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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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Why Do They Swim? (Part I)

By Robert Sullivan, firstpart of a five-part series It’s a valid question: Why do they swim, why do they continue…

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Virginia Region 6A North Championships – Photo Vault

The James Madison High School girls (above) and the Patriot High School boys posted the best times at the Northern Virginia Region 6A Championships.

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I Will Never Swim Without These Again

Swimming needs more entertainment. We’re here to provide just that.

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Travel Team Meets And Expectations

So you are going to a travel meet for the first time! Away from your parents! How exciting!

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The Power Of Protein In Your Diet

Did you know that we can survive and thrive without carbohydrate, but not protein or fat? While I don’t recommend this, especially for athletes, it can be done.

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How To Underwater Kick Like Michael Phelps – Video

Swimming needs more entertainment. We’re here to provide just that.

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Shouts From The Stands: Building The Banks Of The River

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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4 Things Coaches Love To See From Their Swimmers

To many, it appears pretty straight forward what a swim coaches job is, what they like about it, and what they aren’t crazy about.

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6 Positive Things To Help Your Kids Prepare For Meets

This past weekend, I was at my second swim meet where I was the swimmer. I made the plunge once before—a year ago.

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How To Build A Champion Powered Travel & Food Plan

I’m sitting on a 3.5-hour airplane ride and the thought occurred to me that most people really struggle with their food plan when traveling.

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Make A Splash For Diabetes UK By Swimming The English Channel

Love swimming? If the answer’s yes, then you’re just who Diabetes UK is looking for join our Swim22 Challenge and raise money for research and support for people with the condition.

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Social Media: Can You Manage It?

When you are being recruited, the first thing coaches peruse is your social media habits and your comments. This is your opportunity to shine and sell your potential, but a lot of swimmers are not thinking when they rapidly type in the first thing that comes to mind.

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5 Tips For Swim Parents Before The Big Meet

In few weeks, it will be that time of year when you’ll find yourself sitting in the stands at the season’s biggest meet. Your swimmer has been working for months and you’ve been doing your part to get them to and from practice on a daily basis—all in preparation for their target meet.

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Why Manners In The First Degree Matter for College Recruits

The old saying, “first impressions” could not be more true when you have your first contact with your potential college swim coach.

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