Articles by SwimSwam Contributors

Rapport

Successful rapport revolves around, fairness, confidence and social ardor, but they can only be effective if all three are working at the same time.

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Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 4)

In the final segment of the four-part series, we ponder whether the jackpot system should remain, or should the ISL remove it altogether?

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Confidence: The Only Limits We Have Are The Ones We Put On Ourselves

How to build and maintain confidence in order to become the person you never thought you could be.

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Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 3)

As we continue our analysis of the jackpots in the ISL, we find that, despite them causing massive point swings, ultimately they all blend together.

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Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 2)

Do jackpots actually make much of a difference in the outcome of ISL matches? Part 2 of a four-part series looking at the ISL scoring system.

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Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 1)

The first of a four-part series that takes a look at the current ISL scoring system and the impact made by jackpot points.

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Dysfunction In Club Leadership

Dysfunction in club leadership is a common problem, and many either choose not to address it or feel stuck and don’t know what direction to turn.

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The Swimmer’s Advantage

Amidst these difficult times, swimmers have a built-in edge given what they’ve been able to accomplish in simply training in the pool for countless hours.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

A look into a swimmer’s experience with thoracic outlet syndrome and how it can be handled.

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The Community of CUMSD: The Unparalleled Beauty of a Close Swim Team

A swimmer’s journey to rekindling his love for the sport by joining a college team as a walk-on and discovering a true brotherhood and community there.

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SFTS: It’s Christmas, Don’t Forget About the Person Who Takes Care of Your Pool

For swim coaches that rent pool time, you learn early on who is the most important person at each pool………. the maintenance person with the keys.

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Shouts From The Stands: What If Sarah Sjostrom Had Raced In The NCAA?

Sjostrom has been an absolute dynamo in the ISL swimming short course meters, begging the question: What kind of damage would she gave done in the NCAA?

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Using Neuroscience To Overcome Mental Blocks And Optimize Your Nervous System

How research suggests brainspotting can help you overcome mental hurdles and achieve optimal performance.

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A ‘Normal’ Thanksgiving Swimming Feast Before the Actual Thanksgiving Feast

After a one-year hiatus, the Walnut Creek Masters annual ‘Thanksgiving Feast’ set has made its triumphant return.

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Shouts From The Stands: Was Ledecky’s Tokyo 200 Free A Fluke?

With the 200/1500 double, Ledecky was well off her season-best time and finished outside of the podium in the women’s 200 free in Tokyo.

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