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What's Your Choice? A List of Swimming Options

What's Your Choice? A List of Swimming Options By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern After a certain point in their career, swimmers develops their own preferences. During quarantine, This or That posts started floating around on social media. I even took part in my college swim team’s This o...

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Lifeguarding: The Positives of Overseeing the Pool

Lifeguarding: The Positives of Overseeing the Pool Lifeguarding is a well-known job for swimmers, particularly in the summer. Of course, it is not what you see in movies or tv shows. You won’t be able to fall asleep in the chair or flirt with cute patrons. There’s much more to lifeguarding that peop...

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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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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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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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Scientific Research Says Music Benefits Athletic Performance

Scientific Research Says Music Benefits Athletic Performance Swimmers who listen to music before a race aren’t participating in a mindless task, they are utilizing a scientifically proven method to enhance their performance. Significant research has been conducted to further understand the impact th...

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Will There Be a Summer Swim Season? Hope Is In the Air

Will There Be a Summer Swim Season? Hope Is In the Air By Sadie Jones, Swimming World Intern The beginning of summer swim season might sound far from now because of the cold weather and stresses of school, but in reality it is less than six months away. With the amount of COVID-19 cases continuously...

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The 10 Guaranteed Ways to Spot a Swim Parent

The 10 Guaranteed 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 h...

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The Characteristics Found in 6 Different Types of Swimmers

The Characteristics Found in 6 Different Types of Swimmers Not all swimmers are created equal. Some are sprinters. Some are distance swimmers. Some are everything in-betweeners. Some swimmers like butterfly more than backstroke. No matter their stroke, swimmers come in all shapes, mentalities and sp...

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6 Games To Make Swim Practice Fun

6 Games To Make Swim Practice Fun By Tara Draper, Swimming World Intern Before I start this article, I want to preface this by saying that I know sports and swim practice, especially at a competitive level, aren’t meant to be fun and games all the time. We work hard every day, striving to improve al...

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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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18 Types of Swimmers That Are Seen at Practice

Look Out: 18 Types of Swimmers That Are Seen at Practice By Nick Pecoraro Waking up before the sun rises, diving into a cold pool, getting water stuck in your ears; these are a few of every swimmer’s least favorite things. A swimmer’s pet peeve can even take the form of a person. Everyone knows at l...

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23 Thoughts Your Lap Counter Has During the 500

23 Thoughts Your Lap Counter Has During the 500 By Cassidy Lavigne, Swimming World College Intern  At some point in most swimmers' careers, whether it's their event or just for training, we are faced with swimming the 500 freestyle. If you haven't swum it, then you're in the stands cheering, or mayb...

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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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Ultimate Swimmer Podcast - Ryan Murphy: The New King of Backstroke

Ultimate Swimmer Podcast - Ryan Murphy: The New King of Backstroke By NOAH YANCHULIS Ryan Murphy, a.k.a “The King of Backstroke,” is a multi-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ryan came home with three gold medals (100/200 backstroke, 400 medley rel...

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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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Start Fresh in 2021! Join the SwimOutlet Challenge & Win!

Ready to get back into the pool? Start the new year right by using the Swim.com app for your next swim workout! No Pool? Don't worry. Swim.com has you covered with a great dryland challenge! Complete any challenge to be entered to win one of thirty $50 SwimOutlet Gift Cards! In total, they are g...

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Some Tips and Tricks for Better Distance Swimming

Some Tips and Tricks for Better Distance Swimming Distance swimming. It is not every swimmer's cup of tea, and sometimes even those who enjoy distance swimming can find themselves tripping up or losing count during their races. Some might even question why they swim distance races in the first place...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Cupping for Competitive Swimmers

If you’ve never tried cupping before, it’s important you try it out, either on the performance or recovery side of things. Personally, I would respond well to it, but feel crummy in the water for the next day or two afterward. On the flip side, some people feel great right after. So, it’s important ...