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Finding Your Motive to Swim

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern Approaching senior year of college can be one of the most intimidating feelings for a collegiate athlete, especially when it comes to finishing out a swim career. With one year left at Ouachita Baptist University, and 16 years of swimming under my belt,...

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NSU Freshman Kayla Sproles Chasing Goals and Honor Rolls

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern Freshman Kayla Sproles was one of the top scorers on Northern State University’s swim team this season. During her first year at college, this balanced student-athlete snatched four school records while managing a 4.0 GPA. Getting Her Feet Wet Sproles i...

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Anna Macht: A Legend Who Shaped UWF Swimming

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern University of West Florida’s Anna Macht completed her senior year as one of the most accomplished swimmers the university has seen. Not only has her athletic success been rewarding individually, but it has also paved the future for the team. Sculpting t...

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Ouachita Baptist Women Undergo Team Renovation

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern This year, Ouachita Baptist University had a season of renovation. The school hired a new coach and the team bonded tremendously as they began to lay the foundation for future generations. Starting Fresh Former swimmer and Ouachita alumni Steven Bostick...

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Perseverance Leads Laura Mitlyng to Most Rewarding Experience

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern Laura Mitlyng, a sophomore at Minnesota State University Moorhead, has overcome some incredibly challenging issues when it comes to her swimming career. Mitlyng starting swimming in the first grade after her mother convinced her to take up the sport tha...

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Melanie Tombers, Motivated and Raring to Race at D-2 NCAAs

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern After seeing an extraordinary season of success, sophomore Melanie Tombers heads to NCAAs next week for some intense competition. Fatherly Wisdom While growing up, Tombers always loved to swim and be in the water, but she didn’t truly begin to enjoy the...

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NSISC Conference Summary

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern After a long season of training and preparation, the NSISC division concluded its NSISC Championships this past weekend with some excellent swims. Meet Honorees The University of West Florida’s women’s team won first place at conference in its second ye...

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Jake Davies Hops the Pond, Falls In Love With College Swimming

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern ARKADELPHIA- Freshman Jake Davies has traveled quite the distance from England to become a collegiate swimmer in the U.S. However, being away from home hasn’t been too bad with the support of a newly-formed swim team that has seen drastic success. HISTO...

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Top 5 Races to Watch At the NSISC Conference Championship

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern The 2015 NSISC Conference Championships begins this week with a total of nine teams competing. In comparison to the last few years, this conference meet is much larger and more competitive with the addition of four new teams. Many swimmers are looking t...

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Eliza Jacob: The Importance of A Positive Attitude

Photo by Greg Smith, Northern State University By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern ARKADELPHIA- Sophomore Eliza Jacob picked up swimming a little later than the average athlete, but she has not let that stop her from being a positive, determined swimmer. SWIMMING BEGINNINGS Jacob is from ...

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Alex Bryson: A Leader Sculpted By Swimming

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern Senior Alex Bryson has accomplished many incredible goals in his college swimming career. Swimming has given Bryson character and allowed him to translate his prominent leadership skills into the classroom. Swimming Career Bryson began swim lessons when...

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Peggy de Villiers: Inspirational Deaf Swimmer

ARKADELPHIA- Junior Peggy de Villiers is one of the fastest members of the University of West Florida team. She also happens to be a deaf swimmer who has not let her hearing disability affect her attitude and competitive drive in the sport. Growing up Deaf De Villiers grew up in Somerset West, South...

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Henderson State Swimming's Miller Family Breeds Swimmers

By Rachel Ewart, Swimming World College Intern ARKADELPHIA - Henderson State Swimming's Jeanne and Jessica Miller chose a sport that they loved and decided to pursue it through college, but they did not know that joining a swim team could bring such unity between each other and their family of 10. G...