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15 Weird Swimmer Facts

By Dr. G. John Mullen, Swimming World Contributor Swimmers are fascinating. Not to be biased or anything, but they are. Swimmers have superhuman-like capabilities. They can make their bodies do weird things. And they have some rather strange rituals. These 15 weird facts about swimmers will give you...

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Breaking the Silence: Coping With My Last Race in Wake of COVID-19

Taylor Covington is a senior swimmer at Boston College. She is a former Swimming World Intern and current Swimming World contributor. She was swimming at the CSCAA meet when the COVID-19 cancelled NCAA events.  This is the silence I have been dreading. Six nights ago, I perched myself on the plush e...

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International Women's Day: An Ode to Swim Moms

International Women’s Day (IWD) To mark International Women’s Day, Swimming World is rolling out a series of features this Sunday, fresh and from the archive, to highlight the achievements and work of  pathfinders in swimming and raising issues that continue to have a massive impact on women in spor...

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Sara Isakovic's Guide To Building Happy Swim Masters Of Their Minds

2020s Vision: Swimming Culture - Psychology How do the development years of a swimmer contribute to delivering a mentally robust and resilient athlete prepared for the thrill and challenge of performance sport? How can the young swimmers navigate a beat of parents, coaches, schools, physical challen...