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Hardest (SCY) Event Bracket: 400 IM Bests 200 Fly By Almost 800 Votes

Congratulations 400 IMers. You’ve been voted the hardest event by a wide margin. But you still have to swim the 400 IM, so are you really the winners here?

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Breaking Up With Swimming

Whether your swimming career comes to an end on good terms or in an unexpected hot, ugly mess, moving on can take some time.

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Swim Mom: Embrace the Community

Here are five reasons why it is important look beyond our own kids and self-interest and embrace our swimming community.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Pick Cal As Men’s #1 Team Preseason

Defending champs Cal nearly doubled up the votes of Texas, which won four straight before last season. All other programs got only about 5% of the votes.

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Elizabeth Beisel on Survivor, Episode 3: The Coolest Water Challenge Ever

The immunity challenge heads back to the water, giving Elizabeth Beisel another clear chance to shine. But the women’s alliance is on the rocks in week 3.

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Swimming for Strength Athletes Part 4 – Head Position

Former NCAA Championship Swimmer and now Professional CrossFit™ Athlete Colleen Fotsch shares helpful tips on swimming in episode four of this video series.

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Hardest (SCY) Event Bracket: 400 IM vs 200 Fly In the Final

Three rounds are behind us, and the 400 IM and 200 fly have made the final by identical 71-29 margins in the semifinals.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Pallister & Clareburt Earn Awards, Rice Opens Academy

Catch up with this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Aussies Stephanie Rice & Lani Pallister, along with Kiwi Lewis Clareburt.

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Swimming for Strength Athletes Part 3 – Workout Structure

Former NCAA Championship Swimmer and now Professional CrossFit™ Athlete Colleen Fotsch offers workouts to become a more efficient swimmer.

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Hardest (SCY) Event Bracket: The Final Four Is Half Freestyle Events

After a bunch of blowouts in round 1, we saw things get very tight in round 2, including a brutal 200 free vs 500 free matchup.

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Elizabeth Beisel on Survivor, Episode 2: Finally A Water Challenge

The Survivor 39 cast take to the water for their immunity/reward challenge this week, and it’s time for Elizabeth Beisel to show off her skills.

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The Hungry Swimmer: Let’s Talk About Pasta

Nowadays, there is this overwhelming aversion to carbohydrates. They are our body’s main source of energy, but all carbohydrates are not made equal.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Pick Stanford at #1 For Women’s NCAA Ranks

The three-time defending NCAA champions earned a majority of the votes at 55.1% – but the rest of the field pulled solid numbers.

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Opinion: Two Schools of Thought On NCAA Amateurism & One Is Bad For Swimming

California’s new law allowing NCAA student-athletes to earn money puts me in a tough position. On the one side is fairness, and on the other is swimming.

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Ask Swim Mom: Should I Help My Child Set Goals?

My child doesn’t seem that interested in setting goals for swimming. Is it being too overbearing to sit down with her and help her form her goals?

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