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Swimming vs. Running: A Breakdown

There is a certain camaraderie between swimmers and runners. It’s indescribable, but the two cardio-intensive sports often are paired. Many swimmers try to cross-train into running and vice-versa, but find it difficult to adapt to the different mechanics that the other sport demands. The likes of Fl...

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Shields and the Aquajets Triumph in Final Day of Lewisville Futures

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. The fourth day closed out the Lewisville Futures Championships with mixture of distance races and middle distance races. The Aquajets Swim Team took command winning four medals. The women’s 100 freestyle kicked off the Sunday leg of the championships. ...

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First Night of Lewisville Futures Promises an Exciting Championship

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. The first day of the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Lewisville closed with four different teams taking first across the four events. Races were decided by milliseconds as the championship featuring the next great swimmers of the Midwest kicked o...

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Hydration and the Swimmer

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. The importance of hydration is not lost on swimmers. Coaches consistently harp on the need to hydrate before, during, and after practices. Hydrating is vital to the success of all swimmers. Why is it important for swimmers to remain hydrated? Water is ...

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Choosing Goggles: Where to Start

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. Choosing goggles can be intimidating for any new swimmer. Many swimmers settle for whatever goggles they can find within their price range at their local sports store without doing any research into what would work best for them. While all swimming gog...

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26 Questions Swimmers Have During The 1500

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. The dreaded mile. Across the 15 laps, swimmers are left alone with their thoughts. Alright, good start, how do I keep this momentum going? First lap down, how hard can the next 14 be? Is everyone else sprinting? Do they realize we have 1200 more meters...

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Eric the Eel: The Swimming Underdog

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. On the block, ready to dive. The entire world watching him. A man that had never seen a 50-meter pool before competing in the 2000 Olympic Games was poised to dive. The two competitors that were set to compete in his heat had false started leaving Eric...

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The Butterfly: A Complex History for a Complex Stroke

By Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern. The butterfly stroke is a test of endurance, fortitude, and shoulder strength. Often regarded as the most complex stroke to learn, it has become a staple of swim meets and punishing practices. The history of this infamous stroke is confusing and attrib...