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TritonWear Analytics Boost ZPC Amersfoort Performance

Dutch Treat Tom Rikhof is an early adapter. Early on the head coach of ZPC Amersfoort, one the Netherlands three major swim clubs next to national affiliated high performance centers Amsterdam (De Dolfijn) and Eindhoven (PSV), saw the merits of embracing the long term tracking benefits of TritonWear...

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TritonWear: Better Swimming Through Technology, Data Driven Training

Trinidad and Tobago native Mark Rivas is a busy man. In addition to directing his own Team Rivas he is a coach with RWB Aquatic Academy and assistant coach at Hillview College in Tunapuna. In August he was one of four coaches for his country’s Goodwill Swim Team that competed in Suriname. For the la...

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The College Club Swimming Option Part II

College Club Swimming, which is backed by U.S. Masters Swimming, has been offering more and more athletes the opportunity to continue participating in the sport they love.  In this two-part series, Swimming World explores some personal perspectives from swimmers pursuing their aquatic passion while ...

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Don't Want To Swim NCAA? Plan B: The College Club Swimming Option

College Club Swimming, which is backed by U.S. Masters Swimming, has been offering more and more athletes the opportunity to continue participating in the sport they love.  In this two-part series, Swimming World explores some personal perspectives from swimmers pursuing their aquatic passion while ...

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New Trier-Evanston: A Rivalry Renewed

By Michael J. Stott. While the Masters may claim to be “an event unlike any other,” Illinois high school swimming has a major all its own. Tomorrow, two venerable suburban Chicago teams square off for local supremacy. In a rivalry that dates to 1918 and has run annually with the exception of 1934 an...

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NCAA Men's Division I Swimming: A Parent’s Perspective

By Michael J. Stott. This tale of transformation could be about any one of the more than 235 athletes at last week’s men’s swimming and diving championships. This chronicle just happens to be about Michigan senior tri-captain and 14-time NCAA All-American Paul Powers. I first met Paul’s dad Randall ...

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NCAA Elite 90 Winner PJ Ransford Model of Student-Athlete

By Michael J. Stott. Several years ago,the PGA embarked upon its “These Guys are Good” campaign promulgating the talent of its membership. The NCAA has a similar award called the Elite 90. It is conferred upon “the individual reaching the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level wh...

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NCAA Championships: Sights and Sounds from the Stands

By Michael J. Stott. Day Two prelims at the men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving championships produced loads of fast swimming with Cal qualifying an impressive number of swimmers bent on unseating three-time champ Texas. That said, the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center was also a great venue for people watchi...

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Summer Swim Camps Like Navy Are Stroke And Training Intensive

by Michael J. Stott, Swimming World staff writer For the fortunate and committed, single or multi-week summer swim camp sessions offer an ideal opportunity to learn technique, polish strokes and experience rigorous training with different teammates in a specialized environment. Another huge bonus is...

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Arizona Head Coaching Job: Who's Next In The Swim Legacy?

Commentary by Michael J. Stott, Swimming World staff writer.  Each summer from 2007-2011, I spent one week in June working in Tucson at the Arizona Swim Camp. Hillenbrand Aquatic Center became my home away from home. There I became acquainted with Frank and Augie Busch, Rick DeMont, Greg Rhodenbaugh...

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Anchor Leg: Men's NCAA Swimming Championships Revisited

Commentary By Michael J. Stott The last swimmer into the wall at the men's NCAA swimming championships was Indiana’s Sam Lorentz. His 42.88 split cemented an eighth-place finish in the 400 free relay and seventh place team finish for the resurgent Indiana Hoosiers. In reality, there were no losers a...

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The Sixth Stroke: Massage and Championship Swimming

Editorial content for the NCAA Division I Championships is sponsored by Nike Swim. For full Swimming World coverage, check out our coverage page. Commentary by Michael J. Stott The origins of massage go back to China more than 3000 years ago. As applied to aquatics, National Team Director Frank Busc...

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In the Blink of an Eye

Editorial content for the NCAA Division I Championships is sponsored by Nike Swim. For full Swimming World coverage, check out our coverage page. Commentary by Michael J. Stott Relays at any level of competition are often decided in the blink of an eye -- especially at NCAA championships. Last year ...