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My Sister McKenna: Outgrowing Underdog Status

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern These last few weeks I have been eagerly immersed in writing about Olympic champions and their moments. But now the spotlight seems to be dimming. For that reason, I wanted to transition my focus away from Olympians to display someone far more ...

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For Missy Franklin and Those Who Stand With Her

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern Exactly four years ago a 17 year old girl with long arms, a beaming smile and a bubbling personality to match stood on the Olympic podium and captured our hearts. This year she walked off the Olympic deck and moved our hearts in a different way...

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Who Is Olympic Rookie David Plummer?

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern David Plummer isn’t your average Olympian. In fact, David Plummer isn’t average at all. Over the last eight years Plummer has faced a unique set of challenges, shown a rare strength of belief, and established himself as a true fighter. With his dream of...

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4 of My All-Time Favorite Olympic Moments

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern Often times looking back helps to prepare you for what's to come. With the 2016 Olympic Games ahead I wanted to add to the buildup and to my own excitement by taking the opportunity to reflect on my personal favorite moments from past Olympics. Each one...

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To Those Who Don't Succeed

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern When I was about 11 years old, I swam with a girl who missed qualifying for the Olympic team by one hundredth of a second. The Olympic Trials are always one of the most exciting times for swimmers. It’s the moment where swimming becomes nationally a...

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5 Ways to Balance the Busy Swimmer Life

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern Whether you’re a backstroker, breaststroker, distance swimmer, sprinter, there is one principle that the swimming world seems to have accepted: swimming is absolutely exhausting. As a person who has tried out (perhaps unsuccessfully) other sports, I can...

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Fordham Swimmer Steve Sholdra Leads with Contagious Passion

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern If you walked into Steve Sholdra's dorm room at Fordham University you would immediately reach three conclusions. First, that he’s quite a good decorator; second, he has a close-knit group of friends seen in the pictures on his wall; third, he is a swim...

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The Five Types Of Awards Swimming Has to Offer

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern Awards are often defined simply by what they are. A gold medal is a victory, a silver medal is a disappointment, a bronze medal may be a relief. But there's a story behind every award. Often times we ignore that story and instead focus on the medal rath...

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A Message For Our Teammates Beyond the Pool Deck

By Siobhan Dale, Swimming World College Intern  In swimming, teammates are often defined as those wearing the same caps as us. We are connected by our colors, our matching suits, and our experiences. Yet, sharing experiences isn’t limited to an examination of what parka you are wearing. If I were as...