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A Vision for NCAA Virtual Championship During COVID-19 Era

Vision for NCAA Virtual Championship During COVID-19 Era By Bob Groseth, Guest Author Berkeley, California, 1:52 p.m. Pacific time, March 22, 2022. Bjorn Carlson can’t even hear himself think as he stands behind Lane 4 for the final event of the final meet of the 2022 NCAA Dual Meet Championships. T...

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Summer Swimming: A Fun Look at the Pros and Cons

Summer Swimming: A Fun Look at the Pros and Cons Swimming forces us to go to bed early in the summer, but the long course season comes with quite a few perks you may not have thought of before. Here are 11 reasons why it does (and doesn't) pay to be a swimmer in the summer: 1. Abs [caption id="attac...

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How Many of These 5 Swim Tricks Can You do? (With Videos)

How Many of These 5 Swim Tricks Can You do? (With Videos) By Morgan Pestorius, Swimming World College Intern In every sport, there are certain tricks that you learn by participating. For instance, every good basketball player knows how to twirl a ball on their finger. Swimmers are no different. Thes...

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Great Races: 1976 US Olympic Trials Men’s 400-Meter Freestyle

Great Races: 1976 US Olympic Trials Men’s 400-Meter Freestyle By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley Great races are made of great racers.  Great racers start out with a dream.  That dream becomes reality through limitle...

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Just Stop! 8 More Questions Swimmers Are Tired of Answering

Non-swimmers might think we're elitist when we accidentally roll our eyes at their questions. We might think they are ignorant. If we're elitist, we're sorry. If non-swimmers are ignorant, I'm here to help! We do not expect a non-swimmer to know what 12x75s on 1:00 means or even how to move forward ...

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5 Tips for Handling the Stress and Frustration of a Difficult Time

Coronavirus - Dealing With Stress “I’m hanging in there.” That is a typical go-to answer when anyone asks how another is feeling, how they are juggling everything going on, or how they are handling life. That answer can be a front, when the truth is the individual is feeling overwhelmed and stressed...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Want More Pulling Power?

Introducing Dryside Training!  Dryland exercises specifically designed to help swimmers and other aquatics athletes improve their performance in the water. Thinking your pull phase of your stroke is weak? Not grabbing enough water with each stroke? Fear not! Here are four exercises that can help you...