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Secrets of College Recruiting: Why Race Video Matters

You don’t have to win or even go a best time or have perfect strokes, starts or turns, but you do have to RACE. Coaches want to see you race.

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5 Tips for Soon to be Collegiate Swimmers

What you do this summer and the first couple months of college is crucial in setting yourself up for a good freshman year.

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How to Invite Yourself For a College Recruiting Visit

Contributor, Rick Paine, is a friend and an expert on the college recruiting process. He is also the Director of Swimming…

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Shout from the Stands: Strong is the New Beautiful

“Body image is an inescapable part of our society, but too often mainstream culture focuses on two categories: overweight and skinny.”

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5 Tips for Swim Parents on How to Encourage Your Swimmer

I was asked recently by a new swim parent on how to motivate your swimmer. The short answer is that you cannot motivate your child. Motivation comes from within.

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Amherst Gets Commit from Massachusetts’ Kasion Ifill

Amherst gets a big commit from sprint freestyler Kaison Ifill of Massachusetts.

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How To Ramp Up Strength Training

Like most things in sports, doing the same exact strength training you did last season may not help you improve. To continue to get better, you need to challenge your body to learn more complex movements.

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WATCH: Race videos from all sessions of the Bergen Swim Festival

The Bergen Swim Festival is bringing some of the world’s best aquatic athletes together, and the historic meet has switched…

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VIDEO: Motivation – Why We Swim

If you need to restart your momentum, check out this quick video from Hannah Walsh on Vimeo, which reminds us exactly what makes the sport of swimming such a unique and impactful part of a swimmer’s life.

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The Top 9 Swimming Pool Games: #3 Sharks and Minnows

Disclaimer: SwimSwam does not endorse all of these swimming pool games. Some are dangerous. Some, which are not so dangerous, will, however, enrage lifeguards and probably get you booted from your community pool.

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Swimmers Need to Bone up on Newton’s Laws of Motion

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

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10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.

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Are You a Supportive or Overly-Involved Swim Parent?

Where do we cross the line from being supportive, to being “overly involved?” Look around at a swim meet and see if you can spot “those” parents. Then, take a look in the mirror and check to see what kind of swim parent you are.

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Missy Franklin: How to Make a Swimmer Bun

Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sleep and Athletic Performance

It can be so tempting to stay up into the late hours of the night scrolling through Instagram. But in the long run, what’s more important: a girl’s Instagram post you barely know or getting the most of your training?

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