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10 Things Non-Swimmers Should Not Say to a Swimmer

10 Things Non-Swimmers Should Not Say 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 of...

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Wear What You Want! FINIS X JOLYN Collab Puts Athletes First

FINIS X JOLYN Collab Puts Athletes First FINIS, Inc. and JOLYN Clothing announce the end of exclusive team contracts. The collaboration from two storied California brands is designed to put athletes first and upend the one-size fits all model of team sales.  Every swimmer has a unique stroke, body t...

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The Houses of Harry Potter: Which House Fits Your Swimming Ways

Executing the Perfect Race – Harry Potter & Swimming When the first Harry Potter book was released in 1997, no one could have predicted the incredible success the books and movies would achieve. Today, Harry Potter is the best-selling book series in history, with the last four setting records as the...

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12 Quirks of Competitive Swimming

12 Quirks of Competitive Swimming By Rachel Helm, College Swimming Intern.  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. 1) Chlo...

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16 Thoughts Swimmers Have While Doing Core Work

16 Thoughts Swimmers Have While Doing Core Work (From the Swimming World Archive) By Molly Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern  Let's be real, even though we all love the results of core sessions - I mean, who doesn't like having abs of steel? - they can be pretty rough. We can only do so many plan...

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5 Swimming Videos to Sit Down and Watch

5 Swimming Videos to Sit Down and Watch The world of swimming has far too many great videos to choose which is best.  Here are 5 that definitely deserve to be mentioned in a list of favorites. 2016 Rio Olympics - Men’s 50 Freestyle Final Anthony Ervin’s 50 freestyle in the 2016 Olympics was even mor...

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The Importance of Mental Health for Swimmers

The Importance of Mental Health for Swimmers As with all sports, there is a mental barrier that can come down around a swimmer that can prevent him or her from reaching a certain time, competing at a higher level, or staying active in the pool. Often, kids who start swimming at a young age will get ...

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5 Phases to Becoming a Distance Swimmer

5 Stages to Becoming a Distance Swimmer By Kelly Lennon, Swimming World College Intern (From the Swimming World Archive) Potentially the worst part of being a distance swimmer, besides the unbelievable amount of yardage that comes with it, is finding out you’re a distance swimmer. It’s very similar ...

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Am I More Than a Swimmer?

Am I More Than a Swimmer? This is for the swimmer who sees themselves as only that. By Kiah Francis, Swimming World Intern Do you place your value as a person upon the digits displayed on the scoreboard? Maybe you joined the sport at a young age and latched onto the idea that your mission in life is...

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The 7 Sins of Swimming

The 7 Sins of Swimming (From the Swimming World Archive) 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 abou...

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Advanced Aquatic Resistance Training: How The GMX7 X1-PRO Works

How the GMX7 X1-PRO Works on a Biological Level The goal of all training is to improve our Swimming Machine biology. We want to send the signals to our muscles, blood vessels, heart and nerves that promote improvement which results in faster swimming. The better the training, the better the signal, ...

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The Age-Old Debate: What is the Hardest Event in Swimming?

The Age-Old Debate: What is the Hardest Event in Swimming? By Elise Devlin, Swimming World Intern There’s nothing worse than getting a wide eyed, worrisome expression from your friend after you answered their question, “So, what event do you have next?” We’ve all been there. Lurking somewhere in you...

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20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate 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 tas...

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Swimmers, Improve Your Cooking Game!

Swimmers, Improve Your Cooking Game! By Danny Whirlow, Swimming World College Intern.  It's understandable that a swimmer may loathe the idea of cooking for him or herself after practice. Or at all for that matter. With muscles aching, skin flaking and smelling of chlorine, who wouldn't want to just...

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13 Popular Superstitions That Swimmers Bring to the Pool

13 Popular Superstitions That Swimmers Bring to the Pool By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern On National Student-Athlete day back in April, I was voted by my college swim and dive team as Most Superstitious. Part of it involves three words: Peanut. Butter. Bites. I am infamous for having pe...

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The 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Spot a Swim Parent

Bringing back this article by Bailey Duran, Swimming World Intern. Giving all the swim parents out there a little love!  Many people have no problem spotting swimmers from a mile away with these telltale features: a bulky bag, messy bun filled with dead hair (for the girls), dry skin, tired eyes, go...

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5 Plant-Based Protein Alternatives for Swimmers

5 Plant-Based Protein Alternatives for Swimmers You have heard it countless times from doctors, parents and coaches. “Eat your greens!” Obviously, fruit and vegetable consumption is important to a well-balanced diet, but people are becoming increasingly aware of additional benefits offered by follow...

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Part II: The Confessions of a Butterflyer

Part II: The Confessions of a Butterflyer Swimming World continues to dip into the archive and unites readers with some popular articles from the past. Today, we look at the Confessions of a Butterflyer, which follows the Confessions of a Distance Swimmer. By Nicole Farina, Swimming World College In...

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The Retired Swimmer: 5 Things Missed From the Daily Grind

The Retired Swimmer: 5 Things They Miss From the Daily Grind (From the Swimming World Archive) By Lauren Williams, Swimming World Intern I never thought the day would come when I would miss getting in the water. Like many of my former teammates, I waited for the last day of our conference championsh...