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“If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do.”

10 Tools for Swimmers to Manage Self-Doubt

Disguised as reason, self-doubt lurks in our minds, whispering to us that our efforts are in vain, that the hard work will be for naught. Here are 10 different ways to beat back the voices of self-doubt the next time you walk out on deck:

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The 8 Most Interesting Long Course U.S. Open Records

Below, we’ve looked at some of the most surprising US Open records in the books, and what they mean historically to the sport of swimming.

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Team Arena Combines for 13 Medals at Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte

Tom Shields topped Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps to win the 100-meter butterfly.Shields posted a time of 52.12 seconds to earn the victory in the 16th-fastest time in the world this year.

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9 things we learned from the 2015 Charlotte Pro Swim Series meet

The fifth stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series wrapped up in Charlotte last weekend. As the dust settles on one of the fastest and deepest Pro Swim Series meets yet, here are 9 big things we learned:

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Time Lapse: 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte

SwimSwam photographer Mike Lewis produced this time lapse video from the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte.

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Phelps on Day 4: Right now I’m in the sidelines (Video Interview)

After voicing some frustration of being stuck in outside lanes for most of the meet, Michael Phelps got his inside lane in the B-Final

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Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte – Images from deck

We’re in the final day of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Charlotte, North Carolina and there’s still…

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Charlotte: Day 3 Finals Race Videos

Watch all of the A finals from day 3 of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Charlotte: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Follow along for live updates from day 4 prelims of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Charlotte.

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Charlotte: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Follow along for live updates from Day 3 finals of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte.

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More cool photos from Charlotte Pro Swim Series

Day 3 is a wrap and the fun and fast swimming continue.  There’s a definite buzz in the air as…

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

With the comeback in full force, Michael Phelps swam his first 200m fly since the 2012 London Olympics. He wasn’t afraid to attack the race early on, leading the way to the 100 meter wall in 57.09. At the 150, Phelps was still in front, but that last 50 seemed to prove to be trouble.

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Pro Swim Series Charlotte Photo Vault Prelims Day 3

A fun weekend of fast swimming and good times is underway in Charlotte at the penultimate stop of the 2015…

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Michael Phelps Declares False Start in 100 Backstroke After Tough 200 Fly

American swimming superstar Michael Phelps has bowed out of the potential double on Saturday morning at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim…

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series – Charlotte: Day 2 (Friday) Finals Race Videos

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu took the first (Olympic) event win, and first $1,000 prize, of the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte in the 200 free.

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