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16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws

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 basically just depen...

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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 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. These are tricks every swimmer shou...

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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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Eat Chocolate! 20 Reasons It Can Be Helpful

Eat Chocolate! 20 Reasons It Can Be Helpful By Bri Groves (From the Swimming World Archive) Chocolate is often labeled as a cheat food, guilty pleasure, or rich dessert but these categorizations neglect its health benefits. To do chocolate some justice and give swimmers a couple excuses to eat this ...

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5 Signs You Might Be A Swim Nerd (And that's OK!)

5 Signs You Might Be A Swim Nerd (And that's OK!) By Cathleen Pruden (From the Archive) As I write this article in between stalking results and writing meet recaps, I already know I’m a Swim Nerd. I love this sport and I love learning more about it. I love seeing the crazy things people's bodies can...

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8 Things Only Swimmers Will Understand

8 Things Only Swimmers Will Understand On average, swimmers spend 12 hours per week training to be the best athlete they can be. That means countless miles following that black line, hundreds of tumble-turns, and plenty of time spent with teammates. What’s certain is that swimming is a sport that re...

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48 Surefire Ways To Tell You're A Swimmer

48 Surefire Ways To Tell You're A Swimmer It takes a special breed of human to do what we do everyday. Swimming for as long as we have, it’s fair to say we’ve seen a lot of interesting things in our career. Staring at a black line on the bottom of the pool is fun, right? With goggles and a cap as ou...

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The Days of Taper Told in Photos

The Days of Taper Told in Photos You know it, you love it, you look forward to it all year. Taper truly is a swimmer's dream. Not only does it signal the fastest swimming of the year, it often leaves us with more energy than we've had all year. These photos tell the story of taper in a way that all ...

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How Olympians Eat Their Way to Success (Check Out Their Menus)

How Olympians Eat Their Way to Success (Check Out Their Menus) By Brooke Irving, Swimming World College Intern “Eat, sleep, swim” is the classic saying which embodies the three most important components in a swimmer’s life. It is notable that first and foremost is to “eat.” Not only do swimmers enjo...

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5 Challenges a Swimmer Faces and How to Conquer Them

5 Challenges a Swimmer Faces and How to Conquer Them Anybody who is familiar with competitive swimming knows that with all of the rewards the sport offers, they come with a price. This price includes a variety of challenges that can push your body and mind to their absolute limit. Below are five of...

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Debunking 9 Swimming Myths That Have Run Rampant

Debunking 9 Swimming Myths That Have Run Rampant By Gigi Picard, Swimming World College Intern For whatever reason, myths just pop to the surface when non-competitive swimmers comment on swimmers and swimming in general. I know I’ve encountered some wild theories like swimmers shouldn’t go on land o...

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5 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Employees

5 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Employees We all know the qualities that employers seek out in new hires. They desire candidates who have a strong work ethic, those who are team players, those who are self-motivated—the list goes on and on. You might ask, how can a job candidate possibly live u...

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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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5 Skin-Care Tips: The Swimmer Version

5 Skin Care Tips: The Swimmer Version Picture this.  It’s mid-winter, you’re walking off the pool deck and into the locker room to change.  As you make your way to your bag, you pass a mirror and - gasp!  You can’t even recognize yourself with all that dry skin you see.  And what is all that red itc...

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Thoughts You Have While Putting on a Racing Suit

Thoughts You Have While Putting on a Racing Suit Championship meets are days of racing, napping, and more racing.  This means, of course, putting on a racing suit many times.  It is quite the ordeal for a race that will be done in a matter of minutes or seconds.  From the moment the suit comes out o...

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15 Weird Swimmer Facts

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...

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10 Songs of 2020 for Your Pandemic Playlists

10 Songs of 2020 for Your Pandemic Playlist By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  With a new academic year about to begin, some schools are following through with their swim seasons. Naturally, practices are sure to carry some anxiety with them as the pandemic still grips the globe. What...

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The Reasons Why Five Lakes Became New HOMES for Swimmers

The Reasons Why Five Lakes Became New HOMES for Swimmers By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern This summer was quite literally a dry spell for swimmers all over the world. A majority of swimmers in the United States lost access to school, club, community pools – and even local gyms dried up. ...