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3 Pre-Season Musts: Rethink, Plan, and Refresh

By Alexander Hardwick, Swimming World Intern August-- it marks the end of one season, and the beginning of the next. Most swimmers transition from long course meters back to short course yards or meters. Depending on the swimmer, the summer swim season has a different meaning for everyone. Some swim...

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's Fight Night

By Alexander Hardwick, Swimming World Intern With about one month until college swimmers are all back on campus, the thought of NCAAs is beginning to re-enter swimmers' minds. The meet where success is determined, goals are hopefully reached, and one team gets the honor of taking the victory plunge ...

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Dan Wallace Caps Off a Great Weekend in Orlando

Gator Swim Club’s Dan Wallace turned in an impressive weekend. Wallace swam the championship final in the 200 Freestyle, 400 IM, 200 IM. 200 Butterfly and 200 Breaststroke. Wallace achieved the Olympic Trial time this weekend in the 400 IM, 200 IM, 200 Breaststroke, and 200 Butterfly. Achieving both...

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Caeleb Dressel wins duel 50's at Orlando Sectionals

Caeleb Dressel showcased a great pair of individual swims tonight in Orlando. Dressel won both the butterfly and freestyle 50-meter races. The sophomore who swims for University of Florida, won the 50 yard freestyle at the NCAA meet this past march. And tonight he showed his 50 speed once again. Cae...

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How College Swimming Changed My Life: Unifying Coach Tom Donati

By Alexander Hardwick, Swimming World College Intern At 5:40 a.m. on a summer morning, he slips into his Mount Lebanon Aquatics sweatshirt, khaki shorts and yellow an blue Nike Free running shoes. Stopping at Dunk’in Donuts to pick up a large black coffee before converging on the Mount Lebanon commu...

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Olympic Legends...After The Podium

By Alexander Hardwick, Swimming World College Intern If you aren’t a swimmer, an ex-swimmer, a coach, a swim parent or a chlorine addict, the only time you watch competitive swimming is during the Olympics. Every four years, the world sits down in front of their televisions, and watches as ...

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9 Stops on the Road Map to Becoming a College Swimmer

By Alexander Hardwick, Swimming World College Intern Do you want to swim beyond high school? Represent a new team? Swim with new people and make new friends for a lifetime? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then college swimming is for you! Listed below are some common steps high school stud...

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Seeing the Light After A Traumatic VCD Attack

By Alexander Hardwick, Swimming World College Intern The long yellow bus pulls up to the pool, jam-packed with swimmers in uniform warm-ups, who have been training morning and night, with hopes to touch the wall first. At the forefront of their minds are their goals of advancing to state, medaling, ...