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Lydia Jacoby: The Rapid Rise from Alaskan Unknown to Gold Medalist

Lydia Jacoby: The Rapid Rise from Alaskan Unknown to Gold Medalist If you say you’d heard of Lydia Jacoby before this past April, at least 90% of you are lying. Don’t even bother claiming you correctly predicted that Jacoby would stun the world and win Olympic gold. Before April, Jacoby’s claim to f...

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Olympics Day 3 Notebook: Critical Stretch Coming for Team USA

Olympics Day 3 Notebook: Critical Stretch Coming for Team USA After every bounce benefitted the United States on day one of the Tokyo Olympic swimming competition, day two brought some less joyful outcomes. Torri Huske barely missed her best time in the 100 butterfly final, but she ended up fourth, ...

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The Mystery Behind Swimmers’ Feel for the Water

The Mystery Behind Swimmers’ Feel for the Water By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern With their special “feel for the water,” swimmers know just how fascinating this element is. Water can be soft like air and floating in it can sometimes feel like flying. But it can be soft and hard at...

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Tokyo Olympics: No Looking Ahead as History Written Over Eight Days

Tokyo Olympics: No Looking Ahead as History Written Over Eight Days So much time in swimming is spent looking ahead. We watch performances and analyze them, figure out what they mean in the grand scheme of the sport. Was a swimmer fully rested and shaved at this meet or that meet? Who is trending up...

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This Moment In Time

How does one define This moment in time? Resilient? Naïve? Persistent? Make Believe? The Torch is lit, The athletes are fit, The world is watching, There is no stopping. Life is celebrated, Lives are devastated- The Humanity of it all! One point on earth gathers us all; To witness what is best in ou...

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9 Jobs for Swimmers That You've Never Considered

9 Jobs for Swimmers That You've Never Considered When searching for a job, people want to find something that relates to what they are good at and what they enjoy. If they've been swimming long enough, or love swimming enough, logically they may want to look into jobs related to swimming! However, n...

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Tokyo Storylines, European Men: Kristof Milak Now an Established Star

European Men’s Olympic Preview: Kristof Milak Heads to Tokyo as Established Star The first time the name Kristof Milak captured the world’s attention was in July 2017, when he won the European Junior Championships in the 200 butterfly in 1:53.73. But a few weeks later, Milak would not represent Hung...

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Why an Olympic Year is Great for the Sport of Swimming

Why an Olympic Year is Great for the Sport of Swimming By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern Buzzing with anticipation, sports fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and eight days of fast swimming. For the most part, swimming is a beloved sport to only swimmer...