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Kickboxing: The Best Kept Training Secret for Swimmers

By Michaela Morrison If you're in between seasons or looking for an alternate dryland program, take a moment to consider adding kickboxing to your training regimen. What is kickboxing? At its core, kickboxing is a cardio sport with the intent of working your whole body. Sound familiar? There is an e...

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4 Hometown Heroes Who Made an International Name for Themselves

By Michaela Morrison, Swimming World College Intern. You know the names and stories of many international swimmers like Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. The more we think about how great of an impact they have made in the sport of swimming, their feats almost seem impossible replicate. Perhaps you ...

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Bettering Your Best: 4 Ways to Drop Time at Finals

By Michaela Morrison, Swimming World College Intern. The long course championship season is upon us! Whether you're competing or watching any end of season meets, you might be looking forward to lots of time drops. Does it ever amaze you how some swimmers are able to post great times during prelims ...

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Silverstone Swimming's Silver Foxes

By Michaela Morrison, Swimming World College Intern. The fountain of youth can be found with Silverstone's swim team at Vi (pronounced Vee), a residential retirement community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. "Living Well" is the phrase they live by, and their residents embrace these two words to the fu...

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3 Ways to Use Garbage Yardage as an Opportunity to Improve

By Michaela Morrison, Swimming World College Intern. Garbage yardage - a catchy term coined by many age group swimmers - refers to a boring practice that seems to have little purpose. The term can cover a wide range of practices, from swimming 10 hard 1,000-yard freestyle efforts to a sprint set wit...

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Survival Guide to Coaching Children

By Michaela Morrison, Swimming World College Intern. Coaches - it's that time of year again! Now that children are out of school, parents are getting them involved in all sorts of activities to stay busy. It's your summer break too, and you're ready to earn some coin from coaching and teaching priva...

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How to Tame Your Race-Time Jitters

By Michaela Morrison, Swimming World College Intern. The Problem of the Mind We often try to compensate for months of training when it’s too late; when the work is already behind us and we're staring down the lane before a race. We question our training, and all at once, any work we’ve done seems to...