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10 Things Swimmers Say to Each Other They Can’t Say to Their “Normal” Friends

Swimmers have a language unto themselves. The way we talk to each other is different from the way we talk to our non-swimmer friends. Here are ten examples…

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Burning Skin or Itching at Swim Meets

“Unfortunately for the swimmers, chlorine side-effects are the worst at swim meets. Because of increased chlorine, swimmers are exposed to higher levels of chlorine during meets.”

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10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate

We’ve all been there — 12 swimmers, 1 lane. Here are 10 ways to be an awesome lane-mate when lane space is at a premium.

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Swim Training: Rethink Rotation in Backstroke and Freestyle

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club…

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4 Reasons why the 100 IM should be offered at swim meets

The 100 IM is a race many swimmers would love to have!

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The Top 7 Most Awesome Bubble Rings Videos

Swimmers blowing bubble rings should be an Olympic event!

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Why The Fundamental Law of Drag Matters in Swimming

Gary Hall Sr: “I consider frontal drag the number one enemy of the swimmer. In the medium of our sport, water, which is about 800 times denser than air, drag forces impact the speed of a swimmer at significantly lower speeds than in air.”

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Swim Training: Got the long course blues, then shorten your 50 meter lane

Long course season and warmer weather means fewer lanes and more swimmers in the water. When pressed for space, coaches and swimmers all-too-often sacrifice speed and turn development in workouts.

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7 Ways to Develop a Killer Pre-Race Routine to Swim Out of Your Mind

Ready to build a delightfully awesome pre-race routine to help you swim at your maximum at your next big meet? Start here.

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Swimming Australia hits last Grand Prix before Glasgow

Swimming Australia’s Jacco Verhaeren: “This year we chose to have very different formats of racing to create some excitement and fun for the swimmers while also providing them with quality racing and skills specific training.”

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7 Steps for Powerful Self-Confidence for Swimmers

Light your swimming ablaze with these 7 tips for developing powerful self-confidence for swimmers.

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Two Secrets of College Recruiting: Shoe Size and Kicking Ability

College swim coaches are all strapped for time. Only a handful of programs have big staffs with recruiting coordinators. The rest of the coaches have to do everything themselves, maybe with help from a grad assistant.

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6 Reasons You Will Learn to Love Your Early AM Practices

Early AM swim practices, while nearly universally loathed, are also a proving ground that separates the elite from the rest. Here are 6 reasons to learn to love early AM practices.

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Swim Job: Parkway Swim Club Seeks Head Coach

Parkway Swim Club is a consistent top performer at the Ozark LSC and Region VIII level as well as a perennial USA Swimming Club Excellence medal winner.

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Improve Swimmer Hip Rotation, Symmetry and Rhythm with the Tech Toc

As most swimmers and coaches know, improving stroke efficiency often requires precise technique correction that calls for private instruction, underwater filming, but most of all, TIME.

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