Opinion

To the swimmer who didn’t have the season they wanted

“It’s okay. I know it doesn’t feel like it right now. But it is…”

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11 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Competitive Swimmer

Swimmers understand that non-swimmers are going to be full of questions about the sport. Let’s be honest, though, there are some questions that you just shouldn’t ask. Here are 11 of them…

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9 Misconceptions About Swimming That Swimmers Hate

#3 – Non-Swimmer Joe can beat you in a race. No buddy. Unless I give you a 30 second head start and I’m wearing jeans, you ain’t gonna win Joe.

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Shouts from the Stands: An enthusiastic Katie Ledecky-centric blog from an otherwise unenthusiastic non-blogger

People say that Katie Ledecky shocked the swimming world and pulled an upset in London when she won the 800 freestyle in American record fashion, but I disagree.

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4 Questions To Ask Prior to Signing Your National Letter of Intent

What questions should swimmers ask before they put their “John Hancock” on the National Letter of Intent?

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5 Steps to Kick Start Your Spring Training

Spring is a fresh start for swimmers as they re-focus their training toward summer competition. Following taper, a championship meet, and a few days off from practice, however, that “re-focus” part can be difficult. Here are 5 steps to kick start your spring training…

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For Swimmers This Could Be Your Dream Business

Are you a swim fan? Are you an entrepreneur? Well now you can be both. Welcome to SwimLabs, the revolutionary way to blend lessons, aquatic training, and exercise, plus the sale of swim merchandise, all in a easy to maintain, state of the art location.

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A Swimming Fan’s Dream Business

Are you a swim fan? Are you an entrepreneur? Well now you can be both. Welcome to SwimLabs, the revolutionary way to blend lessons, aquatic training, and exercise, plus the sale of swim merchandise, all in a easy to maintain, state of the art location.

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1st African American woman to win an Olympic medal relects on the historic 1-2-3 Minority Finish at Women’s NCAAs

Maritza McClendon: “A tear instantly came to my eyes, I couldn’t believe it… This is a true moment in history for minorities. I still can’t believe we had three women of color take 1,2, 3 in the 100 free at Division 1 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.”

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5 Ways Swimming Competitively Helped Me as an Entrepreneur and CEO

Courtesy of Lisa Falzone, a former varsity swimmer and graduate of Stanford University, who is the co-founder and CEO of iPad point of sale platform Revel Systems.

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Medley Relay Swimmers compared to a meal at a Mexican Restaurant

Backstroke = The Chips and Salsa: “The chips and salsa start off the meal, but if the salsa isn’t good then people start getting worried about the rest of the meal. In contrast, good chips and salsa can make the rest of the meal taste incredible.”

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March Madness Bracketology: Just Add Water

Reimagine this year’s Women’s Championship meet as if you are filling in your March Madness bracket.

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Shouts From the Stands: Why My Swim Team is Different than a Fraternity or a Sorority

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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The Secret to being a Great Swimmer

The key to success is known by many, but applied by few.

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How to Improve your Stress Management In Swimming

As we near the end of the academic year, swimming is just beginning to pick up steam. Preparing for final exams and projects can be difficult when swimmers need to travel for competitions and focus on racing.

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