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The Promise and Peril of the Olympic Swimming Trials

The Promise and Peril of the Olympic Swimming Trials Every four summers - COVID not withstanding -  the best swimmers in the United States travel to the Olympic Team Trials with hopes of making their childhood dreams come true and punching their ticket to the Olympic Games.  There is a mystique arou...

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8 Swimming 'Beige Flags': In Between a Green Flag and a Red Flag

8 Swimming 'Beige Flags': In Between a Green Flag and a Red Flag I am sure many people are familiar with the TikTok trend where individuals share their significant other’s “beige flags.” For those who are unaware of the humorous trend, a beige flag is something that somebody does that makes others t...

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5 Ways to Swim Faster - No Talent Needed!

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. Have you ever felt like you were doing everything you possibly could to get better and weren’t seeing results? Consider trying these five things that require absolutely no talent. If you incorporate them into your life, you just might see the improve...

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Friday FunDay: 13 Weird Objects That Have Been Found in the Pool

13 Weird Objects That Have Been Found in the Pool Picture this: you're swimming along during practice minding your own business when suddenly, you become entangled in a web of an unidentified object floating by. You have no idea where it came from and thrash around trying to free yourself ...

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The 7 Sins of Swimming

The 7 Sins of Swimming (From the Archive - Originally Published 2017) 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 har...

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What Makes a GREAT Coach? An Athlete and Coach Perspective

What Makes a GREAT Coach? An Athlete and Coach Perspective The best coaches are people who are influential, motivational, supportive, caring, positive and willing to help their athletes. Many mentors might display some of these qualities, but it takes someone special to represent them all. Great coa...

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Surging Torri Huske Shakes Up Indy and Paris Status Quo

Surging Torri Huske Shakes Up Indy and Paris Status Quo The 2023 World Championships did not go as planned for Torri Huske. Individually, she swam only the 50 and 100 butterfly, and she fell to bronze in the 100-meter race after swimming almost one second off her American record. After racing on fou...