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USA Swimming Introduces Entry-Level Flex Membership for Busy Families

USA Swimming announced it will debut a new tier of membership called the Flex Swim Membership, which will officially become available on September 1, 2018.

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USA Swimming Foundation Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for Largest Kickboard

This gigantic kickboard, which is 10 times the standard adult size board at 18 feet high by 11 feet wide, will serve as a larger-than-life petition for all Americans to urge Congress to add the question, “Do you know how to swim?” to the 2020 Census.

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6 Reasons Why You Want The Caeleb Dressel Cover Of SwimSwam Magazine’s Summer Preview

Our theme for the 2018 Summer Preview is summer heat – “The Sprint Issue” – and we profile the best sprinters in history, including our cover star Caeleb Dressel.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Experimental Surgery, British News

Catch-up on stories outside the pool in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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12 Stages of a Hero’s (Swimmer’s) Journey

Karl Hamouche shares his adaptation of Christopher Vogler’s 12 Stages of a Hero’s Journey.

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CDC Report Reveals What’s Lurking In Public Pool Water

You may want to take a look at this report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) before taking your next hotel pool dive.

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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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Why Immigration Law Matters to Elite Swimmers

Numerous international swimmers competing in the United States — some of the biggest names in the sport — have worked with Joshua Bratter to secure immigration status and residency. He’s the go-to authority for elite swimmers and coaches who desire to come to the U.S.

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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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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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