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10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.

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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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10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.

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5 Things That Happen When You’re the Only Swimmer in Your Family

Being the only swimmer child from non-swimming parents is a rarity, and it’s a different angle to the athletic life. Here are 5 things that happen when you’re the only swimmer in your family…

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A Reality Check on Grades…Are You Affordable?

“College coaches will look at your times first to see if you can help them and then immediately look at your grades…”

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7 Ways to Swim Fearlessly in 2015 and 2016

Is fear holding you back from achieving your potential in the pool? Here are 7 tips to swim fearlessly in 2015.

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Conquering Anxiety In Swimming

“I promise you, the fear you feel won’t get you anywhere. I know it’s real. I know it’s eating you up inside and dominating your thoughts. I know conquering it is much easier said than done…”

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10 Steps to Make a Massive Swim Cap

If, for any reason, you have not made a massive swim cap, it is time to get started. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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The 4 Most Common Extracurricular Activities of the Competitive Swimmer

#2 Napping. Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian must know what we’re talking about. Sprinters are fast, but big, strong sprinters love to nap.

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15 Ways Swimmers Do It Much Better

Here are 15 reminders why our sport kicks a metric ton of butt.

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8 Michael Phelps Quotes to Get You Fired Up

Here are 8 inspirational quotes from the G.O.A.T. to get you motivated to swim your best the next time you hit the pool.

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Why I Chose Swimming

“Some kids have a winding, twisting, arm-breaking road to swimming. Jesse’s journey was exactly that, and more!”

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3 Exercises for Powerful Long Axis Strokes

Add the following exercises to your repertoire to individualize your strength program for the events that you swim. Begin by incorporating at least one or two of these stroke-specific exercises into each strength training session.

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