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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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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 I Wish I'd Known As An Age Group Swimmer

What I Wish I'd Known As An Age Group Swimmer By Temarie Tomley After celebrating my recent birthday, I realized just how old I’ve gotten and how long I’ve been in this game. I’ve been swimming for 15 years, and in those 15 years I have learned so much. Everyone’s journey through this sport is diffe...

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Friday FunDay: What Is Your Swimming Nightmare? (Take the Poll)

Friday FunDay: What Is Your Swimming Nightmare? (Take the Poll) We all have them, from childhood into adulthood. Some are vague. Some feel almost too real. Whatever the type, nightmares come and go. Given their normalcy as part of our sleep patterns, this week’s Friday FunDay poses the question: Wha...

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Motivational Monday: Happy Swimmers Are Fast Swimmers

It is no question that swimming is a tough sport. It is very time consuming, and balancing academics with athletic responsibilities can be challenging. In addition to swimming being a major part of one's life, it can be physically and mentally taxing. Swimming requires the use every muscle in the bo...

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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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Friday FunDay: 10 Movies to Watch With a Swimming Angle

Friday FunDay: 10 Movies to Watch With a Swimming Angle The new horror movie, “Night Swim,” starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, is out in theatres now. “Night Swim” is a movie that is bound to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. The Waller family moves into a new home with a beautiful, en...

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Growing Up An Untalented Swimmer... And Being Better For It

By Katie Lively, Swimming World College Intern If at first you don’t succeed, it’s probably not worth the effort, right? That was how I felt all through elementary school, and looking back, it’s not surprising. I followed in the footsteps of many kids who find their niche at a young age: I was reall...

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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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Tech Tuesday: An Explanation Of How Tech Suits Benefit Swimmers

An Explanation Of How Tech Suits Benefit Swimmers When it comes time to race, many swimmers, especially those racing in high-level competitions, wear specialized knee-length swimsuits known as tech suits. They're everywhere in the swimming world. But how do tech suits work? And do they actually make...

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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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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...