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Swim Gear: Pace Pal clocks are perfect for swimmers to use on “test sets”

The right gear makes a huge difference in practice. What if you could carry your own portable pace clock to practice, your own personal pace clock that is also large enough to be seen from the deck or underwater in your lane?

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7 Ways to Cope With Retirement From Competitive Swimming

How to transition to the afterlife of your competitive swimming career. #6 Don’t compare your old swimmer self to your new swammer self.

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Beautiful Barbados Offers Swimmers Open Water and Masters Swimming Competitions

Continue reading if you would like to swim in calm crystal waters above a white sand bottom in a magnificent, historic location designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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From a Swimmer’s Perspective: Air Quality

Contributor Lauren Perdue is a 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the most decorated swimmers in ACC History.

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10 Signs You’re a Retired Swimmer

#10 When someone asks you if you miss competitive swimming, it’s never a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.

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Ryan Lochte Reveals to Reporters in NYC that he Re-tore his MCL

Ryan Lochte reveal the true issue troubling his knee while in NYC.

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Ever Found Yourself Thinking…

We all want our chance, our shot. We know, deep-down inside, we are better than how fast we are swimming.

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Swim Star David Plummer Participates in Water Safety Expo

U.S. National Team swimmer David Plummer (Oklahoma City, Okla.) will be doing a water safety expo on Thursday for Family Swim School at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club. The event will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. CT in Lakeville, Minnesota.

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A Way To Build Long Course Endurance In Swimming

Courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam Partner. Featured Image: Anthony Ervin, Olympic Gold Medalist For some, the return of long course…

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Lindenwood Swimming & Diving Banquet Slideshow 2013-2014

The Lindenwood swimming and diving programs held their annual banquet last Saturday evening and handed out its team awards for the 2013-14 season.

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10 Telltale Signs You Have a Swimmer’s Body

Has a stranger ever approached you and said, “Let me guess…you’re a swimmer?” Swimmers might be surprised each time this happens, but we really shouldn’t be. There are so many telltale giveaways we spend most of our time in a swimming pool. (Featured Swimmer Body: Matt Grevers)

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Philippines Street Performer Goes for a Swim

H/T to our good buddy Lyle Campbell for sharing this video with us. Above is a video of a swimmer…

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Short Blade Fins Are Excellent For Training With Intensity

FINIS Athletes Anthony Ervin and Jason Dunford having fun in the FINIS Vapor tech suit before the lights pop.

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One Of The Best Chest Exercises For Swimmers: 1-Arm Chest Press

From a kinesiology overview, the pectoralis major (chest) does not contribute significantly for forward propulsion. Therefore, prescribing a bunch of exercises that strengthens the chest would not be the most ideal way of going about things. Don’t get me wrong, we need to work these muscles as well, otherwise the imbalances in the posterior and anterior torso can lead to injuries.

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Foil Monofin: The Benefits Of Using a Single Blade Fin

Using the Foil Monofin is a great way to practice underwater dolphin kicks and also to get into great shape. The Monofin was the first product made by FINIS just over two decades ago and has evolved into a critical training tool for some of the best swimmers in the world.

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