Lifestyle

Shouts From the Stands: I Wanna Go Fast

Gil Stovall never went out with the intention of grabbing the lead, was perpetually worried about “falling off the last 50,” had always relied on his kick, his ability to come from behind to post a fast time, to win races. Had he made a mistake now, gone out too fast in a race for one of two precious spots on the U.S. Olympic team?

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5 Ways To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Growth and progress doesn’t come from staying where you feel comfortable. That only happens outside of your comfort zone.

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Preventing Pee in the Pool: The Peequel

The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) would like to remind the public to help keep pool time fun by preventing pee in the pool.

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Are You Ready for College Swim Parenting?

When your child goes off to college, the experience of swim parenting will change. Be prepared for a new role as the parent of a collegiate student-athlete.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 87.7% Preferred Following Indy Over Atlanta

In retrospect, fans enjoyed the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series more than the Atlanta Classic happening the same weekend, with the balance tipping even further to Indy than it was in our pre-meet poll.

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10 Tips to Improve Parent-Coach Relationships

“Parents today are out of control,” say a number of swim coaches. Don’t get me wrong; club coaches do appreciate us. They say, “We wouldn’t be able to exist without parents. Most parents are great.” Followed by, “But…”

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“This Is Supposed To Be Uncomfortably Tight, Right?” And Other Tech Suit Misconceptions

It’s time to get a new tech suit. You’re excited, but you brace yourself for the worst. These suits are pricy, so you need to make sure you get the perfect fit. You’ll probably have to try on at least two sizes of a few different styles.

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Swim-stitutionalized: Advice to Swimmers Asking Why Am I Here?

It is crucial to be cognizant of why you continue to train in what most other sports would consider “offseason”. The routine of training and school creates a comfort zone for some, because you never tend ask “what next?”.

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A Great Way to Keep Yourself Motivated

Being an athlete isn’t easy. It’s a difficult life, and having the motivation to push you through the hard times and painful moments when you feel like giving up is absolutely essential.

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Water Safety Tips from Michael Phelps

Following the arrival of new little brother Beckett Phelps, Boomer Phelps is taking on his new job as big brother by helping prepare the Phelps family to have fun and make memories in the water.

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Béryl Gastaldell: “Happy to still be alive” after bout with depression

Béryl Gastaldello told the French sports daily newspaper l’Equipe about the deep depression she went through in her final season at Texas A&M.

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Paris 2024 Aiming for “Zero” Carbon Emissions, Poverty, & Unemployment

The Paris 2024 Organizing Committee is set to sign an agreement tomorrow (May 23rd, 2018) with the aim of achieving “triple zero” by eliminating carbon emissions, poverty, and unemployment in the French capital.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 68% More Excited For Indy Than Atlanta

More than two-thirds of respondents said they were more excited for the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic in last weekend’s dueling national-level meets.

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Beauty and the Beast: Taking 5 with Haley Anderson

Haley Anderson was the first American woman to medal in Open Water. She won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in the 10k. Anderson also made the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio in the 10k.

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7 Swim Sayings for Swim Parents

Have you noticed that swimming lingo works its way into other areas of your life? Here are seven expressions swim parents use in everyday life that relate to swimming.

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