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Dear College Freshmen

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Dear Freshmen, I hope you're getting settled into your new room at your new school. I hope your excitement about starting on a new team outweighs the nerves you have about it. I hope that you're not too intimidated by the sheer number of people you have ...

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Identity Crisis: When Our Name Becomes Synonymous with "Swimmer"

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern From about age 10 on, I introduced myself to everyone I met with some variation of "Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm a swimmer." For most of my life, I felt this introduction was more than sufficient to give that person a sense of who I was--I devoted all of my time o...

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5 Facts About First-Time Olympian Lilly King

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Indiana Hoosier rising sophomore, NCAA champion, American record holder, and first-time Olympian, Lilly King swam into the hearts of Americans everywhere when she won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the Olympic Trials in Omaha a few weeks ago...

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The Changing of the Guard

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern As I watched the Olympic Trials on live broadcast last week, I couldn't help but feel a strange sense that everything was about to change. And after watching Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin finish at the back of the pack in the final of the 100 backs...

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6 Thoughts of A Pool Swimmer In Open Water

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern I'm a chronic pool swimmer. It's not that I don't like open water--I really, really like it when I get the chance to do it, but going to school in the middle of Amish country Ohio and having a real person job during the summer severely limits my opportun...

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Why I'm Thankful My Mom Wasn't a Swimmer

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern When I started swimming competitively at the age of 8, part of it was my dad's doing. He had been a swimmer in high school and college before switching to rowing and he did a lot to foster my love of the water. I was a fish from an early age, so joining ...

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5 Tips for Staying in Shape When You Can't Train All Summer

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Let's face it, for many of us, summer isn't what we see in the movies. Instead of hitting the beach every day or jetting off to exotic locales for unfettered fun, most of are (gasp!) working. If you're like me, you probably haven't had a summer off from ...

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5 Thoughts Every Rising Senior Has

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern It's that time of year again. Classes are winding down, final exams are underway, and the sweet release of summer vacation looms large on the horizon. And while graduating seniors are busy getting all the ~*feels*~ about the real world, swammer life, and...

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6 Things That Happen When You Volunteer To Count For A Teammate

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Being a counter for a teammate can take time away from your own warmup, stretching, and mental preparation for races, so when someone does volunteer to count, it means that much more. There are also a very specific set of things that will definitely happ...

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4 Reasons Swimmers Should Volunteer

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern This March, Swimming World is celebrating the volunteers of the sport--parents who officiate meets, parents who time, announcers, kids who march the athletes out and carry baskets--the list goes on. The sport of swimming would not be what it is without t...

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USC Trojans Win First Ever Pac-12 Title

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern The USC women made history this evening with their first ever conference title. While Stanford had notable swims from freshman Ella Eastin, Lia Neal, and Sarah Haase, as well as a relay win, the depth of the Trojan women's depth was too much for the Card...

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Eastin Continues To Impress On Day 4 Of 2016 Pac-12 Championships

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern The last day of prelims at the 2016 Pac-12 Women's Championship has been another exciting session. Stanford freshman Ella Eastin continues to make a lasting impression on the swimming world and she's set up for another individual win of the meet--her thi...

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Eastin Joins Elite Club With Sub-4 400 IM

By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern Stanford's freshman Ella Eastin just joined a pretty elite club tonight with her 3:59.30 in the 400 IM at the Women's Pac-12 Championship. She joins the ranks of those such as Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, Caitlyn Leverenz, Julia Smit, Maya DiRado, Elizabeth...