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Four Reasons Why Being The Underdog Can Be a Good Thing

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. Underdogs - who are they? An underdog is a competitor who is expected to have little chance of winning a contest. It could be anyone: that one swimmer who just can’t quite keep up in practice or who always ends up in second because of a superstar who ...

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Five Double-Winners Dominate Day Three of Rochester Futures

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. Dominance was the theme of day three of the Rochester Futures. Five swimmers won their second victories of the meet. These five swimmers’ performances moved them into contention for the individual high point awards. The swimmers and their respective w...

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Laser-Tight Finishes and More During Day Two Rochester Futures

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. Day two of the Rochester Futures meet had very tight battles for top three finishes. Six races this evening featured contenders all finishing within at most one tenth of a second, including a one one-hundredth finish between first and second in the me...

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Thrilling 800 Free Relays On Day One Rochester Futures

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. The distance session of the Rochester Futures meet started off just as expected - loaded with battles. Most notable was not one, but two battles for top spots in the men’s 800 free relay. The men of Nitro Swimming and Lakeside Aquatic Club were put he...

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Upcoming Battles Spotted In Rochester Futures Psych Sheet

By Nick Pecoraro, College Swimming Intern.  The Rochester Futures Championship Series will take place August 2-5 in Rochester, MN. The meet features many young talents from 16 states in the central United States. Taking a peek at the psych sheet, this edition of the Futures meet reveals many battles...

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Top 18 Worst Types of Swimmers to Practice With

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. Waking up before the sun rises, diving into a cold pool, getting water stuck in your ears; these are a few of every swimmer’s least favorite things. A swimmer’s pet peeve can even take the form of a person. Everyone knows at least one person who does ...

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Q&A with Rising Calvin College Coach Chris Sullivan

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. As a young kid, Chris Sullivan already had a passion for swimming. Raised in Rockford, Michigan, Sullivan aided the Rockford High School team to their first State Championship titles in 2000 and 2001. Sullivan then attended Oakland University, where h...

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Elite Swimmers Grace Top of Psych Sheet at Austin Speedo Sectionals

Speedo Sectional Series is proudly sponsored by Speedo. Visit SpeedoUsa.com for more information on our sponsor. The 2018 Austin Speedo Sectionals held July 12-15 will feature a wide array of talented swimmers. Host team Longhorn Aquatics preoccupies numerous top seeds with a very decorated elite me...

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Body Image: The Secret Hiding Behind the Suit

Commentary by Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. As you enter the pool deck, what is the first thing you notice? Is it the immediate aroma of chlorine, the wet tiles against your feet, or the sounds of water splashing around as your teammates warm up? What about the many eyes staring at y...

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Comeback Kid: How Skyler Fish Overcame Injury to Serve His Team

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. No athlete writes "injury" on his season goals list. Typically, that word is a harbinger of a long road of recovery ahead, marking the time when you were pushed to the sidelines to allow others to fill your role. Injuries can end athletic careers as q...

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Why You Should Train Your Off-Stroke

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. “What is the hardest swimming event?” There are many answers to this question. Many would say the 400 IM. Why? You start off with a 100 fly, which can easily tire you out, followed by a 100 back. Next you have a 100 breast, which can either be spent c...

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Which Pre-Race Routine Fits Your Style?

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. Before almost every race, you may see swimmers either flailing their arms back and forth or rocking out with headphones on before they hop on the blocks, ready to go. To the untrained eye, this might look silly or unnecessary. To swimmers, this pre-ra...

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Unsung Heroes: Why Your Coach is Your Key to Success

By Nick Pecoraro, Swimming World College Intern. The relationship between you and your coach can be likened to that of a sculptor and his sculpture. Sure, it’s a pretty sculpture with great details, but who gave the sculpture its features and definition to turn out the way it looks? The sculpture co...