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12 Relatable Swimmer Problems

By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. The only people who can truly understand the ins and outs of a sport are the people directly involved. Many people only associate swimming with the Olympics yet don’t see the daily struggles and satisfying moments that swimmers share with their team an...

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The Inner Workings of a Swim Family

The Inner Workings of a Swim Family By Jennifer Yoo Every swimmer knows the amount of time that their sport requires. As you spend countless numbers of hours in and out of the pool with the same people, they start to become your second family. Swimmers cherish their swim families and often make life...

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5 Difficult Decisions Swimmers Will Be Expected to Make

Decisions, Decisions! By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. Life is full of difficult decisions. There is an inexplicable pressure to make the right one, and each decision determines a different outcome that ultimately leads to even more choices. However, whether the choice was right or wr...

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9 Types of Competitors Found On Deck At Swim Meets

9 Types of Competitors Found On Deck At Swim Meets By Jennifer Yoo This is it. This is where it all pays off: the early morning practices, sets with long yardage, and hours upon hours of staring at a black line on the bottom of the pool. For every swimmer, the routine weekend swim meets are where th...

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Germany's 24-Hour Arena Swim: How Many Laps Can You Finish?

By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. When you hear that there is an event called the “24-Hour Arena Swim,” what do you think of? Most would automatically think it’s an event reserved for professional swimmers who have been training their whole lives – but that’s not true. This German even...

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Making a Difference, One Triathlon at a Time

By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. Not all heroes wear capes: they can come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t need an abundance of materialistic resources at your disposal to make a difference. Everyone has the potential to inspire someone else when they own the reality that they have ...

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To Cool Down or Not Cool Down

By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. Done! You’ve touched the wall after the last set of practice or an intense race. You can finally take in a full breath of chlorinated air and float. Just as you begin to take off your cap and goggles, your coach instructs you to cool down… UGHHH, FINE....

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Once a Hawk, Always a Hawk: 4 "Swammers'" Favorite Memories at SMCM

By Jennifer Yoo, Swimming World College Intern. In the midst of finals and graduation, the finish line for seniors is clearer than ever. College graduates begin making their final preparations for the next step in their lives towards adulthood. The chaos that comes with the end of the year can make ...