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Strong Women are Beautiful Women: Growing Up in a Swimmer’s Body

Strong Women are Beautiful Women: Growing Up in a Swimmer’s Body By Lillian Nelson (From the Archive) Whether you are 13 years old and just growing into your body, or 20 years old and reshaping your body with college swimming, this sport really forces you to be aware of your own presence. I cannot s...

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Why Are Swimmers So Nice?

Why Are Swimmers So Nice? By Tucker Rivera, Swimming World College Intern.  While swimmers go about their lives with an intense competitive nature, sportsmanship seems less fickle in our sport than it does among other sports that are more popular. In swimming there are no brawls, tantrums are scarce...

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How High-Altitude Training Provides Performance Benefits

How High-Altitude Training Provides Performance Benefits By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern The weeks prior to important competitions, you can sometimes find professional athletes in beautiful areas of Colorado or Utah. But they are for sure not there for a wellness vacation and fun ...

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The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition: What to Know

The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition By Bailey Duran Swimming requires massive amounts of energy, whether it’s an elite-level practice or an age group practice. Because of this high energy expenditure, swimmers need to take the right steps to replenish the nutrients lost. According to wellness c...

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Golden Goggles Ballot: See Who Should Capture Awards in 2021?

Golden Goggles Ballot: Who Should Capture Awards in 2021? As we near the end of 2021, it’s awards season. The COVID-19 pandemic deprived the swimming community of a real championship season in 2020, but 2021 saw another eight days of incredible swimming with the eyes of the world glued to the Olympi...

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What I Wish I'd Known As An Age Group Swimmer

What I Wish I'd Known As An Age Group Swimmer By Temarie Tomley After celebrating my recent birthday, I realized just how old I’ve gotten and how long I’ve been in this game. I’ve been swimming for 15 years, and in those 15 years I have learned so much. Everyone’s journey through this sport is diffe...

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Compression Sleeves: How They Work And Benefit Recovery

Compression Sleeves: How They Work And Benefit Recovery Swimmers have always had the desire to be better in the pool. However, they are also able to improve outside the pool to complement their performance. For example, swimmers can take advantage of compression sleeves to improve their recovery.  C...

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The 7 Sins of Swimming

The 7 Sins of Swimming By Chandler Brandes There is no such thing as a perfect swimmer. As swimmers, we sometimes (although rarely) make mistakes. We may DQ, forget our heat and lane, or even accidentally-on-purpose rip our cap at the exact moment a hard set is about to begin. Mistakes are inevitabl...

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Is it Time? A Couple of Reasons Why Quitting is NOT the Answer

Is it Time? A Couple of Reasons Why Quitting is NOT the Answer When should I quit? Does it matter anymore? I’m not getting any faster! Should I just be done? Swimming is a difficult sport. It always has been and it will continue to be far into the future. And - for many high school athletes - it tak...

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3 Lessons Learned with Age: A Guide to Swimming With Perspective

By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World College Intern. Dara Torres once said, “Age is just a number.” In many ways she was right. Swimming is one of the few sports that you can start at any age and continue doing for the majority of your life. Through your career and as you get older, you learn different le...

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Just Keep Swimming: 5 Ways to Overcome a Plateau

By Madeline Ladd, Swimming World College Intern (Archive) Maybe you have had a rough season. Maybe you missed that cut time you were hoping for all year by .10 of a second. Maybe you didn’t improve a much as you had hoped. Maybe you got injured or sick and were unable to swim. Maybe, just maybe, you...

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The Similarities Between Swimming and Romantic Relationships

The Similarities Between Swimming and Romantic Relationships Swimming and romantic relationships. Both are things many people reading this article will experience at one point or another in their lifetime. Are they related? On the surface, it may not appear so, but when you dive just a little bit de...

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4 Ways to Mentally Recover From the Grind of Swimming

4 Ways to Mentally Recover From the Grind of Swimming By Evangelia Vasilakis, Swimming World College Intern.  All swimmers know how hard the sport can be on them mentally. The draining practices, the long meets, and the stress of working hard out of the pool. This can be a lot on an athlete, it can ...

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7 Reasons Why Sprint Squad is the Best Squad

7 Reasons Why Sprint Squad is the Best Squad "All right folks! Split up into your groups! Let's rock and roll!" Your coach cheers and graciously pairs those words with a few enthusiastic claps. You quickly hop out of your warmup lane, carefully organize your equipment in your mesh bag and make your ...

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The Pride of Being a Student-Athlete: Swimmer Edition

The Pride of Being a Student-Athlete: Swimmer Edition The United States’ collegiate programs funnel swimmers to both the National Team and Olympic Team. Forty-nine of the 53 athletes that were on the Tokyo Olympic roster competed with some type of college affiliation, whether having raced for a coll...

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Fuel Foods Every Swimmer Needs in Their Life

Fuel Foods Every Swimmer Needs in Their Life By Suzie Ryan Training hard, giving 100% in every session, day in and day out, both in the pool and the gym, are all essential for smashing your goals, making that podium, and earning qualifying times. While dedicated to these aspects of the sport, swimme...

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The Beauty - And Levels - Of Swimming As a Lifelong Sport

The Beauty - And Levels - Of Swimming As a Lifelong Sport By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern The sport of swimming is a lifelong sport that people can join at any stage of life. Whether a child learns to swim, or an adult joins a local Masters swim program, swimming is a wonderful sport...

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The Olympic 'Quadrennium:' A Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Olympic “Quadrennium:” A Look Back and a Look Ahead (From October’s Swimming World Magazine) Swimming World reflects on the last five years since the last Olympic Games in Rio and ponders the questions that lie ahead during the next three years leading up to Paris 2024. ********** Five years ago...

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What is the Toughest Race in Swimming?

What is the Toughest Race in Swimming? By Kate Santilena Whether you are a sprinter, stroke specialist or distance swimmer, we all have that one race that just gives us the chills when our coach signs us up for it at a meet. Throughout warmup, when our friends and teammates ask: “Hey what events are...