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Swimming: A Sport That Prepares You For Life

Swimming: A Sport That Prepares You For Life By Evangelia Vasilakis, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming, a sport where you have to be physically strong and mentally strong to succeed. Athletes of all ages have to be able to handle many different stresses throughout their time participating in t...

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Claire Curzan Oblivious to Limits in Rapid Rise to Prominence

Claire Curzan Oblivious to Limits in Rapid Rise to Prominence (From April’s Swimming World Magazine) Claire Curzan has been swimming fast since she was a young age grouper and has continued to do so in high school. In March, she came within 13 hundredths of the American record in the short course 10...

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What Would Swimmers Do Without the Support of Their Moms?

What Would Swimmers Do Without the Support of Their Moms? By Abby Boone, Former Swimming World College Intern Super Swim Mom To the tune of Spongebob Squarepants Who takes you to practice at five in the morn? Super Swim Mom! Who knows all your times, even ones you don’t know? Super Swim Mom! Who has...

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6 Life Lessons Swimming Teaches Us

6 Life Lessons Swimming Teaches Us By Suzie Ryan, Swimming World Intern Swimming is not the easiest of sports. It takes courage, dedication and a lot of hard work to become a swimmer. Countless hours spent swimming up and down the black line, dryland practices, and early mornings. But swimming isn’t...

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The Path to Becoming an I.M. Swimmer - Breakdown of the Four Strokes

The Path to Becoming an I.M. Swimmer - Breakdown of the Four Strokes Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite stroke is? What did you answer?  For some swimmers, coming up with one favorite stroke might be difficult. This is especially true for those who love to swim the 200 or 400 individuals m...

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10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming

10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming Everyone wants to be an Olympic swimmer. But luckily, you don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to benefit from the sport. People of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with various levels of experience can benefit from swimming. Swimming is one of the few sports you can...

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Swimming: The Ultimate Escape From the Stresses of Life

Swimming: The Ultimate Escape From the Stresses of Life People tend to overlook the importance of taking a mental break from the reality of life. A break never hurt anybody but can promote a positive sense of well-being. Everybody deserves an opportunity to pour their focus into something that posit...

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The Value of Swimmer Versatility Cannot be Overlooked

The Value of Swimmer Versatility Cannot be Overlooked By Jaime Chen, Swimming World Intern When Caeleb Dressel became the first man under the 50-second mark in the 100-meter individual medley, it was worth a double take. Despite Dressel's wide-ranging skill set, to see someone post th...

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Cutting Time: Tips For Improving Turns, Underwaters and Breakouts

Cutting Time: Tips For Improving Turns, Underwaters and Breakouts One of the easiest ways to drop time quickly is to improve your turns, underwaters and breakouts. Sloppy transitions can easily add time to a race. When you’re performing them well off every wall, those seconds add up quickly. But, it...

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7 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect for Swim Moms

7 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect for Swim Moms By Gigi Picard, Swimming World College Intern Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday! Every year, families dash to get brunch reservations and flowers for the special woman in their lives. But have you ever really thought about what to get a swim mom? She de...

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5 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Employees

5 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Employees We all know the qualities that employers seek out in new hires. They desire candidates who have a strong work ethic, those who are team players, those who are self-motivated—the list goes on and on. You might ask, how can a job candidate possibly live u...

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Can We Be Frank?

Guest Commentary By Bob Heimbrock Ten years ago this month, Frank Busch began serving as USA Swimming's National Team Director, providing the overall vision and leadership for the sport's top coaches and athletes. Under his tenure, USA Swimming won 31 medals at the London Games (2012) and 33 medals ...

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6 Important Things Learned During a Swimming Career

6 Important Things Learned During a Swimming Career I’ve been what you would call a swammer for about a month now. While I probably will pull a Brett Favre at some point and make my return to the pool as a Masters swimmer, at the moment I’m branching out and trying other things. Currently, it's weig...

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An Honest Sport: 15 Truths About Swimming

15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and hav...