Opinion

Chlorinated: The world inside each swim team

I have realized that there is a world inside each team that takes over the lives of each swimmer.

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4 Reasons Why Swimming Robots Are Awesome – Watch the Swimming Robot Video

At the Tokyo Institute of Technology, researchers are working to develop and improve a machine referred to as the swimming robot.

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11 Reasons To Love Swimming Outside

Now that spring is in the air… it’s time to pull off those pool covers, find that sunblock, and polish up that old pair of mirrored Swedish goggles. Here is a list from our staff on why we love to swim outside.

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The 2012-2014 Medalists in the Men’s Freestyles if Dopers Were Removed

We’ve put together an analysis of what the sport would’ve looked like from 2012-2014 if all athletes who have had a doping ban were not in the picture.

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Why You Should Listen to your Swim Coach

Listening to your coach is something that every swimmer needs to learn to do. Athletes that have a coach that they can rely on and have confidence in will become greater swimmers in the long run.

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Shouts from the Stands: From a swim mom to a swimmer

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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10 Open Water Swim Tips & Etiquette

As the sport of Open Water Swimming becomes more and more popular, here are some helpful safety and etiquette tips…

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Shouts from the Stands: Upper Case ‘M’ – Manatee or Masters?

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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5 Ways Swimming is Like Dating

How is swimming like dating? Here are five ways…

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Let’s Not Wait Until Someone Dies

Dr. Keith Bell and Bridger Bell: “Swimming at Western Kentucky University died this week. The cause of death was hazing…”

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3 Tips on Summer Sun Exposure

Whether you swim under the sun every day at practice or catch some rays at one meet in the next few months, protecting your skin is critical to your health now and in the long term. Let’s discuss sun exposure and how it relates to you.

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Shouts From The Stands: Why The NCAA Shouldn’t Pay Athletes

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Cover Letter for a Swimmer

Do you struggle to describe the qualifications that make you the most appealing candidate for a job? How do the job applications of swimmers stack up against those who have spent their summers donning Kenneth Cole suits rather than Speedo suits?

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Shouts from the Stands: A Tech Suit State of Mind

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Swimmers in the Shadows

“They will probably never win an important trophy – nor do they need to – but they always know how to fully harness their resources.”

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