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Why our brains do not like red-bottomed swimming pools

In the midst of Ledecky’s dominance, Phelps’ comeback, and the rest of Pan Pacs hubbub, I ask the readers of SwimSwam: Would we all love swimming so much if the bottom of the pool were red?

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Waikiki Roughwater Swim Photo Vault

It’s one of the world’s most iconic open water swimming races for many reasons – the water temperature is ideal…

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What To Do When You Are Ready to Achieve Your Swimming Goals

With a fresh season comes a new opportunity to excel at the sport we all love. Here are some strategies for developing goals that will keep the fire burning long into the season.

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4 Reasons Why USRPT May Work for Your Swimming Career – Video Feature

Michael Andrew is a USRPT Athlete. He owns 75 National Age Group Records.

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5 Ways to Accelerate your Recovery in Swimming

It’s preseason. Training is at the top of your priority, and your recovery is essential to getting through the next few weeks of high intensity workouts. For the 19-20 hours in the day that you spend off the pool deck, you have complete control over your recovery and how well you treat your body.

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Pan Pacific Championship 10K Photo Vault

Yesterday on the pool deck and today in the water, swim photographer Mike Lewis keeps capturing all the action over…

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15 Swim Jobs You Might Love

If you are jobless or don’t like the career you’re in, you might want to work in the swimming community and be a part of our big swimming family! Here are 15 Swim Jobs you might love…

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Hungarian Money Machines: Hosszu and Gyurta add five-figure bonuses on day 1 of Dubai World Cup

Daniel Gyurta jumped into the World Record game, earning a $10,000 bonus alongside his countrywoman Katinka Hosszu. The two now lead all money-earners on the World Cup circuit this year.

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The 7 Wonders of the Swimming Pool World

While some of these locations may not be the newest, the largest or the prettiest, they all have something in common: culture. Be it surviving a World War, or complementing a beach town, these locations have greatly influenced the shape of swimming as we see it now.

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Swim Speed Secrets For Swimmers and Triathletes

SWIM SPEED STROKES breakS down the pull, kick, core movement, and timing of elite swimmers PVK, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol, Rowdy Gaines, Ashley Whitney, Vlad Morozov, Ariana Kukors, Andrew Gemmell, Laura Sogar, Nicolas Fink, Elizabeth Beisel, Doug Reynolds & Melanie Margalis.

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Friendship, Fun and Fast Swimming – Junior Pan Pacs Final Pool Night Photo Vault

It was a great week of swimming in Hawaii as the pool competition ends.  For the up and coming Juniors…

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Junior Pan Pacs Final Day – Prelims Photo Vault

Swim photographer Mike Lewis just hit the ground in Hawaii and has pulled in these images from this morning’s prelim session from…

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4 Tips for Being a More Consistent Swimmer in Practice

Consistency is one of the hallmarks of championship swimmers. Here are 4 tips for becoming a more consistent swimmer in training.

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1936 U.S. Olympian Mary Lou (Petty) Skok passes away at 98

Mary Lou Skok, known as Mary Lou Petty during her Olympic swimming career in the 1930s, has passed away at the age of 98 in Arizona.

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