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Tips and Ideas For How to Pass Time at a Swim Meet

Tips and Ideas For How to Pass Time at a Swim Meet At swim meets, there’s always some sense of routine. No matter what country you’re in, who your opponents are, whether the pool is indoors or outdoors, meters or yards, there is always some sense of familiarity. That familiar routine of a swim meet ...

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An Appreciation For Swimming From Someone Outside the Pool

An Appreciation For Swimming From Someone Outside the Pool When it comes to swimming, it’s something I know how to do. But if you were to put me in my university's swim practice for a day, I would absolutely be beat by the warmup. Personally, I think swimming is such a cool sport and I regret not co...

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The Permanent Effects of COVID-19 on Swimming

The Permanent Effects of COVID-19 on Swimming By Tara Draper - Swimming World College Intern COVID-19 has had a lasting effect on so many areas of our lives, from school to grocery shopping. Many sports have had to completely stop operating or change the way they operate due to the pandemic. Luckily...

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6 Everyday Struggles of a Breaststroke Specialist

6 Everyday Struggles of a Breaststroke Specialist By Diana Pimer Breaststrokers are a unique class of swimmers. Some excel at IMs, while others can swim the stroke faster than freestyle. Even with these slight differences, there are some things that all breaststrokers can relate to. Not everyone und...

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7 Reasons You Should Get Back Into the Pool As A Masters Swimmer

7 Reasons You Should Get Back Into the Pool As A Masters Swimmer By Alec Scott There is nothing quite like swimming. Once you are done racing competitively it can be hard to fill that void. Masters is a great way to get back into it and have some fun along the way. Here are seven reasons to consider...

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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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12 Types of Swimmers Entering the Pool for Warmup

12 Types of Swimmers Entering the Pool for Warmup By Temarie Tomley Swimmers are sometimes known for their distinct ways of entering the pool. Each person has a favorite way to start off practice. Here are 12 of the most common ways that swimmers love to hit the water. 1. The Classic Diver They are ...

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Time to Laugh: 8 Things You Shouldn't Do on Taper

Time to Laugh: 8 Things You Shouldn't Do on Taper By Morgan Pestorius Taper is the most wonderful time of the year, and it serves as the best excuse for why you can’t do anything except lay around and watch Netflix. Just print out this article and carry it around to use as a get out of jail free car...

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

How 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 coach...

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6 Ways Being Part of a Swim Team Can Enhance Your Life & Career

6 Ways Being Part of a Swim Team Can Enhance Your Life & Career Being a part of an athletic team, no matter the sport, provides far more than just fond memories with friends and athletic accomplishments. Not only can being a part of a team help you to learn about yourself and your teammates, but it ...

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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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Swim Bag Treasures - What's in The Bag?

Swim Bag Treasures - What's in The Bag? By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern.  Almost all of us have our very own trusty swim bag that goes everywhere we do. With a unique variety of items and gadgets gathered by you, it seems very possible for us to practically live out of our swim bag...

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Why Swimmers Are Equipped to Excel At Almost Every Sport

Why Swimmers Are Equipped to Excel At Almost Every Sport “This is why I swim.” It’s the phrase used by countless swimmers, including myself, as an excuse as to why we perpetually fail to make ourselves look like anything other than wacky, waving, inflatable tube people when we participate in any spo...

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Honoring Black History Month: Female Swimmer Edition

Honoring Black History Month: Female Swimmer Edition Every February brings a month full of reflection, gratitude and a chance to honor some of the nation's most inspiring black leaders and their contributions. In the world of swimming, there is no debating the excellence and accomplishments of sever...

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Lessons to Learn When Swimming Seems So Cruel

Lessons to Learn When Swimming Seems So Cruel 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 sectionals cut this past weeken...

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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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A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke

A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern, in collaboration with the creator of Swim Science, Dr. G. John Mullen It’s no surprise that swimmers keep their bodies in peak shape and their commitment comes with an added benefit for fans. Not only can we watch them...