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Should Men Be Allowed in Synchro at FINA Worlds?

FINA does not allow men to compete in synchronized swimming. Why not? I don’t really know, and I’d appreciate anyone willing to explain it in the comments section.

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5 Ways to Prepare for Preseason Swim Training

How you prepare yourself leading up to preseason makes a huge impact on the way you handle the next couple of weeks. Let’s discuss a few tips so you can hit the ground running with training and truly maximize your preseason potential.

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Swim Training: The Importance Of Technique and Timing in Backstroke

Backstroke requires an intricate coordination between head position, chest rotation and hip alignment all of which are tied closely to one thing: timing.

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Ian Thorpe Exclusive SwimSwam Video Interview

9-time Olympic medalist and Australian Swim Star Ian Thorpe shares his thoughts on watching the races at the 2014 European Championships.

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How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.

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Getting Back in the Water After a Long Layoff? Start Here.

Getting back into the water after a long break can be daunting. Here are 5 tips for making the transition from couch potato to high flyin’ swimmer a little easier.

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How to Be a More Coachable Swimmer

Elite swimmers have the shared trait of being highly coachable. Here are 5 tips for being a more coachable swimmer so that you can make the most of your time in the water.

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3 Ways to Maintain your Strength In Swimming

Staying in better shape by maintaining your strength from one season to the next will help you manage preseason training better and set you up for a great training cycle. Let’s discuss three ways you can maintain your strength over the course of your break.

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Swim Training: Pair Your Distance with Resistance

This week, try pairing a Swim Parachute with a distance set to cut down on the yardage without sacrificing the endurance component.

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4 Unusual Ways to improve your start in swimming

Swimmers usually do not practice their starts much as they get older. Regular practice takes priority, and requires a lot more time and focus. Here are 4 unusual tips to improving your start…

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VIDEO: USMS Nationals challenges 2014 U.S. Pan Pacs team to ‘swim cap challenge’

In what appears to be a twist on the popular ‘ice bucket challenge’ video trend, the whole of US Masters Swimming Nationals have challenged the 2014 U.S. Pan Pacs team to a ‘swim cap challenge.’

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10 Swim Coach Stereotypes – Where Does Your Coach Fit In?

Swim coaches coach because they love the sport and their athletes. And we love ‘em right back. Here are 10 swim coach stereotypes that we see on our local pool decks.

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5 Reasons You Want to Attend the USA Swimming Foundation’s 2014 Fantasy Camps

#4 – 4. Six Olympians With Fourteen Olympic Medals

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Nine things we noted from FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal

Holding the FINA World Championships in North America meant the meet attracted many of the best US & Canadian swimmers, but they by no means had an easy run at the medals with winners coming from allover the world.

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12 Swimming 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 12 Swim Jobs you might love…

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