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When Your Younger Sibling Starts Getting Faster

When Your Younger Sibling Starts Getting Faster Nothing can be more frustrating to an older sibling than watching their younger counterparts being better at something than they are. Due to the competitive nature and individual achievement in a sport like swimming, this can be especially infuriating....

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30 Years of Excellence for New York's Flushing Flyers

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern In the world of swimming, some programs just have a history of great performance over the years. One such team is the Flushing YMCA Flyers, a part of the Greater New York City "Y" Swim League. Not only are they the oldest competitive age group and open ...

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5 Reasons To Be A Timer

by Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern Volunteering to be a timer is one of the easiest, and most important jobs at a swim meet. Often a swim meet requires a team of two timers per lane, which provides three back up times for the swimmer aside from the touchpad time. Whether a parent, athlet...

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4 Ways To Combat The Post-Season Blues

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern No matter how hard the season or how mighty the goals achieved, the first few days after championships leave swimmers feeling like they have no idea what to do with their free time. While often the break between seasons isn't longer than a few weeks, th...

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5 Pieces to the Taper Puzzle You May Be Missing

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern Taper is basically the equivalent of Christmas to the average swimmer. The time when no longer are you going through grueling two-a-days over 10,000 yards or incredibly tough dryland workouts and lifting weights, but trading high yardage for high inten...

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4 Things To Do When You Don't Drop Time

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern One of the best parts of swimming is competing. For many swimmers this competition can become more intense over time, just as anything else that you devote this much of your life to. As an 8 and under, dropping time was always easy, as long as no DQ was...

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4 Tips To Help You Through Winter Training

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern A break from school and classes can sometimes mean something entirely different to athletes. Swimmers sometimes call winter training things like "Hell Week" or "Pride Week" to explain to others how difficult this week (or three for college athletes) of ...

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An Ode to My Home Club During Christmas Training

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern The first jump in the water feels like a familiar hug; a sanctuary. After being away at school for a semester, the winter break is a welcome solace. While my non-swimmer friends are still sleeping, I am training in a pool so much like home to me. All of...

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The Crazy Big Swim: Stroking Toward A Cure for Cancer

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern Cancer is a word that no one wants to hear. It is also a word that has touched everyone's life in one way or another. In one year alone, over 1 million new cases will be diagnosed in the United States. However, with all of the fundraising efforts sprout...

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3 Lessons Imparted Through Swimming to Be Thankful For

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern During the holiday season, and heading into Thanksgiving, I have been thinking a lot about what I am thankful for. I have come to the conclusion that without swimming, I would not be the person I am today, and for that I am beyond thankful. Not only am ...

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3 Common Swimming Injuries with Prevention Tips

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is a relatively low impact sport, but our sport's repetitive movements can often lead to nagging injuries. Every sport comes with a set of specific injuries. The list of injuries for swimming may be shorter than that of sports like football and...

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Yuta Tsuboi: First Japanese Man To Earn Open Water Triple Crown

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern "The first open water race I ever participated in was a one-mile swim at Point Lookout on Long Island and I've been hooked on open water swimming since," Yuta Tsuboi said. Tsuboi has recently become the first Japanese man to receive the honors of the Op...

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4 Swim Lesson Flaws that Haunt Today's Swimmers

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern Taking swimming lessons is common at a young age. Ages three and up will crowd pool facilities for half-hour lessons to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Fun gimmicks and mnemonic devices are sometimes the best way to teach these fundamental skills o...

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Lindenwood Bellville Makes Waves in Season Opener

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern Lindenwoood University Bellville's swim team along with second year head coach Mandy "Chun" Lau, started their season with a powerful presence at the two-day Fall Frenzy Invitational hosted by Lindsey Wilson College. Both the men's and women's teams led...

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New Year, New Team: NAIA's Lindsey Wilson College

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern New year. New team. At Lindsey Wilson College, this manta is reiterated at the end and beginning of every season by Head Coach Alicia Kemnitz. Each year is a chance to be better, and build on last year’s accomplishments. Last year, the team made a name ...