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Racial Disparities in Swimming: What Can We Do?

Racial Disparities in Swimming: What Can We Do? History of Oppression in Swimming Swimming, both historically and present day, is a predominantly white sport. Chances are that if you were to attend a swim meet in the United States, the majority of athletes would be white. According to USA Swimming’s...

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Why All-Girls Swim Teams Need More Praise

Why All-Girls Swim Teams Need More Praise By Ellie Martin, Swimming World Intern Unlike most sports, swimming is one of the few sports that really competes with all genders as an integrated team. The majority of USA Swimming teams have both men’s and women’s teams that have the opportunity to practi...

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The Struggles of the Recruiting Process: Is It Worth It?

The Struggles of the Recruiting Process: Is It Worth It? By Ellie Martin, Swimming World Intern Most high school kids spend their senior year worrying about filling out their Common Apps or what they might write about on their college essays. On the other hand, student-athletes across the country sp...

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How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective

How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective By Eleanor Martin, Swimming World Intern When COVID-19 shut down everything in mid-March, swimmers all over the globe were heartbroken. No more meets that athletes had been focusing on for the past six months, no more practices to leave it all i...