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Coach Mike Leonard - Read Q&A in Swimming World Magazine

Coach Mike Leonard is a profound figure in the YMCA swimming community. A 1988 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Leonard has coached a multitude of national champions, national record holders and Olympic Trial qualifiers. His laundry list of accomplishments include multiple YMCA Coach of...

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Ky-lee Perry: 'Cry Out' What You Can't Control 'Then Focus Forward'

Like most elite athletes, Ky-lee Perry is used to being in control. The NC State sprinting sensation has worked extremely hard to be able to control every aspect of her race, but controlling everything in her power in and out of the water. The coronavirus has taken all of that control away. It took ...

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Damon Newman of American Water Polo: Looking To a Brighter Future

As fallout from the coronavirus outbreak stretches from days to weeks, the desire for what comes next—when it's again safe to congregate—is that much stronger. That includes water polo; all play is suspended and major tournaments like the national Junior Olympics, the world's biggest youth water pol...

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Coleman Stewart, Paige Madden Named ACC Swimmers of the Year

Coleman Stewart of NC State and Virginia’s Paige Madden were named the ACC men’s and women’s swimmer of the year, respectively, in Friday’s list of postseason honorees. Full list of honorees: Men’s Swimmer of the Year: Coleman Stewart, NC State Women’s Swimmer of the Year: Paige Madden, Virginia Men...

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15 Weird Swimmer Facts

By Dr. G. John Mullen, Swimming World Contributor Swimmers are fascinating. Not to be biased or anything, but they are. Swimmers have superhuman-like capabilities. They can make their bodies do weird things. And they have some rather strange rituals. These 15 weird facts about swimmers will give you...

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Reveals Mental Health Taskforce

The United States Olympics and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Friday announced a Mental Health Taskforce to support Team USA athletes. The 13-member body includes three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt and USA Swimming sports medicine and science director Keenan Robinson. The group was organized in Febru...

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Katie Crom - Swimming World's Up and Comer

Sixteen-year-old Katie Crom has a remarkable four 2020 Olympic Trials cuts. The Mission Viejo Nadadores’ swim star qualified in the 200 and 400 meter freestyle (2:00.71, 4:12.85), the 200 butterfly (2:10.31) and 400 IM (4:47.92). But it’s the high schooler’s 200 fly that earned her a coveted spo...