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Have You Used Indicators To Help You Believe In Yourself?

The dictionary defines indicator- as something “to give evidence of.” Have you ever used indicators to help you believe in yourself and get mentally ready for a big meet?

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Phelps, Murphy, Ledecky, Manuel & Hosszu Score ESPY Nominations

Check out the swimmers among this year’s ESPY nominees…hint, one is known as the GOAT.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 72% Oppose World Cup Entry Caps

An overwhelming majority of SwimSwam voters disagreed with FINA’s new World Cup rules, which will limit each swimmer to 4 individual races per World Cup stop.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Meet Penny Oleksiak’s Animal Family

Beyond the Lane Lines catches you up on the latest stories outside the pool, including from whom Olympic gold medalist Penny Oleksiak gets love after a long practice.

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The Dark Side Of Time

Time has remained the ‘golden’ measure of a swimmer’s success, i.e. it provides a coach with quantifiable feedback on whether the swimmer has swum faster or slower since their previous performance.

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The Body In Swimming: The Dogma Of Lactic Acid

While watching the recent Scottish National Championships, I couldn’t help but notice the continued use of ‘lactic acid’ testing inflicted on a large number of swimmers immediately after their race.

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The Love Of Swim Parents

You’ll know how much I love you when you have your own kids. My mom used to say that.

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Swim Parents: Take A Moment To Celebrate

When your swimmer is working towards a goal, sometimes it takes more than one season to achieve it. I remember when my child made her first Junior National cut she said, “The ninth time is the charm!”

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Hang Up Those Question Marks

Questioning one’s beliefs and, debating the opinions of others, has transformed civilisation over the past 500-years; it remains our societies most important tool in progressing peace, social justice, and, science – although, this is not an exhaustive list.

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A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

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Get The SwimSwam 2017 World Championships Preview Magazine

With over 75 pages of features covering the 2017 World Championships, you will get everything you need to enjoy the biggest competition of the year.

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Michael Phelps Goes To Shark School, Races Great White

Fans of the GOAT will be treated by two appearances during this summer’s Shark Week on the Discovery network.

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10 Reasons Why Swim Dads Are The Best Dads – Father’s Day

Swim dads are the unsung heroes of swimming and without them, teams would have a tough time staying afloat.

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8 Swimming Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed In Your Life

We all know that swimming is hard. Arguably, one of the hardest sports there is. That’s why I put together this list of things that can make your life as an elite athlete easier!

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Mental Health: Demons, Footprints and Warriors

Invisible monsters can still breathe underwater. The silent struggle that many swimmers of all ages and levels deal with, is…

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