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College Recruiting: There is Nothing Magic About July 1

Don’t panic if you have not received a ton of calls on July 1. This is only the first day that D-I coaches are “allowed” to start making calls.

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Trojan Swimmers Pinzon and Dvariskyte Make A Very Funky Couple

“We met a year ago and it was love at first sight. Rami was quite upfront about it, she was actually the one that asked me out. We went for sushi after a swim,” Omar recalls.

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What is The Art of Swim Parenting?

Being a swim parent is not easy. If it were, we would likely have 2 million registered USA Swimming members, rather than 400,000.

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Shout from the Stands: Michael Phelps Numerology, Life Path Number 5 Equals Olympic Success

“Olympic year 2016 would be Phelps’s Nine year. 9 means completion.”

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Lessons from a 93 Year Old Swimmer: How To Live a Long, Healthy Life

What’s the formula for a long, healthy life? Four things: genetics, nutrition, exercise, being physically, mentally, and emotionally involved on a daily basis.

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11 Tips for Swim Parents About Really, Really Bad Swims

When your swimmer has a really bad swim—I mean an awful one—what do you do? How do you feel?

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5 Lessons You’ve Probably Learned from Swimming

5 Lessons You’ve Probably Learned from Swimming

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Swim Mom Musings: The Why of Summer Swim

“This is where a love of this sport is often fostered.”

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Bondi Beach in Brighton: England’s Successful Sea Swimming Centre

With many pools in the UK facing closure since the 2012 Olympic Games, the Brighton sea swimming center represents a glimmer of hope amidst an uncertain swimming future.

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Do Not Pee or Poop in Pools Warns Center for Disease Control

CDC report strongly recommended not to “pee or poop in the water” in order to prevent dangerous chemicals from forming when that pee or poop chemically reacts with the chlorine.

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The Freestyle Flip Turn: What you need to know

Over the next several weeks, I will break down the flip turn into four components: the approach, the flip, the underwater and the breakout. Each of these components is important and I commonly see mistakes made in all four of them, often by the same swimmer.

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Stand Up Swimmers, Sitting is Death

You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking”. Or if you follow MobilityWOD founder and New York Times best selling author Dr. Kelly Starrett says “sitting is death”.

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How Swimming Nearly Killed Me And Changed My Life

Courtesy of “swammer” Jeremy Kane, who is currently running for Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. You can find out more about him and his campaign at KaneForMayor.com

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Swimfluence’s June Box Is Here!

This week, Swimfluence delivered its first round of boxes. Each month subscribers to the service will receive a package on their doorstep containing 6 to 8 products designed to positively influence the lifestyle of a competitive swimmer.

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16 History-Altering Moments in Olympic Swimming You Need to Know

In honor of Olympic day, we’ve compiled 16 of the great moments that have shaped Olympic swimming history:

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