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SwimMom Musings: What Matters Most

Swimming is one of the most demanding sports in the world. Every parent and swimmer know this all to well. It can be frustrating, exhausting and some days just plain hard on your emotions.

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6 Tips on How to Be a Happy Swim Parent

We need to be encouraging when things aren’t going so swimmingly. I truly believe if we enjoy the process, our kids will, too.


NCAA Athletic Recruiting: LemonAid Is the App for That

LemonAid – an app that connects college-bound swimmers and university recruiters – launched on Android and iOS
Ashburn, Virginia – October 5, 2015.


Funkita Swimwear Launches in the United States

Australian Commonwealth Games swimmer Koti Ngawati wears Funkita Criss Cross Two Piece in Colour Run.

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40th Annual Eastern States Swim Clinic Slated for October

Come learn from the best at the 2015 Eastern States Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic on October 10th and 11th.

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What grade is your freestyle recovery?

“In swimming, I like to describe the freestyle recovery as having three octane grades; low, medium and high.”

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Expect Delays for Sold-Out Brick

“One of the best pieces of equipment I have used since the snorkel. Love how it enables you to kick in a natural position. You feel your core immediately.”

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Former Stanford Teammates on Mission to Build the Fastest Gear on the Planet

THE REAL STORY? ROKA started on a dare between former teammates, sparked an obsession, and has grown into a rapidly-expanding performance apparel brand.


7 Reasons Why Swimmers Date Swimmers

Funky Trunks and Funkita swimmers fess up on their swimcest and the upside of dating other swimmers.
(Swimcest / ’swim-cest / verb: when a swimmer forms a romantic relationship with another swimmer, usually from the same swim team.)


6 Tips for Swim Parents When Their Swimmer Says “I Don’t Have a Life!”

Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones and you’ll never hear your child complain, “I don’t have a life!” With heavy loads of homework, demanding practices and long meets, your child may face ongoing conflicts with his or her schedule.


The Rowdy Gaines Classic: Fun, Fast and Friendly

The YMCA of Central Florida Masters team is excited to host the 7th Annual Rowdy Gaines Classic, a unique short course meters meet whose unofficial motto is “Fast, Fun and Friendly”!

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Why The Fundamental Law of Inertia Matters In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.


The Most Common Protein Mistakes Young Athletes Make

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Protein is a hot topic among young athletes. Just the other day a mom emailed…


Do Our Kids Learn Ethics in the Pool?

How do our kids get ethics from their swim team? Who do they learn ethics from?

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2015 Race Club Fall Swimisodes Are Here (Video)

In swimming, where water is 800 times denser than air so every detail counts.

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