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16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws

Don't Violate These 16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws By Allison Peters Once, during a meet, I had a revelation. After almost being jumped on by one of my teammates during warmup, I thought to myself, “Wow, he’s really breaking a norm right now.” Then I realized the way swim meets and swim practices run are ...

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5 Impossible Things to Explain to the Non-Swimmer

5 Impossible Things to Explain to the Non-Swimmer By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is a different sport, which is why explaining things to non-swimmers can get tricky sometimes. While swimmers pretty much speak another language, here are a few of the hardest things to explain to...

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Being a Transgender Athlete in the Swimming World

Being a Transgender Athlete in the Swimming World By Tara Draper - Swimming World College Intern Recently, I had a friend - who is not an athlete - come out as transgender. She has had many battles regarding her identity and has slowly started transitioning. Her transition led me to t...

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What Makes the Perfect Swimmer's Body?

What Makes the Perfect Swimmer's Body? Although swimmers with a wide variety of body types have found success in the sport, most at the international level tend to look similar, sporting tall and muscular bodies - typically with long torsos, long arms and short legs. This begs the question: If you c...

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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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Weather Forces Elizabeth Beisel to Postpone Block Island Swim Attempt

Weather Forces Elizabeth Beisel to Postpone Block Island Swim Attempt Elizabeth Beisel announced on Tuesday that Thursday’s scheduled attempted swim to Block Island has been postponed. Beisel made the announcement on her Instagram page. The 29-year-old veteran of three Olympics cited adverse weather...

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4 Comments That Come With Life As A Female Swimmer

By Grace Hoffmann, Swimming World College Intern I believe that life as told by a female swimmer varies a lot from the male swimmer's story. From having to explain to school friends why your hair is always thrown up in a ponytail, to those broad "swimmer shoulders" that everyone comments on, it is v...

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The 7 Sins of Swimming

The 7 Sins of Swimming 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 about to begin. Mistakes are inevitabl...

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You Know You're a Swimmer When...12 Quirks That Come With the Sport

You Know You're a Swimmer When...12 Quirks That Come With the Sport By Rachel Helm To most people, swimming is seen as just a sport or having a little splash in the pool. However, to a competitive swimmer, it becomes a lifestyle. Here are 12 quirks of competitive swimming that we all can relate to. ...

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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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Swimming vs. Running: A Breakdown

There is a certain camaraderie between swimmers and runners. It’s indescribable, but the two cardio-intensive sports often are paired. Many swimmers try to cross-train into running and vice-versa, but find it difficult to adapt to the different mechanics that the other sport demands. The likes of Fl...

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The 29 Confessions of a Distance Swimmer

The 29 Confessions of a Distance Swimmer - From the Archives By Chandler Brandes "I didn't choose the distance life. The distance life chose me." Well, not quite. Distance swimmers are all born the same way: we swam the 500 for the first time around age nine or 10 and didn't do too badly, so our coa...

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10 Things That Should Not Be Said to a Swimmer

10 Things That Should Not Be Said to a Swimmer By Brooke Irving, Swimming World College Intern Swimmers lead a lifestyle that doesn’t make sense to non-swimmers. But can we really blame them for not understanding? Like no other, we voluntarily jump into a cold pool in the dead of winter (most often ...

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7 Favorite Moments From Past Olympic Games (Videos)

7 Favorite Moments From Past Olympic Games (Videos) By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern Six world records and 24 Olympic records in swimming later, the 2020 Tokyo Games have ended – albeit in August 2021! Despite the lingering pandemic, and the disturbing “sounds of silence” in the empty st...

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Deep Dive Dubai Opens World's First Underwater City

Deep Dive Dubai Opens World's First Underwater City Plunging down into the deep, murky waters of a sunken city, divers find themselves transported to an alternate universe cursed by some mysterious apocalypse. The massive roots of an overgrown tree follow divers through this descending vessel, obscu...

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Meet the 2021 Summer Social Media Intern Class

This summer, Swimming World worked with 16 social media interns on Swimming World and ISHOF social media accounts.  They have been doing a fantastic job of engaging with our fans, posting timely content for Olympic Trials and the Tokyo Games, as well as developing their own original content all summ...