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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Stefano Morini Wins Inaugural Italian Coach of the Year Award

Italy’s Stefano Morini was named the Italian Swim Coach of the Year at the country’s national conference last weekend.

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Belgium to Send 8 Swimmers to Short Course Worlds

Coming off of a National Record at the Belgian Championships three weeks ago, Fanny Lecluyse has been named to the country’s Short Course World Championships squad.

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Vyatchanin Injures Foot; U.S. Winter Nats Questionable

Arkady Vyatchanin suffered an injury while training from kicking the bottom of the pool, causing him to miss at least the Minneapolis Grand Prix.

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Paltrinieri Leads 31 Italians in Quest for SC Worlds Gold

Distance swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri will look to upgrade his 2012 silver in the 1500 free to a gold in Doha.

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Yannick Agnel to drop Short Course World Championships

French star Yannick Agnel is the latest big-name swimmer to pull out of the Short Course World Championships, set to take place next week in Doha, Qatar.

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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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Germany to Send 24 Swimmers to 2014 World Short Course Championships.

Germany has announced a roster of 24 swimmers, according to the German swimming site SwimSportNews. This list excludes two swimmers…

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Santamans Breaks One, Manaudou Tallies 3rd Record on Last Day of French SC Nationals

Florent Manaudou broke three national records during the French National Short Course Championships in Montpellier over the weekend.

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Ottesen Ends Danish Champs with Season’s Best 100 Butterfly

Jeanette Ottesen closed out the Danish Short Course Championships by posting a 56.34 to win the women’s 100 butterfly…

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Sjostrom Tops the Charts Once Again

Sarah Sjostrom posted a 51.32 in the 100 freestyle to take over the top spot in the world rankings…

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Sjostrom and Coleman Destroy Swedish Records in Stockholm

Both Sarah Sjostrom and Michelle Coleman set new Swedish national records on the fourth night of the Swedish Short Course Championships…

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Heemskerk Posts a 51.62 For World’s Top 100 freestyle

Femke Heemskerk put up the world’s fastest in the 100 freestyle at the Danish Short Course Championships…

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Deibler Brothers Shine on Final Day of German Championships

Markus and Steffen Deibler combined for three individual golds on the final day of the German Short Course Championships in Wuppertal…

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French Nationals Day Two Finals: Florent Manaudou Downs 50m Backstroke National Record

After finishing first in the 50 freestyle last night Florent Manaudou charged to another win, taking gold in the 50 backstroke over French backstroke star Camille Lacourt. Manaudou touched first in 22.98 ahead of Lacourt who grabbed the silver in 23.19. That time for Manaudou is a new French national record, breaking the previous mark set by Jeremy Stravius in 2013.

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Ottesen, Heemskerk and Kromowidjojo All Perform Well in Copenhagen

Jeanette Ottesen, Femke Heemskerk and Ranomi Kromowidjojo all recorded times that rank in the world’s top five…

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Sjostrom Posts World’s Top Time in the 50 Freestyle

Sarah Sjostrom won the women’s 50 freestyle at the Swedish Short Course Championships in a time of 23.55…

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