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Rich Abrahams, Rewriting the Record Books At 70

By Nicole Cassou, Swimming World College Intern For most aging adults, hitting a milestone like 70 is not something to look forward to. The opposite is true in Masters swimming, where aging up brings not apathy, but excitement for a whole new set of goals. “Literally I have heard this expressed by a...

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3 Tips For A Stress-Free Taper Meet

By Nicole Cassou, Swimming World College Intern For some swimmers taper is what Christmas is to young children, something they anticipate eagerly all year, certain that they’ll get the presents they’ve been being good for all year; best times. For these lucky individuals all that this training perio...

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Andrew Torres: Colorado Native to Compete for Puerto Rico in Pan Ams

By Nicole Cassou, Swimming World College Intern Since joining the North Jeffco swim team at the age of 12, Andrew Torres has established himself as a household name in the Colorado swimming community. The Ralston Valley High School alumnus and rising senior at the University of Denver holds two Colo...

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3 Signs You’re An Over-Involved Swim Parent

By Nicole Cassou, Swimming World College Intern I must preface this list with one simple fact; swimming is hard. I’m not just referring to the extraordinary level of discipline and commitment this sport demands of its athletes, but also of those athletes’ parents. There are the early morning drives,...

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6 R's of Recruiting: A Rising Senior's Checklist for July

By Nicole Cassou, Swimming World College Intern The road to college swimming is a long and arduous one, and July 1 (or July 15 for Division II schools) is an important benchmark in that journey. It’s the day that Division I coaches can start calling recruits to express their interest, and hopefully ...

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Samantha Corea: A Canadian Standout Artfully Rising Up

By Nicole Cassou, Swimming World College Intern As an 8-year-old, Samantha Corea had a choice. Typically, choices made at this age aren’t very consequential, but for a young Corea, choosing swimming over field hockey and dance was certainly a pivotal moment in her life. Anyone who watches the Univer...