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5 Effective Strategies to Limit Meet Day Nerves

5 Effective Strategies to Limit Meet Day Nerves Meet day nerves can play a significant role in any swimmer's mental game going into a race and can be extremely challenging to deal with. Whether it is the fear of having equipment malfunctions, missing a wall, not achieving a goal, or losing the big r...

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5 Challenges a Swimmer Faces and How to Conquer Them

5 Challenges a Swimmer Faces and How to Conquer Them Anybody who is familiar with competitive swimming knows that with all of the rewards the sport offers, they come with a price. This price includes a variety of challenges that can push your body and mind to their absolute limit. Below are five of...

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Don't Leave Home Without These 6 Must-Have Swimming Accessories

Don't Leave Home Without These 6 Must-Have Swimming Accessories When taking a swim, it is essential to have the right gear. Suits, caps, towels, and a reliable pair of goggles are all examples of swimming staples. If forgotten, they can make swimmers put their hands on their heads in frustration, wo...

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5 Dryland Training Exercises To Become A Stronger Swimmer

5 Dryland Training Exercises To Become A Stronger Swimmer One of the major objectives of becoming a better swimmer is to be able to move faster in the water. While pool swimming obviously helps a great deal, dryland training is another great way to build strength for better results in competition. T...

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6 Meet Day Nutrition Strategies Swimmers Should Know

6 Meet Day Nutrition Strategies Swimmers Should Know Among the most important things an athlete can do is set goals, and with these goals come standards. Proper training, sleep, and nutrition are vital necessities for success in any sport. But balancing these priorities can be challenging when jobs,...

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Overcoming Obstacles to Make Swimming Accessible to All

Overcoming Obstacles to Make Swimming Accessible to All As all swimmers can attest, our sport poses all sorts of challenges: early mornings, freezing cold water, sets of the utmost difficulty, and even simply finding the time to fit a workout into the day. What many may not realize, however, is that...

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How Open Water Swimming Can Boost Pool Performance

How Open Water Swimming Can Boost Pool Performance As swimming pool availability across the country has been at an all-time low the past few months due to COVID-19 pool closures, swimmers have struggled to find a way to train. However, as summer is getting underway, open water swimming is a pote...