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From Swimmer To Swiver: An Interesting Transition

From Swimmer To Swiver: An Interesting Transition By Tara Draper, Swimming World Intern Although classified together, the worlds of swimming and diving are vastly different. Swimming is all about power and speed, trying to out-touch your opponent by the smallest of margins to finish first. Diving is...

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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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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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College Takeover Series Returns to Swimming World Instagram

Colleges and universities from across the country share a “day in the life” of a college athlete. Swimming World has teamed together with college aquatic programs all over the country to create an exclusive weekly social media series on Swimming World Instagram.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CF-ky_In...

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9 Motivating Movies to Watch During Swim Season

9 Motivating Movies to Watch During Swim Season By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern Swimmers have different ways to get pumped up for a meet or to stay motivated through the season. The go-to, pump-up music playlist is perhaps the most familiar, as we’ve all seen Michael Phelps and others f...

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7 Best Gifts for Competitive Swimmers

Looking for the perfect gift for the swimmer in your life? Here are the seven best gifts for swimmers. Swimmers might look like an easy bunch to shop for. Swim goggles. Cap. Swimsuit. Done. But not so fast. Swimmers are constantly on the hunt for ways to improve in the water, and there is no shortag...

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9 Strange Skills Every Swimmer Acquires Over Time

9 Strange Skills Every Swimmer Acquires Over Time The other day I saw a girl in her volleyball uniform and thought, "Huh, I wonder how different life would be if I had picked a different sport." I'd have different friends, a different husband, different skill sets, a different body, and a different ...

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Soreness and Recovery Tips That Can Benefit the Body

Soreness and Recovery Tips That Can Benefit the Body By Daniel Zeng, Swimming World Intern Discomfort is not an uncommon feeling. We use it to motivate ourselves to be better, or as a sign that we are actively trying to get out of our comfort zone, literally and figuratively. One thing swimmers know...

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3 Ways That The Pool Saved Swimmers During The Pandemic

When we were told to stay home and social distance in March, we weren’t sure how long we’d be fighting a global pandemic. By late May, many of us felt anxious and ready to get back to some normalcy. All throughout the US, pools considered whether or not they could meet social distance requirements a...

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5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance

5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance By Kayla Riemensperger Weight training is often a highly debated topic in the world of swimming. While there is no clear-cut right or wrong answer to whether or not weights are beneficial for developing swimmers, many year-round programs ...

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Staying Motivated in the the Midst of COVID-19

Staying Motivated in the the Midst of COVID-19 Motivation and Mindset For many athletes, having a positive and determined mindset can be just as important as being physically active. When a swimmer is mentally down on themselves, it can cause them to not be focused upon entering the water, later lea...

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How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective

How COVID-19 Changed Everything: A Coach's Perspective By Eleanor Martin, Swimming World Intern When COVID-19 shut down everything in mid-March, swimmers all over the globe were heartbroken. No more meets that athletes had been focusing on for the past six months, no more practices to leave it all i...

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16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws

16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws By Allison Peters Once, during a meet, I had a revelation. After almost being jumped on by one of my teammates during warmup, I thought to myself, “Wow, he’s really breaking a norm right now.” Then I realized the way swim meets and swim practices run are basically just depen...

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How Many of These 5 Swim Tricks Can You do? (With Videos)

How Many of These 5 Swim Tricks Can You do? (With Videos) By Morgan Pestorius In every sport, there are certain tricks that you learn by participating. For instance, every good basketball player knows how to twirl a ball on their finger. Swimmers are no different. These are tricks every swimmer shou...

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Eat Chocolate! 20 Reasons It Can Be Helpful

Eat Chocolate! 20 Reasons It Can Be Helpful By Bri Groves (From the Swimming World Archive) Chocolate is often labeled as a cheat food, guilty pleasure, or rich dessert but these categorizations neglect its health benefits. To do chocolate some justice and give swimmers a couple excuses to eat this ...

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5 Signs You Might Be A Swim Nerd (And that's OK!)

5 Signs You Might Be A Swim Nerd (And that's OK!) By Cathleen Pruden (From the Archive) As I write this article in between stalking results and writing meet recaps, I already know I’m a Swim Nerd. I love this sport and I love learning more about it. I love seeing the crazy things people's bodies can...

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8 Things Only Swimmers Will Understand

8 Things Only Swimmers Will Understand On average, swimmers spend 12 hours per week training to be the best athlete they can be. That means countless miles following that black line, hundreds of tumble-turns, and plenty of time spent with teammates. What’s certain is that swimming is a sport that re...

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48 Surefire Ways To Tell You're A Swimmer

48 Surefire Ways To Tell You're A Swimmer It takes a special breed of human to do what we do everyday. Swimming for as long as we have, it’s fair to say we’ve seen a lot of interesting things in our career. Staring at a black line on the bottom of the pool is fun, right? With goggles and a cap as ou...