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12 Quirks of Competitive Swimming

12 Quirks of Competitive Swimming By Rachel Helm, College Swimming Intern.  To most people, swimming is seen as just a sport or having a little splash in the pool. However, to a competitive swimmer, it becomes a lifestyle. Here are 12 quirks of competitive swimming that we all can relate to. 1) Chlo...

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5 Things Incoming Freshmen Should Know About College Swimming

By Rachel Helm, Swimming World College Intern.  Transitioning from high school swimming to college swimming is a massive step for incoming freshmen, but for others, the transition is nearly seamless. Moving away from home and into college independence can hard enough, but to add college practice on ...

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A Toast of Gratitude to Swimming

By Rachel Helm, Swimming World College Intern.  How many times do you hear your teammates grumble about training, lack of sleep, disagreements with coach, etc.? Sometimes during the grind, it can be hard to keep focused on gratitude and the positives that swimming has brought to our lives. However, ...

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British Swimmer Edward Baxter Starts Race Clinics with Adam Peaty

By Rachel Helm, Swimming World College Intern.  As the Youth Commonwealth Games champion 2015, multiple national champion, British age group record holder and English Short Course senior champion, Edward Baxter has a high success rate so far in his swimming career. He currently trains at the British...

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NCAA DII Champion Georgia Wright Opens up About Diagnosis of Autism

By Rachel Helm, Swimming World College Intern.  Known for her contagious smile and her charismatic attitude towards life, Georgia Wright is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the realm of NCAA Division II swimming. Wright originally hails from Doncaster, a town in the United Kingdom, but decid...