he also c...

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TYR Pro Swim Series; Up Close With Your Heroes

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World Intern.  Swimming fans from young to old were able to enjoy cheering on their favorite swimmers in Knoxville this weekend at the TYR Pro Swim Series Meet. Young members of Tennessee Aquatics sat together on the bleachers under the scoreboard, in the area known as the ...

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Dana Vollmer: Training for 2020 Looks Different as a Mom of Two

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World intern. This weekend at the TYR Pro Swim Series Meet in Knoxville, Dana Vollmer chipped away at the times she posted from November at Winter Nationals, improving her 100 fly time by .11 seconds, setting an example for swimmers and women everywhere. After giving birth ...

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Jed Galutira Proves It's Never Too Late: College Swimming at 34

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World College Intern. Placing first in a college dual meet is a nice accomplishment unless you are 34-year-old Jed Galutira - then, it is proof that you are on your way to swimming faster than the younger you. With a winning time of 57.70 in the 100 back, he is less than tw...

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Math Class or Swim Practice? Use this Simple Equation to Swim Faster

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World College Intern. Walking on to the deck, you see a whiteboard with numbers and symbols scribbled all over. The novice swimmer might ask, "Am I in math class or at swim practice?" However, the experienced swimmer knows that math is an integral part of their training and...

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Making Failure Your Friend: The Irony of Chasing Your Dreams

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World College Intern. Even Olympic gold medalists have experienced failure. Don't let missing your goal by three one-hundredths of a second cause you to quit; failure is part of the process and can be used as motivation to find your true potential and biggest strengths. Thi...

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Swimming for Six Seconds of Happiness

By Melissa Wolf, Swimming World College Intern. If winning only brings seconds of happiness, then maybe it is time to change the focus. Many great age-group swimmers struggle tremendously when they find that the pressure of winning outweighs the joy of competing. [caption id="attachment_329728" alig...