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SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Like Lopez-VT Hire More Than Taylor-Auburn

Almost two-thirds of respondents said they favored Virginia Tech’s hiring of Sergio Lopez as its new head coach over the hiring of Gary Taylor to take over at Lopez’s former team, Auburn.

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Olympian Taylor McKeown Fined For Whale Incident

In October of last year, Australian Olympian Taylor McKeown found herself in the middle of an environmental scandal of sorts, with the breaststroking specialist accused of riding a jet ski too close to a pod of whales.

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6 Tips for Conversations After Meets and Practice

In a recent webinar by parenting expert David Benzel, from Growing Champions for Life, he offered several tips for having better conversations with our kids about their sports. Benzel works with many sports organizations including USA Swimming.

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How To Get The Caeleb Dressel Cover Of The 2018 Summer Preview

The 2018 Summer Preview is nearly one pound. It’s big. You want this issue with the Caeleb Dressel cover to keep for the next 8 years on your coffee table. Why? It’s swim-art for the swimming fan.

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Swimmers Taking Selfies at the Churchill Downs Racetrack (Video)

While at the Iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack, a group of the pros took advantage of the setting, and did what anyone would do in their situation. They took selfies. 

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick W 200 Fly As Longest-Lasting World Record

More than 40% of SwimSwam voters selected Liu Zige’s 2:01.81 in the 200 fly as the current world record that would last the longest, narrowly edging the men’s 200 free (1:42.00 from Paul Biedermann).

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Shouts From the Stands: It’s Time to Protect Athletes Over Image

“My story is far too common because of a simple truth: Sexual abuse does not happen in a vacuum. For too long, USA Swimming has been an ideal hunting ground for sexual predators, and Safe Sport done nothing to change that sad fact.”

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Video: Trans Swimmer Natalie Fahey on Her Decision to Transition

In this video, Natalie Fahey, the first openly transgender woman to swim at the NCAA DI level, talks about her plans to transition thisB coming season while competing in men’s swimming.

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Coleman’s Carpool: How To Talk to Olympians (Video)

At Pro Swims, it’s a no brainer that you see a lot of fast swimmers. Whether they’re on the national team, Olympic champions, NCAA stand outs, or rising stars, you’re bound to see talent if you go to one of these meets. If you’re competing in the meet as well, this can be a rare opportunity to meet and talk with your swimming idols

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11 Things Swimmers Hate to Hear from Their Coaches

While we all love our coaches, it’s in their job descriptions to make sure we’re doing whatever we can to be successful. Sometimes, that involves doing things that we don’t want to do.

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Swim Mom: When Our Kids Have Big Dreams

I have a question for swim coaches and parents. When our kids have huge dreams, should we tell them what is realistic and reasonable? Or, do encourage them to dream?

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Boomer Phelps to Become Swim Coach (Video)

Boomer Phelps is creating the ultimate #WaterPlaybook for his new little brother

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How To Get The Caeleb Dressel Cover Issue Of The 2018 Summer Preview

2018 Summer Preview drops in late May. Our theme is summer heart, The Sprint Issue. Inside this massive magazine you will enjoy profiles on the biggest sprinters in history. As always, the Summer Preview will breakdown the biggest meets of the summer, providing you the what, why and how to enjoy them.

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Podcast: Jason Dunford “Makes the Jump” from Olympian to Entrepreneur

This week, Olympic finalist Jason Dunford appeared on the podcast When to Jump, discussing his swimming career and his transition into entrepreneurship.

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Swim Mom Musings: Stop the Madness

How many more swimming programs will be cut in the  NCAA before the swimming community steps up and stops the madness?  I woke up this morning to the latest tragedy and shed a few tears. I cried for the young adults who made a commitment to the school to have their dreams dashed right before the school year ends?  Really?  The school did not know this until end of April.

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