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20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern Chocolate is often labelled as a cheat food, guilty pleasure, or rich dessert but these categorizations neglect its health benefits. To do chocolate some justice and give swimmers a couple excuses to eat this tasty treat, we've come up with 10 unexpected ...

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LGBTQ Inclusion in Sports and Swimming; USA Swimming Resource Guide

LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer or questioning. Inclusivity in sports is crucial for individuals’ mental and physical well-being, yet only about one quarter (23.2%) of LGBTQ students participate in interscholastic sports, making them half as likely as their peers to engage ...

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Swimming Sick or Staying Home

By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern It's that time of year again, the dreaded cold and flu season. Unfortunately, the nature of swimming and our competition schedule makes us highly susceptible to all of these germs. Increased training followed by periods of high intensity racing lead to increased ...

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6 Snow Day Exercises for Swimmers

By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern. Snow days are sometimes a welcome break from spending hours inside a heated pool. Unfortunately, these disruptions in training can also be a hindrance to staying in shape. To make the most of your snow day and limit the damage to your training regime, we've com...

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10 Foods for Faster Swimming

By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern. Swimming fast requires intense physical and mental exertion, which is all the more reason for competitive swimmers to focus on what goes into their bodies. It’s no wonder then that providing your body with the proper nutrients it needs to perform, recover, and r...

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5 Reasons Swimmers Should Focus On Their Core

By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern. Your core encompasses the muscles at the center of your body. Contrary to the common preconception, the core is not synonymous for abs. The core actually refers to twenty-nine pairs of muscles including the abdomen, hips, back, and chest. The core also includes ...

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5 Ways to New Years Resolution Success

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern. As the new year begins, it's easy to make resolutions but harder to keep them. To help you stay on track, here are five ways to stay focused on your new years resolution: 1. Make Your Resolution Part of Your Daily Routine. [caption id="attachment_235483"...

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18 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Swimmer

By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern. It's the holiday season and you're looking for the perfect present for your swimmer, right? Have no fear, here are some holiday gift ideas for your favorite swimmer! 1. Fun holiday caps [caption id="attachment_234159" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Court...

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10 Easy Ways for Teams to Celebrate the Holidays

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern. As the holiday season is quickly approaching, take a moment to celebrate with your team and make memories that will last for years to come. To help you with this process, we've come up with 10 easy ways to add some holiday spruce into your workout groups...

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12 Reasons Swimmers Are Thankful

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern. As Thanksgiving approaches, take a moment to reflect on what you're thankful for. To add to your list, we've come up with 12 swimmingful reasons for you to appreciate your time in the pool: 1. We can eat what we want, when we want. [caption id="" align="...

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5 Sleep Habits Proven to Boost Performance

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern. Sleep is a popular area for athletes to see improvements in performance with relatively low effort. To examine the affects that increasing sleep can have on your swimming, check out this research. In a study completed by the American Academy of Sleep Med...

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5 Ways to Use Your Tempo Trainer

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern. Tempo Trainers are a new gadget designed to boost swimmers' performance and encourage faster practice swimming. To help you get the most out of your underwater metronome and keep sets exciting, here are 5 simple ways to utilize yours: 1. Finding the Righ...

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5 Reasons Swimmers Should Listen to Music During Practice

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern.  For the average swimmer, who spends the majority of workout with two ears full of water, music can be a rare commodity. Balancing intervals and reading clocks may seem like silent activities, but before you label them, check out all the benefits of addi...

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3 Muffin Recipes to Substitute for Your Protein Bar

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern Eating protein after practice is essential for swimmers to rebuild muscle and keep up energy stores. Protein bars are an easy grab-and-go snack, but eating them everyday can be expensive...and boring. To add some variety to your diet (and a tasty alternat...

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10 Quirky Water Photos from the Rio Games

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern As the Rio Games continue to draw billions of viewers toward television screens, it’s no surprise that some of the best moments are being caught on camera. While everyone loves the classic gold medal grin, the quirky and unexpected photos can be just as f...

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Club Mountaineer Claims Final Two Golds in College Park Futures

The final night of Futures in College Park, Maryland featured five events and several close finishes. In the 100 free, medalists on the women’s and men’s sides came down to the finish. Nicole Blank of Peddie Aquatics touched first in :57.58, she was followed by Jasmine Hellmer of Nation’s Capital (:...

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Admiring Swimmer Muscles by Stroke

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern, in collaboration with the creator of Swim Science, Dr. G. John Mullen As Rio quickly approaches, all eyes are on the athletes. The Olympics is a demonstration of extreme dedication and physical prowess. It’s no surprise that these competitors keep their ...

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4 Kalisz-Phelps Moments You Probably Haven’t Heard About

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern In Rio, Chase Kalisz will make his Olympic debut alongside an entourage of fellow Georgia bulldogs and Olympic legend, Michael Phelps. Like Phelps, Kalisz grew up swimming for North Baltimore Aquatic Club (NBAC) under Coach Bob Bowman. The Bowman-Phelps d...

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Introducing the 2016 Men's Olympic Swim Team

The 2016 Olympic Trials was a chance for newcomers to enter the spotlight. The men’s team roster holds just six Olympic veterans and 19 newbies. As Rio approaches, we look forward to seeing what this team can do.  Anthony Ervin (50 Free, 4×100 Free Relay) [caption id="attachment_210108" align="align...