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The Characteristics Found in 6 Different Types of Swimmers

The Characteristics Found in 6 Different Types of Swimmers Not all swimmers are created equal. Some are sprinters. Some are distance swimmers. Some are everything in-betweeners. Some swimmers like butterfly more than backstroke. No matter their stroke, swimmers come in all shapes, mentalities and sp...

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What Makes Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson a True Champion

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World Magazine College Intern. Tennis great Serena Williams once said, "... a champion is not defined by their wins but how they can recover when they fall." Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson embodies the spirit of this message. Since our interview with her back in 2014, Atkins...

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Overcome These 5 Struggles that New Swimmers Face

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World Magazine College Intern.  You finally built up the courage to join your local swim team. Maybe you have some friends who have been on the team, so you are excited to see them more often. You arrive on deck and immediately panic, asking yourself, "Why are all the guys in...

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Running vs. Swimming: Whose Heart Reigns Supreme?

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World College Intern. We all know that exercise is good for us. As swimmers, we take pride in our sport being one of the most challenging activities both mentally and physically. It is a great cardio workout, is easy on the joints and can be relaxing. But sometimes, coaches l...

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Three Balance Drills to up Your Game

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World Magazine College Intern.  The drills discussed in this article are based on the hard work and dedication of Terry Laughlin Founder of Total Immersion It's your first day back to swim practice after a nice vacation with your family. You've had a week of relaxation, and t...

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The Swimming Crisis in West Virginia

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World College Intern.  West Virginia is best known for its country roads and beautiful scenery. When people think of swimming in West Virginia, they might not even imagine a pool so much as a river. However, the swimming community in West Virginia is growing rapidly. While it...

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Five Ways to be a Better Swimmer

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World College Intern. The best swimmers are not always those who are the most talented, although talent obviously helps. What makes a swimmer - or any athlete - truly good extends far beyond talent. Instead, the greats are those who are coachable, teachable, work hard and per...

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The Difficulties of Team Cheering in a Digital Age

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World College Intern. Imagine You’re behind the blocks, ready to swim your first race at conference. You've trained all year for this. All of the sore muscles, the long hours, the chlorine smell that won't go away has led to this moment. As a seasoned athlete, you aren’t nerv...