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5 Things Swimmers Can Be Thankful For

I think we all know that there is a lot more to swimming than the day-in-day-out of practices with the occasional best time. Here are five things swimmers in particular can be thankful for:

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer

This article is the first in a series of three on shallow water blackout that we will publish to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring.

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10 Things Non-Swimmers Say to Swimmers

It’s hard being a swimmer sometimes, especially since, as all swimmers know, no one outside the sport understands swimming.

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23 World Class Swimming Stats You Need To Know

#10 – “43” – the number of meters Phelps was underwater streamline kicking in his World Record 200 IM.

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Joe Bernal: Coach, mentor and innovator

Forty-five years ago, Coach Bernal founded Bernal’s Gator Swim Club with the goal of developing and training young athletes for both athletic competition and for academic life.

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CopyMe: More of YOUR swimming content just added

Since CopyMe debuted last week, users started creating their own content using this feature in the app. Just yesterday, we reloaded the library with this content for you to browse and try. Now, take your turn to “drop off your moves” at the CopyMe library.

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One Tip for Swim Parents – Enjoy the Process

Being a swim parent has its highs and lows. Here’s some advice on balancing out the experience and learning to love the process.

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British World Juniors Open Water Qualifier Archie Mitchell Commits to Cal Poly

City of Sheffield distance swimmer Archie Mitchell has verbally committed to Cal Poly. Archie represented Great Britain at both the…

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Speedo’s Nemesis Fin Wins Men’s Journal 2014 Gear Of The Year Award

This is the latest accolade for the cutting-edge new fitness and swim training fin inspired by the pectoral fin of the Humpback Whale.

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6 categories of character traits help you define your Mission Statement

According to Steven Covey, developing a Personal Mission Statement is an excellent way to define your values, and your philosophy for living.

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Olympic Swimmers to Surprise 100 Kids at REDACTED Sunday

Tom Luchsinger is one of five arena athletes who will make a visit to a swim club in New York this Sunday

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10 Awkward Moments Swimmers Experience

Swimmers treat their team like a family, albeit a dysfunctional family. As with any close-knit group of well-meaning people, awkward moments will ensue.

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College Recruiting, It’s a Business

Like it or not, college recruiting is a business. One of the primary jobs of a college coach is to sign the best swimmers for the least amount of money. Yes they are looking for strong students and good people, but they also need to put together the fastest team within their scholarship limitations.

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The 4 Best Swim Fads that Left Too Soon – #TBT

There have always been new fads that seemed like they’d be the next big thing in the sport of swimming only to be forgotten as quickly as they appeared. These are ideas and products that swam their way into our hearts one season, only to fade away into obscurity in the next.

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