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Skip Kenney, Iconic Stanford and Olympic Swimming Coach, Dies at 79

Skip Kenney, Stanford University’s iconic swim coach has died. According to sources, Kenney died on Sunday night at age 79 after a short time in hospice care. Kenney was one of the most successful college coaches of all time. He was also the head Olympic coach in 1996 in Atlanta and was an assistant...

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Florida Adds Alum John Hulvey to Coaching Staff

Florida Adds Alum John Hulvey to Coaching Staff The University of Florida announced on Monday the addition of John Hulvey as a volunteer assistant coach. A 2006 graduate of the Gators, Hulvey has been a coach for 15 years. He’s currently the head coach of Gator Swim Club in Gainesville. Hulvey is Ga...

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The Week That Was: Happy Thanksgiving!

The Week That Was, Sponsored by Suitmate  The Week That Was #1: Sprint Freestyle Digest: The Men Contending for Collegiate Titles in the Splash-and-Dash [caption id="attachment_501575" align="aligncenter" width="370"] Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick[/caption] By David Rieder The 50-yard freestyle fina...

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Tips For A Successful Swim Meet Performance

By Graham Bodner (Archvie) As a coach, I always get asked the age-old swimming question: "How do I best prepare for a swim meet?" Meet preparation comes in many forms, and many different time tables. The best swimmers don’t wait until the day before the big swim meet. They spend the months and weeks...

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5 Holiday Season Swim Workouts to Give a Try

5 Holiday Season Swim Workouts to Give a Try As the conclusion of another year draws nearer, the holiday season is right around the corner. No matter what traditions and celebrations you may participate in outside of the pool, it is also a great time to finish the year strong in the pool. Winter can...

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A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke

A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern, in collaboration with the creator of Swim Science, Dr. G. John Mullen It’s no surprise that swimmers keep their bodies in peak shape and their commitment comes with an added benefit for fans. Not only can we watch them...

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12 Questions You Should Ask During College Recruiting Process

12 Questions You Should Ask During College Recruiting Process By Ashley Illenye (Archive) Each year, high school seniors must make one of the biggest decisions of their young adult lives: Where they will spend the next four years of their lives and educations. Recruiting trips primarily decide where...

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5 Ways Swimming Can Help Your Everyday Life

5 Ways Swimming Can Help Your Everyday Life One of the most common desires a person can have is to live a healthy lifestyle, which opens up many opportunities in both the present and future. Swimming can accomplish just this, as it is a perfect exercise for the entire body that can be done by people...

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Kyle Chalmers Looking To Add Another Piece To Career-Title Puzzle

Kyle Chalmers Out To Break 20-Year Swimming Hoodoo At Fina World Short Course Championships In Melbourne Kyle Chalmers will be hoping to break a 20-year Australian swimming hoodoo when he lines up in the 100m freestyle at next month’s Fina World Short Course Championships in Melbourne (December 13-1...

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John Atkinson Reflects on 10 Seasons in Charge of Swimming Canada

John Atkinson Reflects on 10 Seasons in Charge of Swimming Canada In his 10 seasons in charge of Swimming Canada, John Atkinson has helped the organization grow from an occasional medal contender to a bona fide powerhouse. He reflected on that journey this week in an interview with the organization....

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SMART Goal-Setting for Swimmers: How To Effectively Chase Targets

SMART Goal-Setting for Swimmers: How To Effectively Chase Targets By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern The year slowly comes to an end and athletes now find time to reflect upon past performances and focus on what’s next. As we think about the practices and races of the past year, we a...

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11 Things That Separate the Good Swimmer from the Great Swimmer

11 Things That Separate the Good Swimmer from the Great Swimmer By Brittany Oxley (Archive) “This is the difference between being good and being great.” That quote has been engrained in my head since I started swimming at 6 years old. I believe every coach I have ever swum for has said those words. ...