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The Rowdy Gaines Classic: Fun, Fast and Friendly

The YMCA of Central Florida Masters team is excited to host the 7th Annual Rowdy Gaines Classic, a unique short course meters meet whose unofficial motto is “Fast, Fun and Friendly”!

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Why The Fundamental Law of Inertia Matters In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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The Most Common Protein Mistakes Young Athletes Make

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Protein is a hot topic among young athletes. Just the other day a mom emailed…

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2015 Race Club Fall Swimisodes Are Here (Video)

In swimming, where water is 800 times denser than air so every detail counts.

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The Barbados Open Water Festival Is Exciting And Fun For All Ages

The 4th Barbados Open Water Festival kicks off November 7th with the 1.5 km race and “Just for Fun swim”, followed by the 5km race and beach party on November 8th.

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Vanderkaay, Tarwater Help Teach Kids To Swim Through ‘Detroit Swims’

Detroit Swims is an initiative in the city of Detroit to teach children to swim and be safe in the water.

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The Collaborative Swimmer Playlist

“I didn’t understand the point of listening to music before my swim races until I got to college. I battled performance anxiety that led negative self-talk before races. I decided to try replacing the words in my head with music, and it worked.

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American Energy Swim Club Hires Chris Van Slooten as New Head Coach

Below is a press release submitted by the American Energy Swim Club. OKLAHOMA CITY: After a national search, a new…

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Revolutionary OnCourse Goggles a Game Changer in Open Water

Most open water swimmers struggle with swimming in a straight line practicing or during competition. They zig-zag wasting precious energy. Not anymore. Now you can swim straight with OnCourse goggles.

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Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool Tickets on Sale Wednesday

The 2013 Team USA roster featured the likes of Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky and Tyler Clary, while gold medalists Missy Franklin, and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) led the U.S. in 2011.

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Spectator Seating in a Natatorium Environment

Spectator seating is universally associated with competition in any sport and can often become a hot button topic in a natatorium. It seems like everyone has their opinion.

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New Technology Takes Coach off the Pool Deck & Into the Water

AquaCam’s launch of the CoachCom waterproof transmitting system means that swimmers are never out of earshot from coaching guidance.

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2015 La Jolla Rough Water Swim – Kostich is King

The 2015 La Jolla Rough Water Swim went off under ideal conditions on Sunday – warm, calm water under tropically…

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3 Things to Focus On As Swimming’s Winter Season Starts



Many of us are just getting into the start of another winter swim season. Whether this is your first competitive winter season or your last, here are three things to focus on…

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Swimmers without Borders

For a competition whose slogan is “swimmers without borders”, the EU Swim Series will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in perfect style. On the 19th and 20th of September, 2015, this international competition will cross the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in its history

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