Articles by Bryana Cielo

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"Your only limit is you" ~ Napoleon Hill

6 struggles of being a flyer

#5 – 200 fly is a necessary evil

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6 Ways to Keep Warm this Swim Season

There have been countless moments in which I have wondered who decided to make swimming a winter sport. Most of these thoughts have taken place while speed-walking to my car on a cold January/February night as my hair freezes to ice.

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A Letter to my Closest Teammate

Swim Friends Definition: 2 aquatic athletes bound by the mutual experience of pain, and the mutual respect for the others perseverance through long swim practices, often in highly chlorinated pools, on nights when their other friends were out at parties.

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You Finished Swim Practice and You Are Starving

Courtesy of Swimtern Bryana Cielo, a high school swimmer with an opinion shared 15,000+ times on Facebook.

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Dear Swimming, The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

“I held onto you because no matter how much you broke me down, you’ve made me so much stronger emotionally, intellectually, and academically. And I wouldn’t trade that strength for anything.”

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7 Must-Haves for Your College Recruiting Trip

Having just returned from my first recruiting trip, I figured I’d use my experience to help out a few fellow swimmers. If you’re having trouble packing, here’s your checklist:

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9 Steps to Teaching Swim Lessons

Teaching a young child to swim can be challenging. Here are my nine steps to teaching swim lessons.

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8 Swim Coaches and Their Philosophies

8 Swim Coaches and Their Philosophies

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12 Swimmers and their Favorite Pump Up Songs

#12 – “Till I Collapse” by Eminem

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It all started with summer league swimming

“It is now the summer I turn 18. I am currently head coach of my summer league team, and it is by far the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had.”

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5 Lessons You’ve Probably Learned from Swimming

5 Lessons You’ve Probably Learned from Swimming

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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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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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