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Michael Phelps among flag-bearers at Special Olympics opening ceremonies

Michael Phelps was among a star-studded group of flag-bearers at opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles Saturday.

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Age Defying Torres Faces Legal Battle

Dara Torres is a legend in the pool, and that has made her very marketable to brands looking to capitalize on her resume.

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How to Nail the Taper

Reach your body’s peak performance level by diminishing training volume—enabling your body to recover from the physiological stress of months of heavy training. Literature suggests the taper period should involve a reduction to 40-60% of one’s training volume to maximize performance gains.

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Bucknell University Swim Team Summer Training Video

This video is a look into the lives of Bucknell swimmers who stayed on campus for the summer to study and train.

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Why Do We Get Less Optimistic The Closer the Big Race Gets?

It’s a familiar situation; with weeks or days remaining until the big meet a swimmer will develop a seemingly random crisis in confidence. Here is why this happens.

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The Long Road Back – a Swim Mom’s Journey of Hope

So here is a shoutout to our kids for their unwavering commitment to what happens between the lane lines.

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Hosting Commonwealth Games did not provide long-term economic boost to Scotland, study says

Although the 2014 Commonwealth Games brought €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion) in national gross value to its Scottish hosts, that amount is about equal to what the cost of the games could have achieved through other projects, a Scottish government legacy report says.

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How To Keep Timers Awake During Swim Meets

Seriously, we’ve all heard it, we’ve all fought it. The dreaded “this is our first call for timers”.

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FINA among lowest-scoring sports federations in Play The Game’s good governance study

An ongoing study of sporting federations finds that FINA ranks near the bottom of all sports federations in terms of good governance principles.

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Following the Feet: Part 9 – Last Day

Following the Feet is an 8-week summer series on SwimSwam. Written by Stina Oakes, the series follows the eight weeks of summer…

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Shouts From The Stands: Timing Of Rio 2016 Finals Give Americans Unfair Advantage

Impairing the performances of American opponents and the integrity of sports and competition is not for sale at any price. We won’t stand for it. We won’t permit it.

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6 Tips for Swim Parents About Board Members

1. Board members are swim parents, too. They want the best for their swimmers and the team. They’d like some time to enjoy a swim meet and to watch their swimmers race.

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5 Keys to Finding the Motivation to Train

For many former competitive swimmers, finding the motivation to return to consistent training after a long and intense career can be challenging.

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Watch Michael Phelps and Hailey Cannaday On ESPN’s “My Wish” (Video)

Michael Phelps, was featured on ESPN’s “My Wish” series tonight with 16 year old swimmer Hailey Cannaday for ESPN’s Partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Monday Fun Day: Guess Your Favorite Swimmer’s Furry Friend

Cody, owned by Rebecca Soni, is one popular fella on Instagram. Who else owns a loyal side-kick to welcome them home from the pool?

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