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Life Skills That Benefit Swimmers Throughout Their Lives

Life Skills That Benefit Swimmers Throughout Their Lives As a swimmer, one of the questions I hear most is: “Why do you swim?” To any other athlete or non-swimmer, it’s definitely food for thought. Unlike other sports, swimming is largely individual and is judged by the times a swimmer achieves. Whi...

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Do The Right Thing: The Unspoken Rules of Lane Etiquette

Do The Right Thing: The Unspoken Rules of Lane Etiquette Any swimmer knows the unspoken rules of sharing a lane with other swimmers, whether it is at a meet or at practice with the familiarity of your own team. It is crucial to have lane etiquette. The lanes are small and swimmers need to be able to...

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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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35 Reasons to be Thankful You're a Swimmer

35 Reasons to be Thankful You're a Swimmer Sometimes, we all need a reminder as to why we are grateful to be swimmers. So when you feel like you’ve reached your absolute limit, here are some reasons why we are thankful for the sport. 1). Everything else in life seems a little bit easier after swimmi...

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How to Best Train During College Breaks

How to Best Train During College Breaks By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern With the holiday season quickly approaching, college swimmers have some breaks from training with their teams. Being away from the routine of college and set practices can make it difficult to ensure you are trai...

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4 Groups of People Swimmers Are Thankful For

4 Groups of People Swimmers Are Thankful For By Courtney Bartholomew, Swimming World College Intern (From the Archive) It’s that time of year again. When swimmers start to become excited about a day dedicated to eating, taking a nap, and then eating again. I, for one, am really excited about Thanksg...

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The Health Benefits Of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

The Health Benefits Of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods Picture this. Your mom just made your favorite meal for dinner: Steak and potatoes! You sit down at the table, tuck a napkin into your shirt, and dig in. You're a swimmer, after all. You need the calories. You scarf down every last morsel of th...

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A Few Ways The Sport of Swimming Can Change Your Life

A Few Ways The Sport of Swimming Can Change Your Life What do you think about when you hear the words "competitive swimming?" Michael Phelps at the Olympics? A long pool? Early morning practices? Do you ever think about how beneficial it can be - for both your mental and your physical health? How it...

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Name That Teammate: Swimmer's Edition

Name That Teammate: Swimmer's Edition By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern What makes a swim team click, really? Well, it helps to begin with a roster of super-fast athletes to fill out all the events, coaches who know how to teach and motivate, and trainers who bring their magic to keep eve...

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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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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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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn to Swim

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn to Swim The benefits of swimming are endless, and your child should learn to swim as early as possible. Here's why: 1. It’s essential to safety. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deat...

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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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Distance Swimming Strategy: A Few Options To Consider

Distance Swimming Strategy: A Few Options To Consider By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern Racing to get your hand on the wall first can come down to a hundredth of a second, even in distance races. Swimming distance races requires some strategy to execute a successful race. To ensure a s...

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The Special Culture of the Swim Team

The Special Culture of the Swim Team As with so many other teams, swim team members are constantly together. I have heard so many people refer to us as “the swim cult,” “the swim family,” and swim team. In college, we tend to be roommates, we eat all meals together, and we hang out with each other o...

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Give These 5 Grueling Swim Sets a Go; Tell Us a Favorite

Give These 5 Grueling Swim Sets a Go; Tell Us a 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 include th...

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Helpful Tips and Tricks for Parenting a Swimmer

Helpful Tips and Tricks for Parenting a Swimmer Being an athlete's parent is not an easy job. In fact, it may be one of the hardest jobs out there. It can be difficult to watch kids grow up and get ready to go to college - especially if children are on the fence about playing their sport in the futu...

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Long Course vs. Short Course: A Look At Some Differences

Long Course and Short Course: A Look At Some Differences For many swimmers, spring means more than just sunny weather and outdoor workouts. It’s the beginning of the infamous long course season. Short course season runs for the majority of the year, from the end of August to the end of March. Events...

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You Know You're a Swimmer When...12 Quirks That Come With the Sport

You Know You're a Swimmer When...12 Quirks That Come With the Sport By Rachel Helm 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. ...

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Swimmer Hobbies: A Necessary Break From the Pool

Swimmer Hobbies: A Necessary Break From the Pool By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern One of the most demanding sports, swimming calls for a great deal of dedication, so it can be helpful to have some hobbies to relax after a hard day of training. A swimmer’s main hobby remains swimming, ...