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1956 Grape-Nuts Commercial Stars Swim Coach Charles McCaffree #TBT

Coach Charles McCaffree was a pioneer in his era. During his Michigan State coaching career, his swimmers earned 322 All-America honors, claimed 34 Big Ten titles, and won 22 NCAA titles.

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Coaches, Swimmers and Parents: Protect your Eyes!

Once upon a time, before I became a swimming coach and instructor at The Race Club, I was an eye surgeon. In fact, I operated on about 50,000 eyes over 25 years, trying to help people see better.

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The Save Your Season Solution for Injured Swimmers

How do you keep your injured swimmers in training? (Featured Image: Alex Meyer, VASA Athlete)

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Why our brains do not like red-bottomed swimming pools

In the midst of Ledecky’s dominance, Phelps’ comeback, and the rest of Pan Pacs hubbub, I ask the readers of SwimSwam: Would we all love swimming so much if the bottom of the pool were red?

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USA Swimming Foundation Fantasy Camps Offer Chance to Live Like an Olympian

The inaugural 2014 Youth Fantasy Camp for ages 12-17 will be held October 9–12, followed by an adult Fantasy Camp for ages 18 and older from October 17-19. Space is limited, with registration deadlines on September 3 for youth camp and September 10 for adult camp.

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3 Tips to Make Your Swimsuit Last Longer

Is your swimwear not lasting as long as you would like? If you’re wearing your swimsuit in chlorinated water on a regular basis, there are few things to lengthen your swimsuits life.

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Building a Foundation for Success in Swimming

One of the best resources an athlete has access to is their coach. A suggestion from Michael Klueh, a Dolfin sponsored athlete and swimmer at Club Wolverine, is to have a goal meeting with your coach.

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College Teammates: Your Swimming Support System

When your college career is over, and all is said and done, your swimming stats aren’t what’s most important about the sport. Nobody will remember who DQ’d that last relay to lose the meet, or who set what records when. The relationships you gain from your teammates in college are one of a kind; learn to leverage and appreciate them, and your school and swimming will take care of itself.

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Shouts From the Stands: Has Swimming Australia Really Rebounded?

In this Shouts from the Stands, Cameron Mee inspects what’s going right in Australian swimming, and where, two years after starting an organizational overhaul, the team continues to struggle.

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Dear Coach….A Recruiting Breakup Letter

The most uncomfortable part of the college recruiting process is the “decline to sign”. For the swimmer, you have to try…

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PHOTO VAULT: XX Goodwill Swim Meet in Suriname

Check out photos from the 2014 Goodwill Swim Meet between Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia in Paramaribo, Suriname.

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Trinidad and Tobago win XX Goodwill Swim Meet

The 20th edition of the Goodwill Swim Meet, an annual competition between Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia took place at Club Oase in Paramaribo, Suriname from August 15-17, 2014.

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Nine things we noted from FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal

Holding the FINA World Championships in North America meant the meet attracted many of the best US & Canadian swimmers, but they by no means had an easy run at the medals with winners coming from allover the world.

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YMCA of Central Florida Hires Mike Brady as New Association Director of Competitive Swimming

Mike Brady has been added to the staff at the Central Florida YMCA. He comes to the program from the Northwest North Carolina YMCA, where his girls team finished 8th at this summer’s YMCA Long Course National Championship meet.

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#FantasySwimming Day 4: BobsHat Back in the Fold Thanks to World Record Bonus

#FantasySwimming was developed by a team of Twitterers who love swimming, and were looking for a more creative way to…

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