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Swim Mom: 6 Tips for Swim Parents About Seeing Things Differently

If we take anything away from these uncertain days, maybe it’s not to sweat the small stuff and appreciate what we have.

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Girls Speak Up: Becoming Advocates for Safe Sport

Holton-Arms School freshman Josephina Wang has started an initiative called “Girls Speak Up” with the goal of empowering female swimmers.

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Anthony Ervin: Ink and Water

“I don’t look like Tony, sound like Tony, or even remotely sprint like Tony. But put us both in jammers, caps, and goggles and it’s a different story.”

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Don’t Forget Your Superpowers

For the competitive swimmer, this time of quarantine, closure, and cancellation could present enormous difficulty. They call for some kind of superpower.

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Hunting Down Professional Swimmers

Avery Brundage had “somehow decided that lifeguards were paid professionals and thereby ineligible for AAU, Olympic, and, by extension, NCAA competition.”

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The Dark Side of Super Success

“Shut up and just go for it,” Austrian Olympic medalist Markus Rogan would tell himself throughout his career. “All the while, I never asked myself why.”

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No Big Deal, Really!

In July of 1976, Bobbi Fiedler-Prinslow became the first female swimmer at the United States Military Academy. “What’s the big deal?” she says.

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HOPE FLOATS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH

Hope Floats Foundation announces a National Water Safety Month Social Media campaign to equip families with knowledge to help prevent childhood drownings.

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Why Does My Swim Bag Smell?

We have all left a wet towel in our swim bag overnight or for a couple of days only to open the bag to a rather pungent smell.

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8 Ways To Make Your Swim Meet More Sustainable

Swim meets, from small summer leagues to the Olympic Trials, can have a negative effect on the environment. Taking certain steps can help reduce this impact.

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Natalie Coughlin: Winemaker, Cookbook Author & 12-Time Olympic Medalist

While she hasn’t explicitly used the word “retirement” for her swimming, Coughlin has transitioned to a second career as a cookbook author and winemaker.

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Swim Mom: 11 Things I Miss About Swimming

With “shelter in place” going on for more than 30 days, I really miss swimming. Here are 11 things I miss about the sport more than I expected.

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Life After Michael: Bob Bowman’s New Chapter After Phelps’s Retirement

Read about how Bowman’s life changed as he transitioned from coaching the greatest Olympian of all-time to the Arizona State Sun Devils of the NCAA.

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Swimmer Dave Scott: 7th Human To Walk On The Moon

Scott, the seventh human to walk on the moon and one of only 12 overall, was a freestyler at Army West Point.

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Swim Mom: 7 Tips for Great Conversations With Our Kids

With many families spending more time together, we’re presented with a perfect opportunity to work on communicating effectively.

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