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How To Keep Timers Awake During Swim Meets

Seriously, we’ve all heard it, we’ve all fought it. The dreaded “this is our first call for timers”.

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An Ode To The Goodie Bag

With age group championship meets around the corner, I have heartwarming memories from our team’s send-off parties for our Junior Olympic and National level swimmers.

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5 Thoughts For Parents About Why Our Kids Swim

Watching my child add a ton of time in a race, which has happened more than once, I’ve wondered, “Why are we here? Why did we come to this meet?”

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Taking Five With Ashley Twichell

To be completely honest, the first thing that goes through my head most mornings when I wake up at 4:45 AM is “oh my gosh, is my alarm seriously already going off?”.

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FINA Should Treat Hosszu As More Than Just Another Swimmer

FINA announced recently that it would cap the number of events each swimmer could enter at a single World Cup stop at four.

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Split Tempo For Open Water Swimming

Pool swimming is controlled. Open water swimming is not.

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When To Begin The Research To Swim In College

Whether you have been certain you want to swim in college since you were young, or you’re still vacillating on the decision, the question always arises: when should I begin the research to swim in college?

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Video: How To Have A Kickass Start

This week we were joined by Erik Risolvato to set the record straight about starts. We are going to teach you how to have a kickass start.

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4 Thoughts For Swim Parents About Team Culture

If your child’s dream is to swim in college or make it to Olympic Trials, you’ll want to find a team who has a culture that’s competitive and hard working, as well as fun.

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Zaneta “Mariposa” Alvaranga Soars To Higher Heights

MARIPOSA is the Spanish word for Butterfly and at the just concluded 2017 Neville Alexander Memorial Swim Meet in Kingston, Jamaica, national age group standout Zaneta Alvaranga set new 11-12 age group marks in the 50 metre butterfly event.

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SwimMom Musings: It’s All About Family

Perhaps more than any other sport, swimming is truly a family affair.

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Why You Should Push Rather Than Pull The Water in Backstroke

One of the most common mistakes I see in backstroke is with the pulling motion. Most backstrokers pull with an arm that is relatively straight, as if the arm were an oar pulling through the water.

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Video: The Best Goggles In The World!

We are lucky to be in a sport where all we need is a suit and a pair of goggles to compete.

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5 Ways Open Water And Pool Meets Are Different

As I enjoyed the beauty of Castaic Lake while watching Open Water Nationals, I reflected on the differences between open water and pool meets

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Fossil Ridge’s Mark Morehouse In The Coaches Corner With Chris Ritter

Chris Ritter sits down with Fossil Ridge’s head coach, Mark Morehouse.

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