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How To Cope with your kid leaving for college

Your child is a young adult, a graduate from high school and ready to start his/her next chapter hundreds of miles away from you. What do you have to show for the last two decades of parenthood? A scrapbook and an empty bedroom down the hall? Not to worry, your child’s college career also starts the next chapter in your life. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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What Music Do Swimmers Listen to On Deck to Get Psyched Up Races?

What music are swimmers listening to on deck at the 2013 YMCA Long Course National Championships? (Video and featured image courtesy of Kelly McCommons)

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Why Do You Love YMCA Nationals and YMCA Swimming?

This video was captured by Kate Hugo at the 2013 YMCA Long Course National Championships and produced by Kelly McCommons. (Video and featured image courtesy of Kelly McCommons)

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Left Handed Swimmers Celebrate Left Handers Day

Left handed people are a little like X-Men, with superpowers. For example left handers can adjust to seeing underwater quicker! 5-time Olympic medalist, Josh Davis (featured image), is left handed. (Photo Credit: MOO BOSC)

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Swim and Shine, Do Not Give In – Swimming Psych Up Video

James Magnussen (featured image, Olympic ink) is a swimmer who does not give in. After a disappointing 2012 Olympic Games, Magnussen returned to the top of the men’s 100m free mountain, winning the 2013 FINA World Championship in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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US Masters Nationals Photo Vault #3

US Masters nationals – it’s the nation’s #1 pool party! (Photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography – Courtesy US Masters Swimming)

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And it’s Vacation Time!

Now that the World Championships and the first two World Cup stops have concluded it is time for many of the top swimmers in the world to take some well deserved time off.

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US Masters Nationals Photo Vault #2

Over 1400 swimmers at the 2013 USMS summer nationals in Mission Viejo. (Photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography – Courtesy US Masters Swimming)

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US Masters Nationals Photo Vault #1

USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher finds time in his busy schedule to get in a solid swim in the 100 breaststroke at the nationals. (Photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography – Courtesy US Masters Swimming)

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Mallory Weggemann Launches Indiegogo “Against All Odds” Campaign

Mallory Weggemann has launched a crowdsourcing fundraiser to help her on her way to ‘new mobility’. (Photo: Melissa Lundie)

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2013 National Youth Pentathlete Champion Wishes to Inspire Others

17-year-old Natalie Bowman will compete in the Youth World Championship of Modern Pentathlon this week in Wuhan, China. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 FINA Worlds – Planet Water Village – Behind the Scenes Video

Go behind the scenes at the 2013 FINA World Championships. At the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Trials, we had the aquazone. At FINA Worlds, it’s Planet Water Village.

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Africa Report, Day 4 Continued, Cameron Van Der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi: The Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. of Breaststroke

This is the second half of the story about training partners and best friends, Cameron Van Der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi. They earned the Gold and Bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke on Day 4 of the 2013 FINA World Championships. (Photo Credit: Gil Levy / @SwimCoachLevy)

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Africa Report, Day 4, Cameron Van Der Burgh and Giulio Zorzi: The Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. of Breaststroke

South Africa wins the medal count on Day 4 with medals from Chad Le Clos, along with training partners and best friends, Giulio Zorzi and Cameron Van Der Burgh. (Photo Credit: Gil Levy / @SwimCoachLevy)

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