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8 Dead Giveaways of a Swimmer; Some Looks Cannot Be Avoided!

8 Dead Giveaways of a Swimmer; Some Looks Cannot Be Avoided! Whether you always throw your hair up in a messy bun after practice, or you radiate the smell of chlorine, all swimmers have distinct qualities, making it pretty clear what sport they do. Read below to see eight features that scream ‘swimm...

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What the Olympic Swimming Trials Mean to the State of Indiana

What the Olympic Swimming Trials Mean to the State of Indiana In the State of Indiana, sports are a sacred pastime.  From high school boys basketball, dubbed “Hoosier Hysteria,” to the backing of the Indianapolis Colts - regardless of record - Indiana residents rally around their sports teams, and s...

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Olympic Trials Will Be Swimming's Premier Showcase

Olympic Trials Will Be Swimming's Premier Showcase For swimmers, coaches and any family or friends in the building supporting those with bona fide Olympic hopes, the nine days of racing at the U.S. Olympic Trials will be emotional and stressful. Athletic careers will come down to one race, sometimes...

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Can Sam Williamson Lead Australian Men to Medley Relay Podium?

Can Sam Williamson Lead Australian Men to Medley Relay Podium? Before last July, Australia had not captured a medal in the men's 400 medley relay at either an Olympics or World Championships in seven years. It looked like that drought would continue when the Aussies were in fifth place at the halfwa...

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Expect the Unexpected: How to Adapt as a Swimmer (Examples Included)

Expect the Unexpected: How to Adapt as a Swimmer (Examples Included) Swimming is a sport that is filled with many highs, lows, laughs, tears, friendships, frustrations and, of course, unexpected outcomes. As athletes, we have to learn how to adapt in any given moment no matter the situation. Whether...

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Welcome Back, Kristof Milak: Hungarian Star Reemerges at Mare Nostrum

Welcome Back, Kristof Milak: Hungarian Star Reemerges at Mare Nostrum Less than a year ago, Kristof Milak had hit "rock-bottom." He withdrew from the World Championships, citing his mental health, and he was out of training for an extended period. Milak promised to return, but his continued absence ...

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The Promise and Peril of the Olympic Swimming Trials

The Promise and Peril of the Olympic Swimming Trials Every four summers - COVID not withstanding -  the best swimmers in the United States travel to the Olympic Team Trials with hopes of making their childhood dreams come true and punching their ticket to the Olympic Games.  There is a mystique arou...

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8 Swimming 'Beige Flags': In Between a Green Flag and a Red Flag

8 Swimming 'Beige Flags': In Between a Green Flag and a Red Flag I am sure many people are familiar with the TikTok trend where individuals share their significant other’s “beige flags.” For those who are unaware of the humorous trend, a beige flag is something that somebody does that makes others t...

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7 Thank Yous From Swimmers to Their Moms (Parents) on Mother's Day

Swim Moms By SuSu Almousa, Swimming World College Intern As every swimmer mounts the blocks, they play in their mind a visual of their race and how they want to perform. Little do they know, in the stands a few hundred feet away someone has their hands clasped at their heart doing the exact same t.....

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5 Ways to Swim Faster - No Talent Needed!

By Makena Markert, Swimming World College Intern. Have you ever felt like you were doing everything you possibly could to get better and weren’t seeing results? Consider trying these five things that require absolutely no talent. If you incorporate them into your life, you just might see the improve...