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Reopening Roundup: More States Opening for Swimming

As many states continue to see cases of COVID-19 flattening out, they are moving to reopen for business, including pool reopening. While the news is generally hopeful for swimmers as the summer begins in earnest, it’s not uniformly so. Colorado on Monday released orders to reopen pools. Outdoor pool...

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An Appreciation for What Has Been Missed: Coronavirus Edition

Coronavirus: An Appreciation for What Has Been Missed By Elise Devlin, Swimming World Intern The icebreaker, the common theme, the pretty much guaranteed, relatable topic.  Swimmers can sometimes just really dislike swimming.  Like everything else, it has so many blessings.  Lifelong friends, mental...

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How Many Clubs Are Active? World Swim Status Report Tracking Numbers

An effort to map the effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on swimming around the world is underway via the World Swim Status Report. The effort, launched by trainingstudy.com, asks swim clubs at various levels of the sport to report how affected they have been by the pandemic restrictions via a two-minute o...

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Holly Hills Pool in Tennessee Raising Funds to Rebuild after Tornado

As swim clubs across the U.S. struggle to reopen this summer thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, one in Tennessee is faced with having to quite literally rebuild. A deadly line of tornadoes that swept through the South in April counts among its damage the Holly Hills Pool in Brainerd, Tennessee, and...

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6 Swim Parent Stereotypes That Can Hinder a Swimmer's Success

Swimmers and coaches alike know that it takes several factors to help a swimmer be successful and achieve his/her goals. One crucial factor that may be a given but under-addressed is the parental role in a swimmer’s achievement. While the swim parent and coach can make a great support team, they als...

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Back in the Water, Regan Smith Is Filling the Time During Quarantine

One of the clubs that returned to the water this week is Riptide Swim Team, which means that world-record backstroker Regan Smith is back training. The club, based in Apple Valley, Minnesota, returned to training Monday at the Bluewater Aquatic Center. The training is under new procedures, some of w...

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Citing Water Safety, Washington Petitions to Accelerate Pool Reopening

Stakeholders in Washington state are lobbying Gov. Jay Inslee to include swimming pools in an earlier phase of the state’s reopening via an online petition. The petition, “Request to Open Pools in Washington,” has attracted just shy of 4,000 signatures as of Friday evening. Similar efforts are ongoi...

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Connecticut Swimmer Launches Petition to Reopen Pools

Jacob Sherman, a rising high school senior at Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut, has started an online petition to urge the state to reopen swimming pools. Sherman’s petition, “Reopen Connecticut Pools,” on change.org had gotten more than 5,500 signatures as of Friday afternoon. He start...

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Dave Durden Impacting Swimming and Lives Through Coaching

Dave Durden (From May's Swimming World Magazine) Dave Durden, University of California and U.S. national team coach, simply refers to himself as a swim coach. But he’s also a leader, an expert at maximizing performance, removing doubt, instilling confidence and navigating young men through demanding...

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Be Aware of CDC Guidelines If You Are Getting Back in the Pool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Pools Guidance, including "Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds" has been updated to extend the promotion of "Behaviors that Prevent the Spread" of the novel coronavirus to advice on "Healthy Environments & Operations". The update comes as pools put...

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NBC Sports Network to Air 2019 World Championships Starting May 18

With no live sports for the foreseeable future, American TV networks have filled the void by airing old sporting events. Next week, NBC Sports Network will air the swimming events at the 2019 World Championships from Gwangju, South Korea. NBCSN will air the entirety of the finals session in groups o...