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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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Water Safety Tips from Michael Phelps

Following the arrival of new little brother Beckett Phelps, Boomer Phelps is taking on his new job as big brother by helping prepare the Phelps family to have fun and make memories in the water.

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Béryl Gastaldell: “Happy to still be alive” after bout with depression

Béryl Gastaldello told the French sports daily newspaper l’Equipe about the deep depression she went through in her final season at Texas A&M.

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Paris 2024 Aiming for “Zero” Carbon Emissions, Poverty, & Unemployment

The Paris 2024 Organizing Committee is set to sign an agreement tomorrow (May 23rd, 2018) with the aim of achieving “triple zero” by eliminating carbon emissions, poverty, and unemployment in the French capital.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 68% More Excited For Indy Than Atlanta

More than two-thirds of respondents said they were more excited for the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic in last weekend’s dueling national-level meets.

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Beauty and the Beast: Taking 5 with Haley Anderson

Haley Anderson was the first American woman to medal in Open Water. She won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in the 10k. Anderson also made the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio in the 10k.

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7 Swim Sayings for Swim Parents

Have you noticed that swimming lingo works its way into other areas of your life? Here are seven expressions swim parents use in everyday life that relate to swimming.

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Ledecky to Sponsors: Pay Up

In many pro sports the ‘contract year’ is a well known phenomenon. Athletes in the last year of their current deal have extra motivation to perform so that their next contract will be a big one.

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5 Gum Runs Ads Featuring Senior Citizens’ Inspiring Stories

5 Gum has rolled out a group of ads that feature the inspiring stories from senior citizens who felt like they missed their golden opportunities in life, and the way their stories now have impacted the lives of younger generations. 

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Most Marketable Swim Stars To Go Pro Since Michael Phelps

Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel are making their pro debuts. SwimSwam asked an industry veteran what their financial futures look like. The industry said: “Simone and Caeleb will make $2 to $5 million annually. ​I believe Katie will be in the $5 million to $10 million range.”

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7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets.

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