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How Do You Know When You Have A Coach’s Best Offer?

The answer is you don’t because most coaches don’t know. You can usually count on the first offer not being their best offer, but where do you go from there?

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The World’s First Custom Fitted Swimming Goggles Are Here

New Danish technology has made way for the world’s first custom fitted goggles. This makes the goggles 100 percent waterproof and comfortable to wear. Right now and through October 31, the product is getting crowdfunded via Kickstarter.com.

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Inside Recruiting Tips – Don’t Ask For A Deadline

It is a great honor to get recruited by college coaches and even a greater honor to receive a scholarship offer. Less than 5% of the swimmers in the world who want to swim in college receive any kind of scholarship offer.

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Shoulder Injury Awareness: First Step Towards Injury Prevention

The shoulder is a complex joint that keeps your arm from its natural desire to fall out of its socket while enabling a wide range of motion in all 3 planes.

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The Best Breathing Pattern In The 100 Freestyle

The human body is equipped with two systems to produce energy for fast swimming, aerobic (requires oxygen) and anaerobic(no oxygen required).

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How To Transition From Pool To Open Water

The world of open water swimming has gained more popularity as of late with many elite pool swimmers trying to make the transition. Even some of the best distance swimmers in the world have failed at making this transition for a variety of reasons.

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The Ever Changing World Of College Recruiting

Like it or not, the college recruiting process for swimming is rapidly changing. We have recently seen the first sophomore give a verbal commitment to ASU and there are over 200 high school juniors who have given their verbal commitments.

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Barbados Spared By Hurricanes – Barbados Open Water Festival A Go

Barbados has been fortunate for many years and has not experienced a major hurricane since 1955.  One reason is geographic location. Barbados is located further south than many of the islands that have been repeatedly affected and is said to lie outside of the “hurricane belt”.

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FINIS Set Of The Week: Early Season Pace Work

This was a test set that I did over a five week period to work on endurance and pacing to get ready for the season. It was designed to work as a progression set, starting early during the practice.

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American College Connection Now Working With Diving Recruits

We have specialized in swimming for the past 17 years and it is time for us to help the divers get recruited.

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Michael Chadwick Signs Endorsement Deal With Barings Through 2020

CG Sports Management announced today a formal partnership between their client, USA National Team member Michael Chadwick, and Barings, one of the world’s leading asset management firms, headquartered in Charlotte.

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Colin’s Hope 8th Annual Open Water Swim (Video)

September 24th, Colin’s Hope and Open Water Planet (OWP) collaborated to bring the Got2Swim 10K to Lake Travis as part…

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10 Ways To Reduce Frontal Drag

Frontal drag is the number one enemy of the swimmer. Swimming is arguably the most technique sensitive sport on the planet.

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You Don’t Have To Miss Practice Because Of A Recruiting Visit

I coached at the club level for 30 years and I always struggled with my swimmers missing practices to take official recruiting visits.

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D-BAND™ Training Device Helps Build Upper Body and Core Strength

The D-BAND™ is worn around the ankles, holding the feet and legs together while swimming, to eliminate kicking.

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