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Simona Quadarella Leads A Rush On Meet Marks At Nico Sapio

World 1500m freestyle champion Simona Quadarella (Circolo Canottieri Aniene) led a run on meet records at the short-course Nico Sapio Trophy in Genova with an 8:12.19 victory over 800m as the meet came to a close. Quadarella, whose was chased all the way by Rita Caramignoli, second home in 8:15.73, ...

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The UIL Has Approved High School Water Polo in Texas. Now What?

By James Smith, Editor and Publisher of Total Waterpolo and TX Waterpolo A watershed moment is how we described the UIL's decision to officially make water polo a legit high school sport in Texas. Monday's approval is only about 72 hours old and the celebrations rightly continue, but are tempered by...

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Sam Perry: Blood Clots — The Biggest Drag on My Swimming Career

By Sam Perry, Swimming World Contributor I’ve been a swimmer my whole life — I grew up competing in the York Swim Club of Potomac Valley (PVS) under coach Greg York, and participated in junior and senior nationals during high school. When I got to college at East Carolina University (ECU), I was a 1...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: McGill 3 Core Exercises

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  In this tip of the week, we want to introduce the McGill 3 Core Exercises. These are considered to be among the healthiest options for our spines. The exercises include: The Curl-Up, Bird Dog, and Side Bridg...

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Better Swimming Through Technology; Tracking Performance

John Thomas, currently head age group coach at Great Wolf Swim Club in Spring Lake Park, Minn., has a passion for recording times and using data to maximize swimmer performance. In summer 2017, Great Wolf purchased 10 TritonWear units. Since then, Thomas has become a huge proponent of this advanced ...

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The Early Years of Competitive Swimming in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Commentary by David Levinson (History of Meadville Swimming) Most of today’s swimmers have grown up with palatial 50-meter pools, touch pads and electronic scoreboards, jammers, goggles, and inclined starting blocks.  But there was a time when dedicated competitive swimmers lived in a world with no ...

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Swimming Mourns the Loss of Glenn Tasker - The People's Leader

By Ian Hanson (Glenn Tasker Tribute) Australian sport, and swimming in particular, is in mourning today following the sudden passing of Glenn Tasker, one of our finest administrators, a loving family man who had passion for sport and its people. He was without a doubt one of swimming’s finest in his...

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Better Swimming Through Technology; Brave New World

Kyle Hembree became head coach at Northridge Swimming Association in Middlebury, Indiana in May 2017. After six years as an assistant, he is casting his own imprint on his multi-sectional champion charges through the use of advanced swimming technology. In the last 18 months he has gone all-in using...