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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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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...

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COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports

COVID-19 and Environmental Considerations for Aquatic Sports The following paper is by Mark Collingham, M.S. Chemical Engineering, and head coach of Kroc/CDA Water Polo Club in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He may be reached at mark.collingham@gmail.com The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or covid-19) pandemic of ...

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Roosevelt Lake Open Water Swim: A Narrative From Swimmer Joe Zemaitis

Roosevelt Lake Open Water Swim, A Narrative By Joe Zemaitis. 2020 has been a very unique year! With many other training options curtailed due to world events, but with continued pool access, I ended the summer with the best fitness I've had in years. My brother John and I usually do some internatio...

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Swimming Through Smoke: Michelle Rogalski's Journey To Alcatraz

Swimming Through Smoke: Michelle Rogalski's Journey To Alcatraz. By Michelle Rogalski. You could not see a thing. A small whiff of smoke was inhaled with every breath. Alcatraz only existed as a little black smudge on the horizon line, yet I was supposed to swim around the island in an hour. The fog...

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Hall of Fame Aquatic Center's 27 Meter High Tower Goes to Precast

by Laura Voet The time has come to dive into the precast concrete fabrication process for the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center's 27 Meter High Tower. A few pictures from the field trip to Gate Precast in Kissimmee on October 16, 2020.   The Fort Lauderdale team was there to select the color and textures ...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Mid-Distance Freestyle

This month focuses on exercises that may benefit the mid-distance swimmer.  The mid-distance swimmer needs to develop a high level of speed as well as endurance. He or she must work on both strength and power to meet the demands of mid-distance racing. Therefore, We’ve provided some exercises with t...

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The 5 Phases to Becoming a Distance Swimmer

The 5 Phases to Becoming a Distance Swimmer By Kelly Lennon (From the Swimming World Archive) Potentially the worst part of being a distance swimmer, besides the unbelievable amount of yardage that comes with it, is finding out you’re a distance swimmer. It’s very similar to going through the stages...

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Caroline Block: Breaking Records & Barriers With Every Stroke

Caroline Block: Breaking Records & Barriers With Every Stroke Guest Story By Linda Waxman Finkle [caption id="attachment_448970" align="alignleft" width="300"] On the north channel, 2019. Photo Courtesy: Ian Conroy[/caption] Imagine a sport where the elements and conditions are never the same tw...

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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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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...