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Texas to the SEC Would Transform College Swimming

Texas to the SEC Would Transform College Swimming Over the past several days, rumors have emerged that the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma have reached out to the Southeastern conference (SEC) about potentially joining. The Houston Chronicle first reported the news Wednesday, and ...

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Sarah Bacon Named Big Ten Conference Female Athlete of the Year

Minnesota diver and four-time NCAA Champion Sarah Bacon has been named the Big Ten Conference Female Athlete of the Year, as announced by the Big Ten Conference Tuesday morning. "I couldn't be more honored to receive this award," said Bacon. "There are so many incredible female student-athletes in t...

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Swimming: A Love-Hate Relationship

Swimming: A Love-Hate Relationship By Rachel Sansano, Swimming World College Intern  To an outsider, swimmers seem to have a strange relationship with their sport. They simultaneously love and hate every aspect of it. They complain to anyone who will listen. But at the same time, they are the first ...

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Get Back on the Blocks: Finding Motivation After a Poor Performance

Get Back on the Blocks: Finding Motivation After a Poor Performance By Evangelia Vasilakis, Swimming World College Intern. Every swimmer knows the excitement of a great race. The feeling of achieving a best time or placing well in a meet always seems to excite athletes. But in many cases, a swimmer ...

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Duke Adds Riley Boulden, Carlye Ellis as Assistant Coaches

Duke University on Wednesday announced the hiring of Riley Boulden and Carlye Ellis as assistant coaches on the swimming and diving staff. Boulden was last a volunteer assistant coach at NC State, helping the Wolfpack to a pair of runner-up finishes at the ACC Championships and the women to a runner...

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Four Advantages of Taking a Training Trip

Four Advantages of Taking a Training Trip New scenery. New environment. Change of weather. Training Trips. It seems like a vacation with some of your closest friends on the beach or in a new state to others scrolling through social media. All they see are pool pictures, new tan lines, and smiling fa...

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Creative Ways to Shake Up Your Summer Training

By McKenna Ehrmantraut, Swimming World College Intern.  As the school year begins to wind down, most people are packing up to go to the beach - but not swimmers! They are getting ready for endless double practices, knee skin tan lines and nap time. While sun burns and sore muscles are inevitable, mi...

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Keeping Your Head Above Water: How Swimmers Can Thrive In The Grind

Keeping Your Head Above Water: How Swimmers Can Thrive In The Grind By Rachel Sansano, Swimming World College Intern  Sometimes, it's all too easy to get lost in the mental and physical grind of swimming. If you aren’t careful, your mind becomes your biggest opponent and you start to lose sight of t...