The Week That Was: Overcoming Jealousy


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The Week That Was #1: 7 Familiar Reasons Why Swimmers Leave the Sport


By Alice Reeves-Turner

Swimmers are renowned for their dedication to their sport. We train long hours at ridiculous times and spend all day at meets only to spend a few minutes actually racing in the pool. However, all swimmers reach a point in their careers when they question why they’re still doing it. Although many relocate their love for the water, there are several factors which can stop a swimmer returning to the sport, especially in the early years. Read More…

The Week That Was #2: Voice For the Sport: Keeping Michael Klim In Our Thoughts As He Battles His Toughest Opponent

Michael Klim

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By John Lohn

As he walked toward the starting block inside the Sydney Aquatic Centre, an entire nation roared. It was a moment of opportunity for a swim-crazed country and for a relay that could disrupt the sport’s hierarchy on no bigger stage. As the leadoff leg of the Australian 400 meter freestyle relay, Michael Klim would set the tone and influence whether the venue—in a little more than three minutes—would be filled with joy or despair. Read More…


The Week That Was #3: Katie Grimes Sets World Junior Record In Special 1500 Freestyle At Indy World Cup


By John Lohn

With the 1500-meter freestyle not part of the women’s program at the FINA World Cup stop in Indianapolis, a special head-to-head duel in the event was set up by the world governing body at the Indiana University Natatorium. The short-course time trial served as an opportunity for American Katie Grimes and France’s Alexa Reynawho lives in the United States, to chase the world junior record in the 1500 freestyle. Read More… 


The Week That Was #4: Dylan Carter Reflects on World Cup Overall Title: ‘People Thought I Was Never Going to Break Through’


Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

By Dan D’Addona

It took a special performance and a special amount of speed to accomplish something special for Trinidad and Tobago. Dylan Carter swept the 50s all three stops of the 2022 FINA World Cup to claim the overall championship on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Carter scored 172.6 points on the three stops, edging USA’s Nic Fink (172.3) for the title.

It was a huge moment for Carter in what he calls his “second career” as a 50 specialist. But an even more special moment for Trinidad and Tobago. Read More…

The Week That Was #5: 3 Ways to Overcome Jealousy in Swimming


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By Diana Pimer

My mom always tells me, “Jealousy is an ugly emotion.” She is right. And in swimming, jealousy can reign supreme.

Then again, while ugly, jealousy is also natural. It is a justifiable emotion that everyone has at at least some point in his or her lives. However, it is not necessarily the emotion that gets people into trouble, but how they handle coping with the emotion that does.

Jealousy is predominant everywhere in swimming. Whether a teammate broke your record, someone beat you on your best set in practice, or someone took your relay spot away from you, swimmers always find themselves opportunities to become jealous. Jealousy even exists in the little things, like someone taking your favorite kickboard or a teammate ordering the new practice suit you wanted. Read More… 

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