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After Rough Olympics, Daiya Seto Notches Impressive Rebound in ISL

After Rough Olympics, Daiya Seto Notches Impressive Rebound in ISL Daiya Seto had the misfortune of swimming the worst meet of his life at the worst possible time. He was 27 years old and had won two gold medals and a silver at the previous global championships, and now he was competing in an Olympi...

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10 Reasons to Marry a Swimmer

10 Reasons to Marry a Swimmer By Ailish Dougherty (Swimming World Archive) While every swimmer certainly has their own individual personalities, there are a few characteristics unique to competitive swimmers that have the potential to make them great spouses. Thus, here are a few reasons why it migh...

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There Is No Right Form: Don't Let Anyone Knock Your Body Image

There Is No Right Form: Don't Let Anyone Knock Your Body Image “Your body is a temple, don’t knock it down.” “Beauty is pain.” “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It’s no secret that we, as a society and as a human race, have put a huge emphasis on the physical body and what is considered “beaut...

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The Differences Between College and High School Swimming

The Differences Between College and High School Swimming Change is a difficult thing. Whether it excites you or causes you dread, change rarely comes without some level of anxiety about the unknown that will undoubtedly accompany it. One of the biggest changes that can happen in a swimmer’s career i...

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5 Outside-the-Pool Activities For Faster Swimming

5 Outside-the-Pool Activities For Faster Swimming When thinking about ways to become a faster swimmer, it makes plenty of sense to consider certain things you can do differently and better IN the water. However, more swimming does not always translate to better results. As a matter of fact, there ar...

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What Makes the Perfect Swimmer's Body?

What Makes the Perfect Swimmer's Body? Although swimmers with a wide variety of body types have found success in the sport, most at the international level tend to look similar, sporting tall and muscular bodies - typically with long torsos, long arms and short legs. This begs the question: If you c...

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7 Things Swimmers Hate to Hear Coaches Say

By: Kate Smarjesse, Swimming World College Intern There are a few sentences Coach can say that really kill the mood at practice. Our expressions sink when our coaches say certain things, and we are always convincing ourselves that our suffering somehow brings our beloved coaches great joy. Here are ...

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Why Are Swimmers So Nice?

Why Are Swimmers So Nice? By Tucker Rivera, Swimming World College Intern.  While swimmers go about their lives with an intense competitive nature, sportsmanship seems less fickle in our sport than it does among other sports that are more popular. In swimming there are no brawls, tantrums are scarce...

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A Day in The Life of a College Swimmer

By Isabelle Robuck, Swimming World College Intern. Swimming is one of the most important parts of college students' lives. Practices, meets and keeping up with schoolwork make up what seems like endless days. From pushing the pencil to donning the cap and goggles, we follow a strict schedule - eat, ...

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6 Ways to Swim Tall: Advice for the Vertically Challenged

6 Ways to Swim Tall: Advice for the Vertically Challenged By Delaney Lanker My whole swimming career people have been telling me to swim tall. Standing at 5'0", I wouldn’t really consider myself “tall.” I don’t fit the typical swimmer mold, but I’m okay with that. While my height might be a disadvan...

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6 Routes to a Better Flip Turn

6 Routes to a Better Flip Turn By Annie Grevers How many times have you been told to be quicker on your walls? Not hesitate before flipping? Get your feet around faster? Probably quite a few times. Turns are not merely a fun accessory in swimming. They're a crucial part of our sport. How many times ...

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Are Swimmers and Runners Actually Alike?

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. There are few swimmers who will contest that they enjoy running. Likewise, there are few runners who like to swim. Although there is speculation about which sport may be more beneficial overall, there is no doubt that each sport is equally challengi...

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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 Benefits of Younger Swimmers Racing Every Event

The Benefits of Younger Swimmers Racing Every Event By Robert Griswold In swimming, the topic of specialization of young athletes is often contentious and controversial. At the beginning of my career, I was extremely fortunate to grow up and participate in a program that put an emphasis on doing all...

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What Distance Swimmers and Sprinters Really Think Of Each Other

What Distance Swimmers and Sprinters Really Think Of Each Other By Ailish Dougherty, Swimming World College Intern. For some swimmers, the distance life chose them. Others were born to be sprinters. While each group of racers has equal merit, and each distance requires a unique kind of mental toughn...

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Growing Up An Untalented Swimmer...And Being Better For It

By Katie Lively, Swimming World College Intern If at first you don’t succeed, it’s probably not worth the effort, right? That was how I felt all through elementary school, and looking back, it’s not surprising. I followed in the footsteps of many kids who find their niche at a young age: I was reall...

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10 Foods for Faster Swimming

Swimming fast requires intense physical and mental exertion, which is all the more reason for competitive swimmers to focus on what goes into their bodies. It’s no wonder then that providing your body with the proper nutrients it needs to perform, recover, and reset comes with a hefty reward. What t...