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How Being A Multi-Sport Athlete Early On Benefits Your Swimming

By Taylor Padington (From the Archive) Why is it that swimmers think that swimming is the only sport they can do? I have heard this phrase time and time again: putting a swimmer on land is like taking a fish out of the water. However, as I took a poll of the Boise State swim team, I found that all 2...

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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Transitioning to a New Coach

By Taylor Padington (From the Archive) In the course of a swimmer's career, it is inevitable that they will be directed by more than one coach. This change could be due to a coach switching to a different team, the transition from high school swimming to collegiate swimming, or even the retirement o...

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3 Fun Facts About Olympic Rookie Molly "Pikachu" Hannis

By Taylor Padington, Swimming World College Intern For many, the U.S. Olympic Trials is the most daunting meet in the world. Why wouldn’t it be? You are surrounded by some of the most decorated Olympians of all-time. Yet Molly Hannis stepped onto the pool deck in Omaha with the confidence of numerou...

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Swimming Retirement: What Do I Do Now?

By Taylor Padington, Swimming World College Intern It has been approximately four months since my retirement from swimming and like so many others, I am unable to fill the void that swimming has left. Swimming had occupied my life for the past 17 years, and now I am drowning in all the spare time re...

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Swimming With Anxiety: 3 Helpful Coping Mechanisms

By Taylor Padington, Swimming World College Intern There is no doubt that swimming is one of the world’s most mentally challenging sports. Swimmers are put into a single lane, day in and day out, to swim countless amounts of laps, only to be put into a race to drop a few tenths of a second. Even if ...