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Teaching America’s WWII Navy Fighter Pilots to Swim

When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, most Americans did not know how to swim. That fateful December morning, the future of swimming changed when the war moved from the sea to the skies.

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What We Can Learn from Sam Darnold’s Parents

Although most of us do not have children with Sam’s natural talent, we can learn a lot from how his parents let him be a kid.

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3 Ways For Swim Parents To Make The Last Year Count

“I tell my swimmers to try for best times and leave on a high note their senior year,” said Tim Hill, a coach with more than 30 years experience at the club and collegiate level.

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SwimMom Musings: Crazy Love

To become a leader in this sport and to inspire others to pursue the dream, swimming needs athletes with a “Crazy Love.”

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Shout from the Stands: Is There Something Wrong With Me?

At times, you may feel like you are the worst swimmer on your team. You think that there must be something wrong with you. You are putting in the work just like they are, but you aren’t seeing the results.

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6 Things Parents Like to Do at Meets

Some parents love meets, while others not so much. Here’s are six ways to get more enjoyment out of swim meets.

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Are You Strong Enough?

Goals are important, but we already know that strength alone is not the answer. Yes, strength plays an important role in the big picture, but what are the building blocks of the bigger picture itself, and what does it actually take to be a strong swimmer?

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FINIS Set of the Week: Longhorn Strength

This week’s set mixes in a little dry land work for an added strength element. All dryland elements can be modified to meet the specifics of your pool – the real work lies in getting out of the pool after each 25 and completing some form of body weight exercise.

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Why Swimmers (and Parents) Should Take A Break

Hopefully your kids have time off between school and the pool, but even if they don’t, the time off from swimming will make their first school days easier.

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Where Did All the Parent Volunteers Go?

There’s been a downward trend in volunteerism the past decade. Each year we have fewer and fewer parents stepping up to help youth sports, schools or other community programs.

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How I Succeed as a Lifeguard with Panic Disorder

“You can’t possibly save someone’s life if you have emotional breakdowns,” someone once told me. I see the reasoning behind their viewpoint, yet I still disagree with their statement and feel that my anxiety disorder does not hinder my abilities in any way.

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SwimMom Musings: The Real Legacy of Michael Phelps and Why it Matters

Seems like everyone wants to speculate that Michael Phelps will return to competition and again go for Olympic gold. 

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The Career, Legacy of Swim Nova Scotia’s Ginny Smith

On most days over the past 44 years, Ginny Smith filled the Yarmouth YMCA pool with swimmers, breaking ground for women in coaching and fostering national qualifiers.

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RITTER Sports Performance Sponsors South Carolina Swimming

RITTER Sports Performance is excited to announce they are now the official sponsor of South Carolina Swimming, LSC.

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Fast Butterfly Karne Ke Liye 2 Great Tips

Butterfly Ek Challenging Stroke Hai, Kisi Bhi Moderate Distance Ke Liye Isko Perform Karna And Sustain Karna Difficult Hota Hai.

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