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March Forth and Never Give Up!

5-time Olympic medalist, Josh Davis, interviews Olympic gold medalist Peter Vanderkaay. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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4 Tips for Parents to Keep Your Swimmer in the Game

“Why is the focus on the top swimmers? Why don’t younger kids get more attention?”

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5 Misconceptions of Gold Medal Clubs and the Truth

Swimming for a gold medal club is tough. Here are five misconceptions about gold medal clubs that always win the state meet.

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5 things that get worse quickly when you stop swimming then try to train again

Ryan Lochte doesn’t get “out of shape” like most of us when we stop swimming, but his expression in this photo is essentially the way it feels when you stop swimming, then try working out again.

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10 Lessons Learned During My First Collegiate Season

# 3 – You have to be willing to try new things in order to see new results.

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When you are a swim coach and your child swims do you buy the expensive kneeskin suit for your kid?

A Division I head swimming coach struggles over whether or not to buy the expensive kneeskin suits for his kids, only 7 and 10 years old. What would you do?

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THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 6: USRPT. Duh…

In part 6, the Viking forays into training styles and tackles the ever-popular and ever-contentious Ultra-Short Race Pace Training, or USRPT.

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On the Outside Looking In: Race in Swimming

This opinion piece is courtesy of Franco Pacheco. There is a moment when an athlete or coach walks onto a…

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Yik Yak Reveals the Ugly Side of Swimming – Shout From the Stands

In what has been an amazing conference championship’s season, an elephant has been sneaking onto the deck.

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5 Ways to Prepare for your First College Swimming Championships

#4 – Expect the unexpected as you prepare for your first college swimming championships.

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6 Reasons to Push Through Championship Swimming Season

If you’ve been feeling burnt out lately, it’s ok. It’s been a long season, and even though we’re on the home stretch, it can be hard to motivate yourself.

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2015 Alabama Rising Tide Swim Camps, Register Now

“Denny (Coach Pursley) taught me the relationship between work and reward.” Glenn Mills, co-founder of GoSwim.tv and U.S. Olympian.

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6 Things to Do Before Swimming Your First College Championship Mile

Since the mile isn’t a part of the regular meet schedule but happens to be swum at most championships meets, the coming of the mile is something of an event.

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9 unique swimming terms

“Top or bottom?” It’s so vague, it could mean a lot of different things, but this is a unique phrase used by swimmers in practice everyday. This phrase is used to indicate when to leave for a particular interval.

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