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SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Predict More Hangzhou Medals For Dressel Than Andrew

Two thirds of voters predicted that Caeleb Dressel will win more medals at 2018 Short Course Worlds than Michael Andrew.

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Colorado Swimmer Surprised by Military Mom at Swim Meet

A Regis Jesuit High School swimmer received quite a surprise at a swim meet on Sunday afternoon. Camille Shifrin, a…

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Should Parents Talk About Performance?

Our job as a mentor is to teach the many life lessons from swimming for the big picture of their lives, not a better streamline or faster turns—that’s the coach’s job.

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CrossFit & Swimming: They’re More Similar Than You Think

We looked at how CrossFit competitions draw similarities to swim meets, but the actual practices are more alike than you may think.

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A Look Inside the Mind of an Olympic Champion

Its fine to strive for perfection in swimming, but only as long as it’s done with the understanding that you can never get there. All you can ever ask of yourself is to give it your best shot, leave it all in the pool, and try to be the best version of yourself that you can be on that day.

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Swim Moms Love Ultra Swim Shampoo For Their Swimmers

Ultra Swim is a shampoo product, and it was made for swimmers like you. Ultra Swim gently removes harmful chlorine, and prevents damaged hair. So swim all you want, without sacrificing your hair.

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10 Things I Learned from Swim Moms

was so fortunate to have amazing swim moms on my children’s team when I was a newbie. They took me under their wings and taught me the ropes around the pool. Here are 10 things about swimming that I learned from swim moms.

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Ultra Swim Shampoo Is Made For Swimmers

Ultra Swim is a shampoo product, and it was made for swimmers like you. Ultra Swim gently removes harmful chlorine, and prevents damaged hair. So swim all you want, without sacrificing your hair.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Hackett Gets Promoted, Phelps Finds A Buyer

Check out what’s new with Michael Phelps, Grant Hackett, Satomi Suzuki and Yip Pin Xiu in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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Shout From The Stands: My First Marathon Swim

I moved to Rhode Island three years ago, and up until that point I had never heard of open water swimming. At that point, I had no idea that swimming was about to take on a major role in my life.

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Ask Swim Mom: Why Isn’t My Child Dropping Time?

Our daughter likes the new team because many of her friends from school are on it, but at the same time she is frustrated and disappointed with not achieving her goals.

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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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Swim Mom: Six Reasons Why Swimming is a Great Family Sport

If you’re looking for something active and fun to do together as a family there are many choices like running, skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, and yes, swimming. Kids naturally love to be in the pool and it makes us old folks feel good, too.

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SwimMom Musings: What is a Swim Mom?

On Mother’s Day, we tend to reflect on the myriad roles we play in the lives of our children.

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3 Reasons Why Swim Parents Are Happy and Positive

In a thin book, thick with advice, called 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents, sports parenting expert Janis B. Meredith explores why some parents sit in the stands happy while others are negative and complaining. Here are three of my favorite habits from her list of 11 habits of happy sports parents.

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