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Special Sets: A Look At the Training of Stanford Recruit Lucy Bell

Special Sets: A Look At the Training of Stanford Recruit Lucy Bell This month’s “Special Sets” features Fort Collins Swim Team swimmer, Lucy Bell, coached by Mike Novell. The Fossil Ridge High School prep star, who has committed to Stanford this fall, is Colorado’s top-ranked female recruit in the C...

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Swimming Doesn't Define You - These 8 Characteristics Do!

Wayne Goldsmith takes a look at some of the characteristics which define swimmers, such as hard work and being a great teammate. Who you are is not based on your swimming accomplishments. The qualities and capabilities you learn in training to be a swimmer help contribute to the person you are and w...

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10 Key Questions and Answers For Swimming Parents

Swimming Parents By Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris You see them every day. They are everywhere. At every pool. Every swim meet. Every school swimming practice. There they are. Sitting at the side of the pool. Watching every lap. Counting every breath. Analyzing every stroke. Studying every move yo...

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The Role of a Captain on a Swim Team: How To Be An Effective Leader

The Role of a Captain on a Swim Team: How To Be An Effective Leader A swim captain is a leader and mentor within a swim team.  They are responsible for fostering a positive team culture and helping to organize and motivate team members. They may also help the coach lead the team in a warmup or run a...

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How to Become a Better Swimmer By Doing Nothing* (Sort Of)

Goldminds: How to Become a Better Swimmer By Doing Nothing* ******************************************** There’s an old saying about success: “The harder I work, the more successful I get.” Seems logical: I want to succeed, I want to improve. I want to swim faster…so...I work harder, I train more of...