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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Most Anticipating Men’s SECs

More than half of voters were most excited for the men’s SEC Championship out of the four major week 1 conference meets. Nearly 20% went for the women’s Big Ten, while the women’s ACC and women’s SEC Championships were right around 12% apiece.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Le Clos Teams Up With Johnnie Walker

Cate Campbell, Chad Le Clos, Brendand Hyland and more are highlighted in this latest edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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Phelps To Take Stage At Wisconsin High School Sports Awards

The most decorated Olympian of all time, American swimmer Michael Phelps, has been announced as the very special guest appearing at the Wisconsin High School Sports Awards.

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Ask Swim Mom: Why Tear Down a Team After Leaving?

Why do some people think it’s okay to tear down the team after they leave? I get that they’re making a different decision than us, but why not let it go at that?

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Dear Swimming: A Goodbye Letter from Kalina Emaus

Five thousand six hundred thirty five days we met in the Hudsonville High School pool. Somehow in the midst of all those around you, you were able to call me and make me feel special and free.

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Shouts from the Stands: The Three Ts

In my young life, I’ve learned that there are three types of people in this world: terrorists, tourists, and team players.

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Swim Mom Musings: Dear Swimmer Girl

Leaving conference champs after you had to scratch the last day due to illness, I realized I’ve never thanked you for all you have taught me about resilience, character, and winning with grace and losing with dignity.

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8 Swimming Milestones You Will Never Forget

Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.

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Japan’s Bone Marrow Bank Inquiries Spike With Ikee Announcement

In response to the shocking news that Japanese swimming superstar and potential multiple Tokyo 2020 medal contender Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia, Japan’s Marrow Donor Program says it has been inundated with donation inquiries.

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Should My Child Go to Swim Camp?

It may seem a little early to think about summer swim camp, but as swim parents, we plan our calendars further ahead than most. Here are a few things to think about when sending your child to swim camp.

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17 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit)

We’re a funny bunch. We dunk our heads into water for hours at a time and have staring matches with a black tiled line (usually losing). We don’t shave our bodies for months at a time, and spend thousands of hours training in order to drop tenths or hundredths of a second.

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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard a Swim Parent Give Their Kid

Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Pick Cal Men #1 By 5% Of Votes

43.8% of SwimSwam voters picked the Cal men as the #1 team in the nation compared to just 38.7% for four-time defending champs Texas.

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Swim Parents: Your Stress and Expectations Are Contagious

Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete.

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Shout from the Stands: Pursuit of a Paralympic Dream

I don’t let Hydrocephalus or anything get in my way in or out of the water. I believe that the only limits in life are those that we impose on ourselves.

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