Taylor Byers - (Author)

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The Final Step of a Season: Reflection

By Taylor Byers, Swimming World College Intern. The championship meet season is in full effect. The end is almost here, and for some, it is here. Even when you touch the wall for the final time, the s...

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The Power of the Mind Through Visualization

By Taylor Byers, Swimming World College Intern. You are behind the blocks, staring down the end of your lane. The warm, chlorine air is strong. Coaches, teammates and parents are cheering and whistlin...

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The Truth About Lactate Threshold

By Taylor Byers, Swimming World College Intern. Swimmers often encounter lactate sets throughout their training, yet several misconceptions exist about the body's production of lactic ac...

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Winter Training: Why Is It So Intense?

By Taylor Byers, Swimming World College Intern. Winter training is a famous one or two weeks during the swim season that every swimmer either dreads or looks forward to. One positive is that there is ...