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When Your Younger Sibling Starts Getting Faster

When Your Younger Sibling Starts Getting Faster Nothing can be more frustrating to an older sibling than watching their younger counterparts being better at something than they are. Due to the competitive nature and individual achievement in a sport like swimming, this can be especially infuriating....

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Celebrating Pride Month and LGBTQ Swimming Community

Celebrating Pride Month and LGBTQ Swimming Community June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate love and acceptance of all people, no matter their identity or orientation. Today, as we reach the end of Pride Month, we highlight LGBTQ members of the aquatic world who have spoken out about their identit...

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An Honest Sport: 15 Truths About Swimming

15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and hav...

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The Benefits of Running for Swimmers

For many swimmers, running is likely not the most desirable form of land exercise. Outside of triathletes, most would rather spend hours in the pool than run for more than five minutes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders forced swimmers out of closed pools and gyms. With that, swimmer...

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6 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Students

6 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Students Early alarm clock rings. Morning lifting practice. Breakfast. School. Lunch. Practice. Dinner. Homework. Swimming steals a lot of your time and begs the question as to when is there ever time for school? Our education is an important part o...

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Who Are They: Meet 7 Unsung Swim Meet Heroes

Who Are They: Meet 7 Unsung Swim Heroes Not all heroes wear goggles. Making sure a swim meet runs smoothly involves much more work than you may think. While swimmers physically exert themselves and earn recognition at meets, the effort needed to organize and execute the meet is often unheralded. Thi...

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Summer Swimming: A Fun Look at the Pros and Cons

Summer Swimming: A Fun Look at the Pros and Cons Swimming forces us to go to bed early in the summer, but the long course season comes with quite a few perks you may not have thought of before. Here are 11 reasons why it does (and doesn't) pay to be a swimmer in the summer: 1. Abs [caption id="attac...

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35 Reasons to be Thankful You're a Swimmer

35 Reasons to be Thankful You're a Swimmer Being away from the pool for a lengthy period of time, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, can be cause for reflection. It can seem infinitely easier to slip into a negative mindset than to think of why swimming is worthwhile. Sometimes, we all need a rem...

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A Swimmer’s Guide to Running: From Water to Land

A Swimmer’s Guide to Running: From Water to Land Running is often considered a swimmer’s worst nightmare. Swimmers dread it. After all, we’re meant for water, not land. But running doesn’t have to be the enemy. Especially in situations in which COVID-19 has caused havoc with training schedules, runn...

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How Many of These 5 Swim Tricks Can You do? (With Videos)

How Many of These 5 Swim Tricks Can You do? (With Videos) By Morgan Pestorius, Swimming World College Intern In every sport, there are certain tricks that you learn by participating. For instance, every good basketball player knows how to twirl a ball on their finger. Swimmers are no different. Thes...

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9 Strange Skills Every Swimmer Acquires Over Time

9 Strange Skills Every Swimmer Acquires Over Time The other day I saw a girl in her volleyball uniform and thought, "Huh, I wonder how different life would be if I had picked a different sport." I'd have different friends, a different husband, different skill sets, a different body, and a different ...

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An Ode to Cody Miller and His Vlogs

By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  Every four years, when swimmers of all ages tune in to watch their Olympic heroes compete, viewers may forget that they're witnessing only one part of those athletes' lives. Certainly, the Olympic Games are a significant part, but their lives go on, ...

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5 Quotes From Swim Greats to Keep You Motivated and Positive

5 Quotes From Swim Greats to Keep You Motivated and Positive Sometimes, it only takes a few words to find motivation or turn a down moment around. Here are some quotes stated by some of the best swimmers in the world during past interviews or given through social media. Some might be simple and clic...

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7 Key Recommendations For Swimmers to Consider

7 Key Recommendations For Swimmers to Consider The act of being vulnerable is different for everyone. As aquatic athletes, we put a lot of ourselves out for the world to see, and it takes a lot to do what we do every day. Swimming is a fairly individualized sport, so however we swim in a given meet ...

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5 Ways to Find Your Passion for Swimming Again

5 Ways to Find Your Passion for Swimming Again While swimming can get monotonous sometimes, it is easier to get through it all when you're feeling passionate about the sport. Losing your passion for swimming makes the everyday struggles much harder to get through. I often find myself struggling to r...

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6 Everyday Struggles of a Swim Parent

6 Everyday Struggles of a Swim Parent There is a lot of pressure on swimmers. The training, the suit, the mentality all has to be perfect. However, behind every great practice, every great race, and every great swimmer is a great swim parent, even when the kids leave for a collegiate pool instead of...

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7 Ways to Become a Happier Swimmer

7 Ways to Become a Happier Swimmer I am a strong believer in the saying that a happy swimmer is a fast swimmer. Every swimmer focuses on getting faster in the pool, but we often forgot to focus on making sure we are truly, genuinely happy. It's unreasonable to constantly be radiating nonstop happine...

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Just Stop! 8 More Questions Swimmers Are Tired of Answering

Non-swimmers might think we're elitist when we accidentally roll our eyes at their questions. We might think they are ignorant. If we're elitist, we're sorry. If non-swimmers are ignorant, I'm here to help! We do not expect a non-swimmer to know what 12x75s on 1:00 means or even how to move forward ...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Fit and Fast for Summer

As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, there's nothing better than being fit and fast. It's the perfect time to burn off those last few unwanted pounds and increase your fitness level.  It's also a great time to step up your swim training for swim meets that will return soon! Along with the...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of May 25th

This week Fitter and Faster will have more FREE LIVE broadcasts!  Below is the FFT Live schedule or on this page you can read about and sign up for ALL of this week's live broadcasts in one place. (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcomi...