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Four Things That Make a Swim Team Great

Here are four things that make a swim team great. What other elements are important when choosing a team?

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Boise State Cruises Past Nevada for 24th-Straight Home Win

he Boise State swimming and diving team racked up its 24th-consecutive home victory Saturday afternoon with a 30-point win, 165-135, over the visiting Nevada Wolf Pack. Boise State’s win streak now extends into its 10th season dating back to Feb.7, 2009.

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Ben Sutton Letter To Parents: Excellence Requires Sacrifice

The following is an e-mail that comes to us courtesy of Ben Sutton of the Fort Wayne Swim Team. Sutton sent the…

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To the Conflicted College Swimmer

It is very common for the thought of “Is this sport really worth it?” to cross the minds of collegiate swimmers at some point in their career. At the end of the day, we need to take the time to think about our “why.”

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The New Breaststroke

I love watching Adam Peaty and Lilly King do breaststroke. It is the new breaststroke. You might call it a high octane breaststroke, as it is a powerful technique. This new breaststroke should be fast in both tempo and speed.

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Less Is More in Swim Parenting

Your kids will be happy, well-adjusted, self-sufficient and swim about the same or better than if you are overly involved.

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An Open Letter Commending the USOC

In delivering the message that Paralympic medalists are to be awarded at the same level as Olympic medalists, treating Paralympians as equals, the USOC has taken a crucial step to shift the perspective on the Paralympic movement in the United States. This is a win for all disabled people in America.

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18 Years Later, and Eric the Eel Is Still Making Waves

In 2017 Hungary held its biggest ever sporting event when it hosted the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships.

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Marcus Cook’s IRONMAN Journey Losing Nearly 300 Pounds

Marcus has lost almost 300 pounds. He started simply, by walking and making better eating decisions. After some progress, he turned to triathlon and then to IRONMAN events.

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Taking 5 with Cameron Bellamy

Early on the morning of Nov 13th, 2018, Cameron Bellamy completed his swim in 40 hours and 43 minutes, a full circumnavigation around the island of Barbados.

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Ask Swim Mom: What Should I Say After Races?

My 13-year-old daughter doesn’t always respond well or appreciate what I say to her after she races. Do you have any suggestions about offering praise or making comments about swims?

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Battling with Mental Illnesses as a D1 Student-Athlete

Remember, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” You can do it. Never give up.

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10 Things Parents Can and Cannot Control

At some point, we need to step back a bit and let our kids take control of their lives, while hovering a few feet away, hoping it all works out.

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Should Parents Talk About Performance?

Our job as a mentor is to teach the many life lessons from swimming for the big picture of their lives, not a better streamline or faster turns—that’s the coach’s job.

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10 Things I Learned from Swim Moms

was so fortunate to have amazing swim moms on my children’s team when I was a newbie. They took me under their wings and taught me the ropes around the pool. Here are 10 things about swimming that I learned from swim moms.

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