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The Mystery Behind Swimmers’ Feel for the Water

The Mystery Behind Swimmers’ Feel for the Water By Vanessa Steigauf, Swimming World College Intern With their special “feel for the water,” swimmers know just how fascinating this element is. Water can be soft like air and floating in it can sometimes feel like flying. But it can be soft and hard at...

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9 Jobs for Swimmers That You've Never Considered

9 Jobs for Swimmers That You've Never Considered When searching for a job, people want to find something that relates to what they are good at and what they enjoy. If they've been swimming long enough, or love swimming enough, logically they may want to look into jobs related to swimming! However, n...

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The Unsung Heroes of Summer Swim Leagues

The Unsung Heroes of Summer Swim Leagues The golden glimmers of sunset dance in reflections across the pool’s rippling surface, as swimmers both new and old gather in their lanes for the start of practice. A symphony of squealing 7-year-olds complaining about the cold water coincides with the repeat...

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Why an Olympic Year is Great for the Sport of Swimming

Why an Olympic Year is Great for the Sport of Swimming By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern Buzzing with anticipation, sports fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and eight days of fast swimming. For the most part, swimming is a beloved sport to only swimmer...

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Swimming: A Love-Hate Relationship

Swimming: A Love-Hate Relationship By Rachel Sansano, Swimming World College Intern  To an outsider, swimmers seem to have a strange relationship with their sport. They simultaneously love and hate every aspect of it. They complain to anyone who will listen. But at the same time, they are the first ...

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Get Back on the Blocks: Finding Motivation After a Poor Performance

Get Back on the Blocks: Finding Motivation After a Poor Performance By Evangelia Vasilakis, Swimming World College Intern. Every swimmer knows the excitement of a great race. The feeling of achieving a best time or placing well in a meet always seems to excite athletes. But in many cases, a swimmer ...

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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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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 Reasons the Tokyo Olympic Games Will Be Special

5 Reasons the Tokyo Olympic Games Will Be Special By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern We’re two weeks away from the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and I feel like I’m personally being whistled up to the blocks. The United States Trials were emotional and exhilarating for sp...

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The Afterlife: When a Swimming Career Comes to An End

The Afterlife: When a Swimming Career Comes to An End Now. It’s a word, a concept, that many athletes in general, but swimmers especially, understand well. Being present in their training, honing not only their bodies but also their minds, to be the best and most sharp that they can be. Racing a mee...

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5 Timeless and Unforgettable Aspects of Swimming

5 Timeless and Unforgettable Aspects of Swimming By Mauro Pacsi, Swimming World College Intern As you get older, you take notice of the nature of the sport changing around you. You get to see changes in the USA Swimming rulebook, witness new developments in strokes or drills, and even see changes in...

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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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A Swimmer Is Worth More Than A Time

A Swimmer Is Worth More Than A Time Swimming is a sport focused on times. We watch the Olympics and see all the fast times that swimmers achieve. Deep down, we all wish to be as fast as those stars of the sport, or even just reach a championship cut. At the end of the day, many can’t remember how ma...

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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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What Makes Swimming One of the Most Challenging Sports

By Shweta Krishnan, Swimming World Magazine Intern Swimming is widely regarded as the most-watched sport every four years at the Summer Olympics. While swimmers recognize the demands of the sport, those who simply take a dip are unaware of the rigors swimming places on its competitive participants. ...

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A Look at Past Training Sets of Distance Ace Erica Sullivan

A Look at the Training Sets of Distance Ace Erica Sullivan One of the feel-good stories of the United States Olympic Trials was the qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo by Erica Sullivan in the 1500-meter freestyle. Representing the Sandpipers of Nevada, Sullivan put together a career-best p...

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5 Swim Sets You Have to Try Before You Die; Tell Us Your Favorite

5 Swim Sets You Have to Try Before You Die; Tell Us Your Favorite By Wayne Goldsmith Swim sets are like burgers. There's a lot of them in the world: Some are great, some are awful and some are just plain ordinary burgers. Here are 5 swim sets you have to try before you die. A great swim set has to i...

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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 ...