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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon: A Tale Of Two Venues & Swimmer Safety

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon Goes North for runners and walkers - swimmers deserve the same safety protections: time to Go North, move the swim 500 miles upstream Commentary: The Coordination Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is meeting in Tokyo this week. If they have a scintilla of interes...

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Special Olympics Promote Inclusion With Unified Partners

By Molly Griswold, Swimming World College Intern. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” -JK Rowling Division can occur both within and between sports teams due to a variety factors. Unification, however, plays a vital role in success for all sports, including swi...

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Commentary: What’s It All About, Lima?

BROOKLYN, NY. As I sit in a little-too-trendy coffee shop on Atlantic Avenue, with Taylor Swift blaring and people, walking, running, biking and driving (rationally), my thoughts turn for a moment to Lima, Peru. Having not so long ago returned from a week covering the 2019 Pan American Games, now se...

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The Early Years of Competitive Swimming in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Commentary by David Levinson (History of Meadville Swimming) Most of today’s swimmers have grown up with palatial 50-meter pools, touch pads and electronic scoreboards, jammers, goggles, and inclined starting blocks.  But there was a time when dedicated competitive swimmers lived in a world with no ...

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Commentary: Polo has No Place for Nazis

In a story from earlier this week that at first glance seems patently absurd, video clips jangling around social media show water polo players from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California making “Heil Hitler” salutes and chanting a Nazi anthem during a sports banquet. Originally broken by T...

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Life Lessons Taken From the Pool to the Classroom

By Alexa Kutch, Swimming World College Intern.  As the last swim season approaches for college seniors, they begin thinking about the next chapter of their lives. For most collegiate athletes, this means graduating and entering the work force. While it may be difficult to say farewell to a sport tha...

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Why Your Team Is Your Sorority: Pledge Swimma Cappa Goggle

By Claire Russell, A Swimming World College Intern. As an athlete, we have all had to make sacrifices. We have missed a high school dance for a swim meet and watched our friends eat pizza during taper. And yet we all somehow kept choosing the athlete lifestyle, and it all definitely seemed worth it....

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What it Means to be a Team Captain

By Haley Wen, Swimming World College Intern. Being a team captain is a unique role to play. Although every team follows a slightly different procedure for voting, team captains are known to be teammates who have exhibited exceptional behavior both in and out of the pool. So exceptional that their pe...

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The Six Different Types of Swimmers

By Sarah Noll, Swimming World Magazine College Intern. Not all swimmers are created equal. Some are sprinters, some are distance swimmers, and some are everything inbetweeners. Some swimmers like butterfly more than backstroke. No matter their stroke, swimmers come in all shapes, colors and speeds. ...

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5 Things Incoming Freshmen Should Know About College Swimming

By Rachel Helm, Swimming World College Intern.  Transitioning from high school swimming to college swimming is a massive step for incoming freshmen, but for others, the transition is nearly seamless. Moving away from home and into college independence can hard enough, but to add college practice on ...