college swimming

It is time for a Women’s Olympic 1500 meter Freestyle

Katie Ledecky’s 15:25.48 in the 1500m free would be ranked 90th in the world for men…right now.

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How to stay motivated for college swimming in the summer

Let’s face it- it’s almost the middle summer and if you’re like me you’ve hit a low point in your…

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The “5 Tool” Recruit: Keys to a Successful College Recruiting Experience

Every recruit’s goal should be to make the best impression on the coach and prospective team as possible. The top five “tools” a recruit can have are as follows:

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Secrets of College Recruiting: Why Race Video Matters

You don’t have to win or even go a best time or have perfect strokes, starts or turns, but you do have to RACE. Coaches want to see you race.

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Over 1000 College Swimming Commits in 2015, see the list here

Between the more-than-850 commit stories we have written and press releases sent to us by colleges, SwimSwam has compiled a list of over 1000 members of the high school class of 2015. See where they come from and where we will find them next year.

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53-Second Butterflier Anna Quinn Transferring from UCLA to Duke

Anna Quinn (file photo dated: December 14th, 2013) will give the Duke Blue Devils another sub-54 second butterflier in 2015.

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Records, Stereotypes Fall in LGBTQ Movement

Proud to Play: Where the Gay and Athletic Communities Intersect by Oliver Goodman | [email protected] “Stereotypes are like records,” Jack…

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A Reality Check on Grades…Are You Affordable?

“College coaches will look at your times first to see if you can help them and then immediately look at your grades…”

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7 Questions to Consider When on a Recruiting Trip

Choosing a college swim team is one of the biggest decisions that student athletes make.

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Why Swim NAIA?

The colleges of the NAIA offer diverse opportunities for swimmers.

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Western Kentucky’s Michelle Craddock Transferring to North Carolina State

Michelle Craddock is one of the best swimmers emerging from the fallout of Western Kentucky’s 5-year program suspension.

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College Recruits Beware, Coaches Review Social Media Accounts

“Coaches and schools are investing a lot of money in a recruit’s education. You can bet that they are going to get to know everything they can about the person they want to recruit.”

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New Colorado State Athletic Director Joe Parker on the Future of NCAA Swimming

Despite current pressures on the NCAA, newly hired Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker is optimistic for the future of…

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Chlorinated: The world inside each swim team

I have realized that there is a world inside each team that takes over the lives of each swimmer.

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