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10 Things Olympians Wish They Could Tell their Younger Selves

By Daniela Navarrete, Swimming World College Intern. Being one year away from the Olympics, swimmers from all over the world look forward to qualifying. It could mean achieving an A or B-cut, participate in National trials to come in as one of the fastest two, or being selected by FINA through the u...

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5 Dryland Training Exercises To Become A Stronger Swimmer

5 Dryland Training Exercises To Become A Stronger Swimmer One of the major objectives of becoming a better swimmer is to be able to move faster in the water. While pool swimming obviously helps a great deal, dryland training is another great way to build strength for better results in competition. T...

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5 Reasons to Swim for Your School

5 Reasons to Swim for Your School Are you thinking about swimming for your high school team? Or contemplating swimming in college? While there are many factors to consider when making this decision, here are some of the benefits to recognize as we near the start of another school year. Of course, al...

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Who Are You? 4 Swimmer Personalities Found on the Pool Deck

Who Are You? 4 Swimmer Personalities Found on the Pool Deck Swim meets are pretty much the ideal place to people watch. Every swimmer prepares to race fast completely differently. This can all depend on your personality, your meet lineup, or even what kind of day you’re having. Yet every swimmer has...

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A Look Back at the Aquatic Events of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

A Look Back at the Aquatic Events of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics By Kate Walter, Swimming World Intern.  With the summer of Tokyo a little less than a year away, it’s time to take a look back at one of the most pivotal modern Olympics, the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 169 countries par...

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Underwater Dolphin Kicking: 5 Scientific Technique Tips

Underwater Dolphin Kicking: 5 Scientific Technique Tips By Katie Wingert, Swimming World College Intern (From the Archive) Swimmers and coaches alike love to talk about the importance of the fifth stroke: underwater dolphin kicking. But it can be overwhelming at times to understand just how to impro...

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11 Things That Separate the Good Swimmer from the Great Swimmer

11 Things That Separate the Good Swimmer from the Great Swimmer By Brittany Oxley, Swimming World Intern (Archive) “This is the difference between being good and being great.” That quote has been engrained in my head since I started swimming at 6 years old. I believe every coach I have ever swum for...

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How to Train On Your Own: 6 Helpful Hints

How to Train on Your Own - 6 Helpful Hints By Kiah Francis, Swimming World Intern It can be a challenge to train independently, but there are many ways to develop a game plan and make the most of the months left in 2020. As 2020 continues, many swimmers may find themselves without a coach or program...

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Air is Overrated! Breath Control for Sprinters

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  For sprinters, a race can be over in a flash, so quick that it sometimes is counterproductive to take a breath. Yes, that's right, that one thing swimmers of all strokes can't get enough of, consider doing it less. The next best strategy for sprinter...

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5 Reasons Why MVP Stands For Most Valuable Practices at College Level

5 Reasons Why MVP Stands For Most Valuable Practices In College Swimming and Diving By Gigi Picard, Swimming World College Intern For college athletes, the future fall of 2020 has brought new meaning to the phrase "you never know what you got till it's gone." In case you’ve been living under a rock,...

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Why Swimmers are Well-Prepared to Face a Pandemic

Why Swimmers are Well-Prepared to Face a Pandemic For as long as I can remember, swimming has been my number one sidekick in life. I know I can always rely on it. It complements the highs in life, and it allows me to escape from the lows. I am forever grateful for the clear headspace provided from s...

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7 Ways to Win a Gold Medal as a Swim Parent

7 Ways to Win a Gold Medal as a Swim Parent By Abigail Sheridan, Swimming World Intern.  Behind every swimmer is the incredible swim parent. They wake up at all hours of the night to drive us to swim meets, they slave over countless meals only to see them devoured in a matter of just a few minutes, ...

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Advice for the High School Swimmer Considering College

Advice for the High School Swimmer Considering College By Maddie Strasen, Swimming World College Intern Senior year of high school is one of the most stressful years for swimmers. Some decide to throw in the towel after their final high school year and call it a career—a very respectable decision. M...

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6 Meet Day Nutrition Strategies Swimmers Should Know

6 Meet Day Nutrition Strategies Swimmers Should Know Among the most important things an athlete can do is set goals, and with these goals come standards. Proper training, sleep, and nutrition are vital necessities for success in any sport. But balancing these priorities can be challenging when jobs,...

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The 7 Sins of Swimming

The 7 Sins of Swimming (From the Swimming World Archive) 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 abou...