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5 Reasons Why 'Casual' Masters Swimming is Important

5 Reasons Why 'Casual' Masters Swimming is Important Masters swimming is seen by many as a way to continue competing after high school and college. However, most Masters swimmers do not compete in meets. US Masters Swimming estimates that fewer than half of its members compete. Even though these swi...

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The Olympic-Watching Experience and the Role It Can Play for Viewers

The Olympic-Watching Experience and the Role It Can Play for Viewers The Summer Olympic Games: A time when people from all over the globe come together to celebrate the world’s most talented athletes as they compete to be crowned as the best in their sport. The Olympic-watching experience can be des...

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10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming

10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming Everyone wants to be an Olympic swimmer. But luckily, you don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to benefit from the sport. People of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with various levels of experience can benefit from swimming. Swimming is one of the few sports you can...

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6 Reasons Why You Should Become a Summer Swim Coach 

6 Reasons Why You Should Become a Summer Swim Coach  The summer swim season is over in some parts of the country, or winding down in others. But another season will arrive next year and maybe becoming a summer swim coach is something you have thought about. Here are some reasons why being a summer s...

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Motivational Monday: Rest is Needed (and OK) - Learning the Hard Way

Motivational Monday: Rest is Needed - Learning the Hard Way Growing up, I was taught that taking time off to rest was a bad thing. I believed that all my hard work and progress would go to waste if I took a day off. Before Covid-19, the most time I took off from swimming in a year was a week for spr...

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12 Reasons Swimmers Love Their Sport

By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern. As championship season approaches, take a moment to reflect on what you're thankful for in the sport. To add to your list, we've come up with 12 swimmingful reasons for you to appreciate your time in the pool: 1. We can eat what we want, when we want. Or...

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4 Characteristics That Define a Great Leader

4 Characteristics That Define a Great Leader Sports grow athletes into extraordinary people and strong leaders. As a swimmer, you learn leadership qualities and skills that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. All teams have leaders, but great leaders are the people who make a differen...

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15 Reasons To Love (and Hate) Swimming Outdoors

By Kelsey Mitchell, Swimming World College Intern. The summer provides a unique opportunity for swimmers, as many get the chance to train and compete outdoors. The envy of all who swim indoors, outdoor swimmers love (and hate) these 15 things. 1. Air Quality For many swimmers, practicing outdoors me...

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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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A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke

A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern, in collaboration with the creator of Swim Science, Dr. G. John Mullen It’s no surprise that swimmers keep their bodies in peak shape and their commitment comes with an added benefit for fans. Not only can we watch them...

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5 Major Life Lessons that Swimming Teaches

All sports teach athletes life lessons that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. Swimmers go through experiences that help them learn and grow not only as athletes, but as people, too. The sport of swimming teaches kids at a young age the importance of teamwork, time management, work et...

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6 Simple Ways for Swimmers to Improve That Don't Require Any Talent

6 Simple Ways for Swimmers to Improve That Don't Require Any Talent As swimmers, we are always finding ways to improve not only as athletes, but as people, too. Changing your habits or focusing on the areas that you are weak in are both fundamental ways to improve. Change can go a long way because y...

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Discover the Ultimate Swimcation: Ocean Swim Fiji

Imagine this: you're in a tropical paradise, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, sipping cocktails by the pool, indulging in luxurious spa treatments, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow swim enthusiasts. This isn't just a dream—it's the reality of Ocean Swim Fiji, the ultimate swimcation.  Swimc...

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Tribute to Brent Rutemiller: The Sport of Swimming Has Lost a Friend

Tribute to Brent Rutemiller: The Sport of Swimming Has Lost a Friend We, the sport of swimming, lost a friend this morning. We lost a leader. We lost a visionary. We lost a family man. We lost a guy whose life was defined by giving…always giving. Brent Rutemiller, the former publisher of Swimming Wo...

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8 Dead Giveaways of a Swimmer; Some Looks Cannot Be Avoided!

8 Dead Giveaways of a Swimmer; Some Looks Cannot Be Avoided! Whether you always throw your hair up in a messy bun after practice, or you radiate the smell of chlorine, all swimmers have distinct qualities, making it pretty clear what sport they do. Read below to see eight features that scream ‘swimm...