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Shouts from the Stands: Student of Swimming or Student who swims?

As we approach a tough phase in our yearly training cycle it is time for athletes to ask themselves the question. Am I a student of swimming or a student who swims?

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The Swim Marathon Makes Me Cry

A young Flying Fish swimmer after completing her marathon at the YWCA in Evanston, IL.

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Van den Hoogenband: A disturbing look at pollution in the waters of the Rio Olympics site

Three-time Olympic champ Pieter van den Hoogenband posted a picture of a man standing on a board in the middle of a heavily-polluted Brazilian waterway where Olympic events will be held in a little more than a year.


9 Things You Know to Be True If You Started Swimming Later than Everyone Else

#4 – You realize your talent won’t get you to your goal, and you start working your butt off.


Swim Ireland Launches “2015 Swim For a Mile Challenge” to Increase Aquatic Participation

The initiative will include free training plans and coaching sessions geared at getting the population more involved in swimming.

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5 Things Every Tall Swimmer Hears

6-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, aka The Gentle Giant, is 6 feet 9 inches tall.


Arena Launches the Powerskin Carbon-Air, Utilizing Ultra Lightweight Fabric Focused on Maximizing Comfort

Powerskin Carbon-Air and Carbon-Flex World Championship Edition: welcoming two formidable new suits to arena’s legendary Carbon Series family.


Shouts from the Stands: The difference between Sex and Gender

Gillian Ryan: The distinction between someone’s sex and their gender is something we should all consider when interacting with others.


Making a Living through Swimming

Do you love coaching? Do you wish you could use your expertise to make a substantial living? Are you ready to take the next step for your professional career?


What does the perfect Swimmer’s Groundhog Day look like for you?

“At the end of one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character finally lives the perfect day. After repeating Feb 2nd innumerable times, he eventually makes each day a masterpiece by developing his talents and hobbies to the fullest potential…”

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Lake Worth relay Invite held on January 4, 2015.

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Lake Worth relay Invite held on January 4, 2015.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Swimmers

#4 – Swimmers are a little crazy.


Shouts from the Stands: How math can cure the “Back of the Lane Blues”

Piranhas Swim Club coach Jay Smith shares some math tips to help your swimmers get the most out of your practices.


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