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Should Swimming Have a Longer Offseason?

Should Swimming Have a Longer Offseason? Taking time off is a foreign concept for swimmers. The sport is known to have no real offseason, except for a two-week break after the typical early-August championship meet.  With the coronavirus pandemic causing a months-long worldwide lockdown, swimmers go...

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How College Swimmers Can Stay in Shape During Summer Break

How College Swimmers Can Stay in Shape During Summer Break By Rachel Sansano, Swimming World College Intern For the majority of college swimmers, the summer is a much-needed break from insanely early mornings and grueling workouts. The only problem is, when we all go back to our typical training sch...

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Six Amazing Pools Across America: The Unique and Unforgettable

Six Amazing Pools Across America: Competitive Swimmer Edition By Josie Wise, Swimming World Intern Many swimmers are likely familiar with the struggle of finding a lap pool that is capable of accommodating a full swimming workout while out of town. While other athletes may be able to run down any ol...

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What Swimmers Think About As They Move Up and Down the Pool

What Swimmers Think About As They Move Up and Down the Pool By Evangelia Vasilakis, Swimming World College Intern.  Between the counting of laps, intervals and breaths, swimmers have a lot of time to think. Our minds are continuously navigating the continuous streams of thoughts we have while practi...

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Sibling Rivalry in the Water: How to Make the Most of the Situation

Sibling Rivalry in the Water: How to Make the Most of the Situation It's no secret that younger siblings tend to try to copy or "take after" their older siblings. Close siblings even tend to play the same games, read the same books, and get involved in the same activities. Naturally, many swimmers a...

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Grinding Through Small Distractions a Key To Success in the Pool

Grinding Through Small Distractions a Key To Success in the Pool To anyone who has ever been an athlete, you understand when I speak about grind. Grind is not a simple word, but rather a complex word that contains many layers underneath the seemingly straightforward five letters. When you are an ath...

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Floating +Pool Secures Spot in New York City's East River

Floating +Pool Secures Spot in New York City's East River The ring of the school bell strikes through the air and echoes down the hallways alongside cheers celebrating the completion of another school year. Energetic strides race through front doors and coincide with the slams of  backpacks and bind...

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Swimming: A Sport That Prepares You For Life

Swimming: A Sport That Prepares You For Life By Evangelia Vasilakis, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming, a sport where you have to be physically strong and mentally strong to succeed. Athletes of all ages have to be able to handle many different stresses throughout their time participating in t...

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6 Life Lessons Swimming Teaches Us

6 Life Lessons Swimming Teaches Us By Suzie Ryan, Swimming World Intern Swimming is not the easiest of sports. It takes courage, dedication and a lot of hard work to become a swimmer. Countless hours spent swimming up and down the black line, dryland practices, and early mornings. But swimming isn’t...

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The Path to Becoming an I.M. Swimmer - Breakdown of the Four Strokes

The Path to Becoming an I.M. Swimmer - Breakdown of the Four Strokes Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite stroke is? What did you answer?  For some swimmers, coming up with one favorite stroke might be difficult. This is especially true for those who love to swim the 200 or 400 individuals m...

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Swimming: The Ultimate Escape From the Stresses of Life

Swimming: The Ultimate Escape From the Stresses of Life People tend to overlook the importance of taking a mental break from the reality of life. A break never hurt anybody but can promote a positive sense of well-being. Everybody deserves an opportunity to pour their focus into something that posit...

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Planning a Fun-Filled Olympic Trials Watch Party

Planning a Fun-Filled Olympic Trials Watch Party The highly anticipated, and COVID-delayed, Olympic Games are just around the corner. With the United States Olympic Trials slated to begin on June 13 (Wave II), there’s no better way to get hyped than by celebrating (safely) with teammates, coaches, f...

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The Value of Swimmer Versatility Cannot be Overlooked

The Value of Swimmer Versatility Cannot be Overlooked By Jaime Chen, Swimming World Intern When Caeleb Dressel became the first man under the 50-second mark in the 100-meter individual medley, it was worth a double take. Despite Dressel's wide-ranging skill set, to see someone post th...

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Miami Beach Celebrates Merle Liivand Day to Commemorate World Record

The City of Miami Beach declared April 17 Merle Liivand Day, celebrating the renowned open-water swimmer’s world record swim there. Liivand broke her world record that day by swimming 30 kilometers in a monofin off Miami Beach. The feat took nine hours and 19 minutes. View this post on Instagram ...

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7 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect for Swim Moms

7 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect for Swim Moms By Gigi Picard, Swimming World College Intern Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday! Every year, families dash to get brunch reservations and flowers for the special woman in their lives. But have you ever really thought about what to get a swim mom? She de...