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5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance

5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance By Kayla Riemensperger Weight training is often a highly debated topic in the world of swimming. While there is no clear-cut right or wrong answer to whether or not weights are beneficial for developing swimmers, many year-round programs ...

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TYR Sport Signs Prodigy Katie Grimes

As the youngest U.S. Olympic swimmer in 27 years, Katie Grimes, the two-time World Championships silver medalist, has already established herself as a force in the sport, joining the ranks of the world’s most elite swimmers and showing no signs of slowing down. Grimes has proven that dedication, con...

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ISHOF Calling for Paragon Award Nominations

The International Swimming Hall of Fame announces the call for nominations for the 2023 Paragon Awards to be presented at the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Honoree Induction Weekend September 29-30, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale.  Sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems, the awards are presented eac...

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Lady Vols Secure Verbal From Junior National Runner-Up Emily Brown

Lady Vols Secure Verbal From Junior National Runner-Up Emily Brown NEW COMMIT: The University of Tennessee has received a new verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season from Emily Brown of Dublin, Ohio. She will join Josie Connelly and Jillian Crooks in Knoxville as a member of the Lady Vols’ Class of...

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Olympic Flashback: Dawn Fraser and the First Olympic Three-Peat

Olympic Flashback: Dawn Fraser and the First Olympic Three-Peat On October 11, 1964, the Olympic Games in Tokyo opened. During the week in Japan, Australian star Dawn Fraser made history by capturing the 100-meter freestyle for the third consecutive time. The feat was the first of its kind in Olympi...

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7 Time Management Tips for Student-Athletes

7 Time Management Tips for Student-Athletes By Kelsey Mitchell Time management has always been important in the world of athletics. Student-athletes are busier than ever at this time of season. Balancing academics, athletics and a social life is no walk in the park. Here are seven simple time manage...

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10 Things That Should Not Be Said to a Swimmer

10 Things That Should Not Be Said to a Swimmer By Brooke Irving, Swimming World College Intern Swimmers lead a lifestyle that doesn’t make sense to non-swimmers. But can we really blame them for not understanding? Like no other, we voluntarily jump into a cold pool in the dead of winter (most often ...

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7 Talents That Swimmers Automatically Possess

7 Talents That Swimmers Automatically Possess The sport of swimming is like an onion. It has a lot of layers. Many skills go into making a whole swim race: Start. Stroke. Turns. Finish. Swimmers, then, are versatile - but not just in the pool. So, if you have swimming as a credential, you automatica...

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USA Swimming Announces 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Event Schedule

USA Swimming Announces 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Event Schedule USA Swimming on Wednesday unveiled the schedule for 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, to be held in Indianapolis. The competition will run from June 15-23, 2014. It will include 17 sessions over nine days, with eight preliminary sessio...

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Penn State Men, Ohio State Women Lead Big Ten Weekly Honors

Penn State Men, Ohio State Women Lead Big Ten Weekly Honors Penn State and Ohio State placed two swimmers each in the Big Ten Weekly Honors, released on Wednesday. On the women’s side, the Buckeyes’ Katherine Zenick is the women’s swimmer of the week, with diver Lena Hentschel earning the top diver ...

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David Curtiss, Gretchen Walsh Garner ACC Swimmer of the Week Nods

David Curtiss, Gretchen Walsh Garner ACC Swimmer of the Week Nods NC State’s David Curtiss and Gretchen Walsh of Virginia earned ACC Swimmer of the Week honors, released by the conference on Tuesday. Curtiss’s teammate Bayne Bennett shared the men’s diver of the week honor with North Carolina’s Anto...

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The Starting Line: Nutrition vs. Sports Nutrition

The Starting Line: Nutrition vs. Sports Nutrition By Dawn Weatherwax, RD,LD,ATC,CSCS Nutrition vs. Sports Nutrition All of the probing and poking around in the realms of nutrition and physiology has resulted in a science that combines the best knowledge from both arenas. Good nutrition is essential ...

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21 Common Pre-Race Rituals That Swimmers Utilize

21 Common Pre-Race Rituals That Swimmers Utilize Rituals before a race help swimmers mentally get ready for the action ahead, and can put them in the best state of mind to achieve their best. Some rituals including visualization, listening to certain songs, or doing stretches or exercises to warm up...