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RACE VIDEO: Day 1 A-Finals from the 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado was the star of day 1 at the 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge, picking up two event wins (one of them in a tie).

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Opinion

A Letter to High School Swimmers who “Aren’t Good Enough” to Swim in College

How a high school swimmer turned apathy into motivation at the college-level and made it to the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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Training Intel

The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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Lifestyle

10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.

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Training Intel

3 Steps to Faster Turns

Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.

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Nicol Comes Away With an Impressive Win at the Mel Zajac Jr International

Rachel Nicol was one of five members of the Canadian Pan American Games team to take home gold on the first night of the Mel Zajac Jr. International…

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RACE VIDEO: Day 1 A-Finals from the 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado was the star of day 1 at the 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge, picking up two event wins (one of them in a tie).

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A Letter to High School Swimmers who “Aren’t Good Enough” to Swim in College

How a high school swimmer turned apathy into motivation at the college-level and made it to the U.S. Olympic Trials.

  27 CommentsRead More »

The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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Finis

10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.

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3 Steps to Faster Turns

Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.

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Nicol Comes Away With an Impressive Win at the Mel Zajac Jr International

Rachel Nicol was one of five members of the Canadian Pan American Games team to take home gold on the first night of the Mel Zajac Jr. International…

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DiRado wins one event, ties for another on opening night of Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado earned shares of two wins on a night when some of the top California-based postgrads clashed at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

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2015 CIF State Meet Prelims – Eastin, Valente Chasing National High School Records

Ella Eastin is the top qualifier in the 200 IM and second in the 100 breast. She is only 1/10 off the national high school record in the IM, heading into Saturday’s finals.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Allison Schmitt Opens Up About Post-London Depression

Five-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt opens up on the subject of her post-Olympic depression and encourages others not to be afraid to seek help.

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2015 CIF San Diego Section – Torrey Pines Sweeps Division I Titles

Torrey Pines High School swept the CIF-San Diego Section Divsion I finals, winning both the girls’ meet and the boys’ meet by wide margins.

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Missy Franklin will compete at Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara next month

Olympic champ and world record-holder Missy Franklin has been quiet on the competition front since her huge NCAA Championships, but she will be jumping into long course season headfirst at next month’s Santa Clara Pro Swim Series, her agent says.

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Rio Official Confirms Delamare Aquatic Park Will Not Be Ready for 2016 Olympic Water Polo

A Rio official confirms that the Julio Delamare Aquatic Park’s construction will not be done in time to host the 2016 Olympic water park events.

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Swim Capz

Russian Olympic Committee Prez Targets Top Three Medal Haul in Rio

Will Yulia Efimova add to Russia’s overall medal standings in the country’s quest to finish overall top three in Rio?

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Swim Job: QuickSilver Swimming seeks 10 & Under Head Site Coach

QuickSilver is a USA-S Level 1 Club Recognition and Bronze Level Club Excellence club.

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FFN Golden Tour in Nancy: Hosszu, Metella, Verraszto Out Front After Day 1

Katinka Hosszu tops the leaderboard after three podia on Day One of the Nancy stage of France’s Golden Tour.

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Kosuke Kitajima Announces Planned Retirement Following 2016 Olympic Games

According to an interview done on Japanese TV, Kosuke Kitajima, one of the most famed breaststrokers this sport has ever seen, will retire following the 2016 Olympic Games.

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