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Why Do Swimmers Do That? Specific Swimmer Habits Explained

There’s probably been several times where you’ve asked yourself “why are swimmers doing that?” I know that I’ve heard my family and even random people out in restaurants asking questions about the things swimmers do at the pool. So let’s clear some things up! Why wear goggles under the swim cap? Eve...

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4 Most Important People to Have In Your Corner

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern Every swimmer needs and deserves a support system. Having the following people in your corner can help you deal with stress in order to swim your best! Parents I’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing parents who have always supported me. They love ...

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4 Things You Should Know About Olympic Rookie Hali Flickinger

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern Hali Flickinger will be representing the USA in Rio in the 200 fly. This will be her first Olympics, which she’s been building towards since Olympic Trials in 2012. Things came together for her on day 5 of this year’s Olympic Trials, when she touched ...

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An Athlete's Perspective: 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern It’s been a little over a week since the U.S. Olympic Trials and I am still amazed by what I was a part of. The phenomenal swims, the emotions, the crowds, the energy, all wrapped up into a week of swimming. I was blessed enough to swim in Trials and ...

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What I Wish I'd Known As An Age Group Swimmer

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern  After celebrating my recent birthday, I realized just how old I’ve gotten and how long I’ve been in this game. I’ve been swimming for 15 years, and in those 15 years I have learned so much. Everyone’s journey through this sport is different, and here...

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How Olympic Trials Veterans and Rookies Get Ready for the Big Dance

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern Like most swimmers, I’ve been counting down the days until the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. There has been a countdown on my phone that now says only three weeks and 323,633 seconds until it all begins. I’ve also had the Omaha pool set as my pho...

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12 Types of Swimmers Entering the Pool for Warm-up

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern Swimmers are sometimes known for their distinct ways of entering the pool. Each person has a favorite way to start off practice. Here are 12 of the most common ways that swimmers love to hit the water. 1. The Classic Diver They are normal – they come ...

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The Art of Connected Swimming: Jonty Skinner and Kristian Gkolomeev

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern I didn’t understand the idea of connection until I started swimming in college. Swimming connected means having connection between your arms and legs, through the core, to work in a balanced and unison manner in order vault oneself forward in the wate...

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4 Reasons Swimmers Should Listen to Music

By Temarie Tomley, Swimming World College Intern I’m someone who loves music and I listen to it on a 24/7 basis. I listen to almost every genre, old and new. I can’t function or go through my daily routine without it, starting from when I wake up at 5 in the morning to when I go to bed at 10 at nigh...