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Wellness Wednesday: Go for a Swim for These 6 Mental Health Benefits

Go for a Swim for These 6 Mental Health Benefits By Proteeti Sinha Researchers have found that swimming promotes both physical and mental well-being; this isn't news to anyone who regularly frequents the pool deck. But there are additional benefits that you may not be aware of that extend beyond the...

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Hilarious Excuses Swimmers Have Tried To Pass Off On Their Coaches

Hilarious Excuses Swimmers Have Tried To Pass Off On Their Coaches (Archive) Because it is always good to laugh, we bring back some of these excuses that were actually uttered. You'd be lying if you said you've never racked your brain to come up with any--and I mean any--excuse to get out of going t...

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Gretchen Walsh Evoking Memories of Greatness With Record-Smashing ACCs

Gretchen Walsh Evoking Memories of Greatness With Record-Smashing ACCs Over the past week at the ACC Championships, Gretchen Walsh affirmed her place as the dominant force in women's college swimming. The signs have been building up toward Walsh unveiling something special this championship season, ...

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39 Thoughts Swimmers Have During the 200 Butterfly

39 Thoughts All Swimmers Have During the 200 Butterfly By Sophia Chiang We're pretty sure most people are terrified of the 200 butterfly. Well, except for the likes of Kristof Milak, Mary T. Meagher and Michael Phelps. But let's just make it clear that Phelps is absolutely an exception and not the r...

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Lessons to Learn When Swimming Seems So Cruel

Lessons to Learn When Swimming Seems So Cruel From the Swimming World Archive The 400 IM is a race I only had to swim once to decide it was not my calling. Now when I watch people race it, and love all 16 laps of it, I cannot relate, but I certainly can respect. One such swimmer was shooting for his...

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5 Signs You Might Be A Swim Nerd (And that's OK!)

5 Signs You Might Be A Swim Nerd (And that's OK!) By Cathleen Pruden (From the Archive) As I write this article in between stalking results and writing meet recaps, I already know I’m a Swim Nerd. I love this sport and I love learning more about it. I love seeing the crazy things people's bodies can...

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Nic Fink Excelling Beyond Imagination in Final Stretch of Career

Nic Fink Excelling Beyond Imagination in Final Stretch of Career Two-and-a-half years ago, the United States men had a breaststroke problem. At the Tokyo Olympics, Michael Andrew had fallen to fourth in the 100 breaststroke final while Andrew Wilson tied for sixth. The other three-quarters of the me...

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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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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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Our Away-From-The Pool Heroes: The Debt That All Swimmers Owe

Our Away-From-The Pool Heroes: The Debt That All Swimmers Owe By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World College Intern. Swimmers live busy lives. We never stop moving from the moment we wake up until the moment our head hits the pillow at night. We wake up, run to practice, run to class and then run to practic...

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Be Sure! 7 Things to Consider Before Quitting Swimming

7 Things to Consider Before Quitting Swimming By Niki Urquidi Many swimmers consider quitting at one time or another due to the intense demands of the sport. Waking up at 5 a.m. to be pushed to the limits day in and day out takes a toll on anyone's psyche. Yet most swimmers only make empty threats r...

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Select Swimmer Absences Make For Unique Doha World Championships

Select Swimmer Absences Make For Unique Doha World Championships The meet now known as the World Aquatics Championships was first held in 1973 to provide aquatics athletes with a true global competition outside of the every-four-years Olympic Games. Between Olympics Games in 1976 and 2000, the World...

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Motivational Monday: Happy Swimmers Are Fast Swimmers

It is no question that swimming is a tough sport. It is very time consuming, and balancing academics with athletic responsibilities can be challenging. In addition to swimming being a major part of one's life, it can be physically and mentally taxing. Swimming requires the use every muscle in the bo...

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Friday FunDay: 10 Movies to Watch With a Swimming Angle

Friday FunDay: 10 Movies to Watch With a Swimming Angle The new horror movie, “Night Swim,” starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, is out in theatres now. “Night Swim” is a movie that is bound to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. The Waller family moves into a new home with a beautiful, en...