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Bob Bowman Shows Social Media Can Be a Beneficial Resource

Bob Bowman Shows Social Media Can Be a Beneficial Resource Social media certainly has its ups and downs. On occasion, it will highlight events and accomplishments that bring a smile. Other times, it can infuriate and show the dark side of individuals. A key is accepting that social media has a two-s...

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Scientific Research Says Music Benefits Athletic Performance

Scientific Research Says Music Benefits Athletic Performance Swimmers who listen to music before a race aren’t participating in a mindless task, they are utilizing a scientifically proven method to enhance their performance. Significant research has been conducted to further understand the impact th...

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The Top-10 Inside With Brett Hawke Podcasts of 2020

The Top-10 Inside With Brett Hawke Podcasts of 2020 Inside with Brett Hawke has become a can't-miss podcast that catches up with some of the biggest names in the sport. Led by Brett Hawke, who swam at Auburn and represented Australia at two Olympic Games, the podcast looks at iconic moments and riva...

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Introducing Swimnerd.Live Results

Really real-time results. Happy New Year, Nerds! Today SwimNerd announces the release of their newest innovation – this one for your swim meets – and it is awesome. It’s called Swimnerd Live and it creates a virtual scoreboard for your swim meet so that anyone with an internet connection, on any dev...

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A Look at the Training Sets of World-Record Holder Caeleb Dressel

A Specific Look at the Training of World-Record Holder Caeleb Dressel Through the years, a consistent feature of Swimming World Magazine has been the highlighting of specific training programs and sets of various athletes, including the sport's elite performers. Today, we dip into the magazine vault...

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Celebrating What Would Have Been Doc Counsilman's 100th Birthday

Legendary coach James "Doc" Counsilman would have celebrated his 100th birthday today, December 28, 2020. The Hall of Fame coach, inducted in 1976, passed away in January 2004 from Parkinson's Disease. Today, he is still regarded as one of the greatest swim coaches of all-time for his innovative tec...

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ASCA Lessons From Legends: Mike Parratto on Aerobic Training

ASCA Lessons From Legends: Mike Parratto on Aerobic Training As next year’s Olympic Games approach, one of the names that will be frequently mentioned on the road to Tokyo is that of American teenager Regan Smith. At the 2019 World Championships, Smith shattered the world records in the 100- and 200...

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Swim Poll of the Week: How Much Of Your Practice is Freestyle?

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday December 10, 2020, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: What percentage of your practice is freestyle? Freestyle is commonplace among swim workouts, with most coaches conducting over half their practice i...

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Ways to Support A Swimmer After A Poor Race (Examples Included)

Ways to Support A Swimmer After A Poor Race (Examples Included) By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern Every swimmer has come to the wall at the end of a race and been unhappy with their swim. Whether they are sad or mad, whether there are tears or frustration, each swimmer turns to their coac...

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The Ups and Downs of Morning Practices

The Ups and Downs of Morning Practices If you’re a swimmer at the high school or college level, you’ve had to attend a morning practice at some point in your career. But do morning practices actually help to enhance your swimming? There are certainly cases to be made in either direction.  The Upside...

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4 Yummy Foods Proven to Help You Recover Faster

4 Yummy Foods Proven to Help You Recover Faster By Emma Merrill Most swimmers know that recovery is important after a long practice or multi-day meet. It’s essential to refuel your body with the necessary balance of carbs, protein, and fat to get the most out of every workout and recover faster afte...