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Davidson’s Lankiewicz Breaks Atlantic 10 Women’s 500 Free Record

There were some exciting races during finals of the Atlantic 10 Champs tonight, including a new A10 Conference Record. Women’s…

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George Mason’s Fisher Breaks 50 Free Record At A-10 Championship

The first full day of individual events was packed with excitement and some quick swims, resulting in a new Conference…

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Shouts From The Stands: Holding Separate Competitions For TUE Athletes

Talk of separate races for TUE (therapeutic use exemption) athletes is not new.


UMass Women, St. Bonaventure/St. Louis Men Lead Atlantic 10 After Day One

The first night of the Atlantic 10 Championships started with a lot of excitement and some upsets in the relays.

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Conquering Breaststroke with a Spanish Olympian

Do you want to swim breastroke more efficiently? The Breastroke Lane Line drill is just what you need. Successful breastrokers do it. Why shouldnt you?


4 Tips To Let Our Children Struggle And Grow

As swim parents, most of us are extremely involved in our children’s lives. Our kids have tough schedules with practices before and after school, plus weekends spent at meets. They balance their busy swim schedules with academics and trying to have a “normal” lif

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Why Do They Swim? (Part II)

By Robert Sullivan, in the second part of a five-piece series They swim to reach goals. We all set goals…

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Pen Pineapple Paddle Head Drill – Video

One of the more important aspects of improving our swimming technique is minimizing drag in our stroke. You can gain precious time in your race by simply avoiding the extra drag that results in bad body position.


Prediction Time – What Will It Take To Make The DI Championships?

Now that conference season is upon us, one of the questions that preys upon everyone’s mind is what will it take to get in?


SwimMom Musings: College Swim – Yes, It’s Worth It

Last week was another milestone in my daughter’s long swim career when her school held a signing ceremony for athletes headed to college for their sports.


Virtual Reality Experience – College Swim Meet

Witness the sights and sounds of an electric collegiate environment as the University of Florida Gators face the University of Tennessee Volunteers. All 360° of it. The prototype for virtual reality in swimming coverage.


State Runner-Up Serves As Face For Shriners Childrens Hospitals

For Katie Lyons, state runner-up in the 200 Breast at the 2016 SC Long Course Championship Meet, member of Hilton Head Aquatics Swim Club and USA Swimming, a love for the sport began at 7 months old when her toes touched the pool’s water for the first time.

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Swim Technique – Keep Your Elbows Pointing Forward

For every event, other than the 50-meter sprint, the pulling motion of elite freestylers is strikingly similar. We often refer to that correct motion as the high elbow pull. Some call it early vertical forearm.


5 Ways Swimming Has Changed For Our Kids

Parents who are former swimmers have an advantage over us, non-swimming parents. They understand first hand about the hard work and effort that goes into swimming on a daily basis.


Learning From 2016, As Told By A College Athlete

2016 was one of the most challenging and difficult years of my life, but it was also the year that taught me the most lessons.


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