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John Naber, Donna de Varona Win USOPC Board Seats

John Naber, Donna de Varona Win USOPC Board Seats The sport of swimming will have representation on the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Board, as John Naber and Donna de Varona won election to represent the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Alumni Association. The victories by Naber and de Varo...

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Challenging 9 Swimming Myths That Have Run Rampant

Challenging 9 Swimming Myths That Have Run Rampant By Gigi Picard, Swimming World College Intern For whatever reason, myths just pop to the surface when non-competitive swimmers comment on swimmers and swimming in general. I know I’ve encountered some wild theories like swimmers shouldn’t go on land...

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Washington Township Swim Club Holds Fundraiser to Help Save Swim Team

Washington Swim Club, one of the top swim clubs in central Indiana, has been locked out of its own pool at North Central High School in Indianapolis since June due to COVID-19 concerns, and has started a fundraiser to help keep its swim club alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The club has been able...

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Why Do Swimmers Do That? Specific Swimmer Habits Explained

There’s probably been several times where you’ve asked yourself “why are swimmers doing that?” I know that I’ve heard my family and even random people out in restaurants asking questions about the things swimmers do at the pool. So let’s clear some things up! Why wear goggles under the swim cap? Eve...

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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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10 Things Coaches Say During Practice

10 Things Coaches Say During Practice By Isabelle Robuck No one else compares to your favorite swim coach. Think about it now; what makes your coach the best? Most swimmers deeply relate to their coaches through shared work ethic and discipline, training style, and - most importantly - their infinit...

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37 Thoughts Swim Fans Have from the Stands

37 Thoughts Swim Fans Have from the Stands (Archive) By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern. This past weekend I did something I have never done before: I watched my first swim meet. Technically, I have watched hundreds of swim meets before, but always from the deck as either a swimmer r...

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Early Workouts of Katie Ledecky, a Distance Legend in Development

Early Workouts of Katie Ledecky, a Distance Legend in Development Before Katie Ledecky became an Olympian and captured the gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, her coach Yuri Suguiyama (now the head coach at Wisconsin) shared some of his pupil's workouts with Mi...

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Olympian Mark Tewksbury Appointed Companion of the Order of Canada

Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury was appointed Companion of the Order of Canada Friday, in recognition of his athletic and advocacy achievements. The honor is the highest level within the Order of Canada, bestowed to only 165 living Canadians at a time, honoring those who make the most extraordinary c...