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Labor Day Swim Tip: 4 Ways to Thank Your Body for Its Hard Work

Labor Day Swim Tip: 4 Ways to Thank Your Body for Its Hard Work By Molly Lloyd As the saying goes, your body is a temple. So you should treat it like one, right? We work our bodies – our beautiful, chlorine-saturated bodies – in hopes of being the best swimmer or diver we can be. Our bodies have tak...

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16 Thoughts Swimmers Have While Doing Core Work

16 Thoughts Swimmers Have While Doing Core Work (From the Swimming World Archive) By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern  Let's be real, even though we all love the results of core sessions - I mean, who doesn't like having abs of steel? - they can be pretty rough. We can only do so many plan...

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3 Reasons You Should Volunteer at the Diving Table

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World Intern We know, we know, diving isn't the most straightforward sport there is, and looking at all the numbers the diving table has to deal with can seem pretty daunting, but there are plenty of reasons why you should volunteer at the diving table. 1. We could really us...

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4 Reasons Parents Choose the Volunteer and Official Life

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Man, our parents are fantastic and do so much for us every day. From giving birth to us to raising us; from packing our lunches to packing up our luggage and sending us off to college; from driving us back and forth and back and forth to and from practic...

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4 Ways to Handle the End of Your Season

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern It's conference season, which means that - for those of us who aren't headed to Nationals - our seasons are soon coming to a close. This realization can be stressful for a lot of us. We've spent the last five months with our teammates - we practice with ...

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Exploring the Racial Disparities in Competitive Swimming

By Molly Lloyd*, Swimming World College Intern Depending on where you are, if you look around you, at the teams that you're on, at the teams against whom you race, and even at the Olympic swimmers, you'll realize that swimming tends to be a sport dominated by white people. On the 2012 Olympic team, ...

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The Ultimate Get Pumped Playlist for Meets

by Molly Lloyd, Swimming World Intern Championship season is (almost) upon us, and that means it's time to get pumped, get amped, and get focused. And what better way to get focused and in the zone than by listening to your favorite songs, playlists, and albums? Music knows the way to our hearts; wh...

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Divers to Consider

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern  For a fair amount of people, New Year's resolutions never seem to stick. We tell ourselves that we're going to make a change, keep at it for a week or two, and then just revert back to our old ways. When it comes to improving in diving, we have to commi...

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Diving Lingo for Dummies

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Do you wish you could understand that confusing, complicated diving lingo that divers are always spewing from their mouths? Do you - a supportive swimmer/teammate, family member, or friend of a diver - wish you could expand your knowledge, in hopes of be...

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5 Ways to Make It Through the Mid-Season Grind

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern For us college kids, with the end of the semester and finals upon us, the swimming and diving season is reaching its midpoint and that can only mean one thing: the mid-season grind. Things aren't so new anymore - the excitement of a new season and the op...

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Swim the Hour of Power and Join the Fight Against Sarcoma

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern The men and women's swim teams at Carelton College in Northfield, MN have been swimming the Hour of Power in honor of their late teammate, Edward H. "Ted" Mullin since it was first started on November 7, 2006. The Hour of Power is simple: you get in rela...

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4 Reasons Why Your Teammates Are the Best Friends You Could Ask For

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern The past week - through all the midterms, papers, personal problems, and college antics - has been a stressful one for me personally as well as for my teammates, and it's had me thinking about how much I appreciate having a team that is so kind and lovin...

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Diving: Why Do We Do It?

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern For as long as I've been diving, people have asked me question upon question about the sport - they range from questions about mechanics to technique to how scared we get when "throwing ourselves" off the board. People are curious about all sorts of thin...

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Swimming Investigated...By A Diver

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern As a diver, swimming has always baffled me. Swimmers' commitments to going back and forth and back and forth for hours on end both impressed and confused me. Sure, I swam summer swim team for a while, but I had never swum club and I never, ever, swam yea...

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Slowing Down Time: Inside the Mind of a Diver

By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern You stand at the edge of the pool, cheering on your teammates as they swim their various events. Your heart is racing and your voice is hoarse from shouting words of encouragement during every race of the meet thus far. You pick up your heat sheet to che...