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How to Become a Better Swimmer By Doing Nothing* (Sort Of)

Goldminds: How to Become a Better Swimmer By Doing Nothing* ******************************************** There’s an old saying about success: “The harder I work, the more successful I get.” Seems logical: I want to succeed, I want to improve. I want to swim faster…so...I work harder, I train more of...

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Podium Potpourri: Getting to Know Olympic Champion Bobby Finke

Podium Potpourri: Getting to Know Olympic Champion Bobby Finke Swimming World takes a get-to-know-you look with Olympic medalists in our “Podium Potpourri” series. Next up is U.S. Olympic medalist Bobby Finke. WHAT IS YOUR PUMP-UP SONG BEFORE YOU GET BEHIND THE BLOCKS OR WHILE YOU’RE IN THE READY RO...

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Another Choice: The Case For Division III Swimming (Part II)

Another Choice: The Case For Division III Swimming (Part II) Last month, in the first of two installments, college coaches weighed in on the benefits of NCAA D-III swimming (524 teams at last count) and the realities of finding an aquatic home in college. In Part II, we share the thoughts of Don Hei...

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Q&A With Ian Murray, Highly Successful Coach At Dynamo Swim Club

Q&A With Ian Murray, Highly Successful Coach At Dynamo Swim Club Life is good when one of your former swimmers (National Team member Brooks Curry) wins an Olympic gold medal one year and takes the NCAA 50 and 100 yard freestyle titles the next. Another of Ian Murray’s swimmers currently holds three ...

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Age-Group Swimmer of the Month: Brandon Anand of Scarlet Aquatics

Age-Group Swimmer of the Month: Brandon Anand of Scarlet Aquatics Brandon Anand, 14, of Scarlet Aquatics: Rutgers Division (N.J.) has made his mark this season as a versatile and highly competitive swimmer. Last August, he became a three-time Eastern Zone age group champion in the 100 meter backstro...

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Technique: The Effect Of Hand Paddles On Swimming Performance

Technique: The Effect Of Hand Paddles On Swimming Performance BY ROD HAVRILUK, Ph.D. Swimming with hand paddles is often promoted for benefiting strength, technique and swimming velocity, while also being criticized for causing shoulder pain. However, research shows that neither the commonly stated ...