Opinion

Facing Reality – Why It Shouldn’t Lessen Our Goals

SHOUT FROM THE STANDS: “Here’s the truth everyone. Not all of us are going to grow up to swim in the Olympics.”

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8 Things Swimmers Hate To Hear

#6 – Are you going to the Olympics?

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11 Things Swimmers Love

#1 – That very rare occasion when you realize that your coach has NOT turned up for morning training.

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12 Things Swimmers Hate

#6 – When people complain about waking up early…

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Club Swimming Coaches vs High School Coaches

SHOUT FROM THE STANDS: “Mr. Club Swimming Coach, we know it can be challenging, even frustrating, to share your swimmer with a high school team…”

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Fear of Being the Best

Annie Grevers: “I think it is important to be pleasant after failures. But being heartbroken when you are within a inches of grabbing that lifelong goal is also noble.”

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6 Things You Need To Survive Holiday Training

Hell week is quickly approaching, the week between Christmas and New Years when swimmers do a month’s worth of training in five long, difficult days. Here’s what you’re going to need to get through it…

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An Open Letter to the Young Black Swimmer

“I write this letter because like you, I was also a young black swimmer. Through the sport, I got to experience an unfathomable number of successes throughout my childhood; not just in the pool, but academically, socially, and personally…”

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – Prevention

Courtesy of Julia Galan and VASA, a SwimSwam partner. This article is the final piece in our three-part series on…

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5 Steps For Swim Coaches To Empower and Motivate Swimmers and Students

One of the biggest challenges for educators and coaches over the past several years has been finding proven methods for engaging young people in creating self-direction, and empowering them to overcome the obstacles in their lives.

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3 Proven Ways to Develop and Support Motivation

How do we move from wanting or desiring to reach a goal to taking action in order to get it? In other words, what are the best ways for us to motivate ourselves, or to motivate others?

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Testing the Pebble Watch on Swim.com

One of the newest innovations in swim training are swim watches. A few years ago you could only use a Garmin to monitor your open water swimming, but now there are several swim watches that will record data while you swim in a pool.

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – The Facts

In most swimming pool or non-diving situations when the victim’s medical history is irrelevant, blackouts occur due to prior hyperventilation, followed immediately by rapid, repetitive breath-holding.

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4 Reasons To Give The BridgeAthletic Gift Package This Holiday Season

To give your loved one a Bridge training program this coming season/year, visit their site here and use the promo code CYBERMONDAY.

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