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Great Races: Women's 100-Meter Backstroke at the 1964 Olympics

Great Races: Women's 100-Meter Backstroke at the 1964 Olympics By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “In one drop of water is found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran Dedication: We would like to dedicate our article to all female swim coaches over the decades, including one of...

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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 (From the Archive) 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 real...

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11 Things Your Swimming Coach Is Always Yelling

11 Things Your Swimming Coach Is Always Yelling By Allison Peters, Swimming World College Intern We all know what it is like to have your swimming coaches yelling at the top of their lungs during practice, trying to get our attention. Here's a few things that you can improve on to reduce some of thi...

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Why I Shouldn’t Have Quit Swimming

Why I Shouldn’t Have Quit Swimming (From the Archive) By Swimming World Guest Contributor, Nicholas Zhu First let me start off with why I did quit. As a kid, I hated swimming. I would cry when my parents dragged me to the pool for basic safety lessons. They used to bribe me with White Castle Sliders...

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Guest Commentary: Don't Mix My Olympics With Politics

Guest Commentary: Don't Mix My Olympics With Politics Swimming World is running this guest editorial by Charles Hartley in regard to IOC Rule-50, which deals with athlete protests during the Olympic Games. An editorial from the other view on this situation will be posted in the days to come.  By Cha...

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Can We Be Frank?

Guest Commentary By Bob Heimbrock Ten years ago this month, Frank Busch began serving as USA Swimming's National Team Director, providing the overall vision and leadership for the sport's top coaches and athletes. Under his tenure, USA Swimming won 31 medals at the London Games (2012) and 33 medals ...

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The Former Swimmer: 5 Things Missed From the Daily Grind

The Former Swimmer: 5 Things They Miss From the Daily Grind (From the Swimming World Archive) By Lauren Williams, Swimming World Intern I never thought the day would come when I would miss getting in the water. Like many of my former teammates, I waited for the last day of our conference championshi...

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Ryan Held Assesses His Career on the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast

Ryan Held Assesses His Career on the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast The latest episode of the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast with Josh Davis featured Team USA sprinter Ryan Held, a member of the 2016 gold-medal winning 400 freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in Rio. Here is a look at some of the topics that He...

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Ultimate Swimmer Podcast - Ryan Murphy: The New King of Backstroke

Ultimate Swimmer Podcast - Ryan Murphy: The New King of Backstroke By NOAH YANCHULIS Ryan Murphy, a.k.a “The King of Backstroke,” is a multi-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ryan came home with three gold medals (100/200 backstroke, 400 medley rel...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Cupping for Competitive Swimmers

If you’ve never tried cupping before, it’s important you try it out, either on the performance or recovery side of things. Personally, I would respond well to it, but feel crummy in the water for the next day or two afterward. On the flip side, some people feel great right after. So, it’s important ...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Holiday Training - Damage Control

By JR Rosania, Every year when the holidays take over, we find ourselves bracing for all of the treats and goodies that we are going to consume. In times such as these, we need to think through our training, and stay focused and stay on track. The focus during the six weeks of the increased caloric ...

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Listen to the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast With Hall of Famer John Naber

Listen to the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast With Hall of Famer John Naber By Noah Yanchulis. John Naber has quite the resume in the world of swimming. From swimmer, to ambassador, to writer, to motivational speaker, to broadcaster, to President of USOPA, John has done it all. In 1976 at the Summer Olympi...