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Stanford Women Announce 2014-2015 Schedule, Will Dual Seven Pac 12 Opponents

The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team will swim seven dual meets with Pac 12 competitors for the second season…

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Stanford men to attend Art Adamson Invite, will face defending champs Cal twice this season

David Nolan and the Stanford Cardinal will swim the Art Adamson Invite hosted by Texas A&M this season, and is also set to face defending NCAA champs Cal twice in the 2014-2015 season.

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Simone Manuel on being Katie Ledecky’s Roommate & how she learned Ledecky was going to Stanford

Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky will be Stanford superheroes in time. One swimmer wields lightning, the other is an endurance assassin. Women’s college swimming has great years ahead.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Relay Starts in Swimming

Racing in a group of 4 teammates is the closest swimming gets to feeling like a true team sport. In order to succeed, relay members need to not only have flawless starts, but also perfect timing with their teammate’s finish.

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70 Division 1 Men’s Programs Earn CSCAA Scholar All America Team Honors

Congratulations to Coach Tim Wise and Yale’s men’s swim team for earning the highest team GPA in NCAA Division 1…

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USA Men Fall To Serbia 13-6 In Opening Match Of Four Game Series

The USA Men’s National Team lost to Serbia 13-6 in front of a packed house at the University of the…

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Olympic Champion Rebecca Soni: The Mental Aspects of Peak Athletic Performance (Part 1 of 2)

RICH ROLL PODCAST WITH REBECCA SONI Rebecca Soni gets the Rich Roll treatment, nearly two and half hours of conversation…

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World Record Holder Katie Ledecky Makes College Decision

World Record holder, Katie Ledecky, is only a junior, graduating high school in 2015, but has verbally committed to swim in college.

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Pac-12 announces All-Academic Teams for men and women

Stanford leads the way with 8 men and 4 women on the conference All-Academic teams. See the full lists here.

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5 Big Things from 2014 W. NCAA’s #3: Playing it safe (perhaps too safe) on relay exchanges

Stanford broke an American relay record, but also missed another by .03 seconds while leaving almost a full second on the blocks through safe exchanges. Are the extra tenths worth the risk of DQ?

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Photo Vault: 2014 Women’s NCAA Championship Chaos, Drama & Celebration

Leave it to the University of Georgia Diving Coach Dan Laak to do a graceful victory celebration dive at the 2014 Women’s NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships.

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Video: DiRado Wins 200 IM, Leads Stanford to Strong First Day

Stanford’s Maya DiRado had a huge summer and earned a spot on the US World Championship team. This season in the NCAA, she’s followed suit by breaking through her “outside looking in” position with a 1:52.50 to win the women’s 200 IM: her first career NCAA title.

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Race Video: 2014 PAC 12 Championships, 100 Back, Murphy wins, 45.59

Murphy went 45.59, perhaps even more impressive considering he swam the 100 fly just a few events earlier. Nolan took second with a 45.66.

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The Winning Team’s Mindset

When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)

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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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