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5 Ways Swimming is Like Dating

How is swimming like dating? Here are five ways…

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10 Ways to know you swam in the 60’s and early 70’s

#1 Goggles? Whoever heard of racing in goggles?

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Let’s Not Wait Until Someone Dies

Dr. Keith Bell and Bridger Bell: “Swimming at Western Kentucky University died this week. The cause of death was hazing…”

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DII College Recruiting Rules in Plain English

Nearly every school in the country has a compliance department to help coaches stay compliant with NCAA rules. The NCAA rule book is inches thick and seems to be written by attorneys. Here are the DII Recruiting Rules in plain English.

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6 Olympic Stars Headline Charity Concert to benefit Swim to Win Foundation

The benefit concert kicks off the Swim to Win Clinic featuring internationally acclaimed Olympians including: Janet Evans, Rowdy Gaines, Jason Lezak, Aaron Peirsol, Chloe Sutton, Amanda Beard and many more.

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Shouts From The Stands: Why The NCAA Shouldn’t Pay Athletes

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Cover Letter for a Swimmer

Do you struggle to describe the qualifications that make you the most appealing candidate for a job? How do the job applications of swimmers stack up against those who have spent their summers donning Kenneth Cole suits rather than Speedo suits?

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Shouts from the Stands: A Tech Suit State of Mind

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Swim Poem: The Lane Not Taken

This poem is inspired by and based off of Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken, with a swimming twist added to it.

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3 Easy Mistakes to Avoid in the College Recruiting Process

“I am a college swimming and diving coach and serve as my programs recruiting coordinator. I talk to and e-mail recruits every day and that process ends up being a large portion of what I do when I am not on the deck.”

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10 Female Swimmer Problems

There are a lot of aspects and experiences unique to the female swimmer. I laugh about these a lot with my swimmer girls, and maybe you do too. Here are 10 Female Swimmer Problems…

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For The Love Of Swimming – A Message To My Fellow Swammers

Years after the alarm stops ringing, teeth cease chattering, and the perpetual stomach retching settles, that sweet and tingly chemical aroma catches you off guard and you hear yourself saying “I think I’m ready.”

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Spectrum Aquatics’ Glacier Platform Lift a Favorite of Leading Aquatics Designers

Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, is pleased to announce that the innovative Glacier Platform Lift has been specified in several major new pool construction projects this year.

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Olympic Swim Star Rebecca Soni Demonstrates Freestyle Kick Breaststroke Drill (VIDEO)

About 80% of the propulsion in Breaststroke comes from the legs. Knowing that more than any other stroke, breaststroke relies on the power of the kick for propulsion, Rebecca Soni has reinvented the breaststroke technique.

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Swim Job: Fitter and Faster and Arluck Promotions seeks Marketing and Communications Manager

The newly created position of Marketing and Communications Manager is now available at sister companies Fitter and Faster Swim Tour and Arluck Promotions. A nationwide search for a very creative, outgoing, experienced professional to fill this role begins immediately.

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