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Crowd Funding Launched for Former Truman State Swim Captain Derek Mielke

Derek Mielke was injured in what is being called a “traumatic accident” and is facing paralysis.

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Should Parents Encourage Kids to Take Recruit Trips?

Here are three ways student-athletes look at prospective schools and why they should go on recruit trips.

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Embracing Swammerhood: 7 Ways Masters Differs From Age Group

Masters swimming is its own animal. Here are 7 ways being a ‘swammer’ differs from your age group swimming days.

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How to Not Let Expectations Crush You

In this video, I talk about the ways which you can best approach handling expectations so that they don’t crush down on you and negatively affect your ability to perform in the pool.

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3 Mistakes Swim Parents Should Never Make

Maybe there are perfect swim parents out there, but some of us need to remember that swimming offers many life lessons. Step back, let your kids learn and have fun. You will, too. Here are three tips on what swim parents should never do…

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City Of Tokyo Passes Strict Anti-Smoking Rules Ahead of 2020 Games

We’re about 2 years out from the 2020 Olympic Games and the host city of Tokyo, Japan has already announced new anti-smoking legislation to prepare for the world’s biggest sporting stage.

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“This Is Supposed To Be Uncomfortably Tight, Right?” And Other Tech Suit Misconceptions

It’s time to get a new tech suit. You’re excited, but you brace yourself for the worst. These suits are…

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Yoga for Swimmers: Three Ways to Develop Greater Body Awareness

Developing greater body awareness is one of the advantages of incorporating a swimming-specific yoga practice into your training plan.

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Embracing the Mindset of a Summer League Swimmer

You’re 7 years old, and your alarm sounds at 8:30AM on a sunny summer day. You eagerly hop out of…

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Seto’s A Dad, Schooling Snags More Sponsorships

Olympians Brent Hayden, Daiya Seto, Dawn Fraser, Amanda Weir and Joseph Schooling all have stories rolled up into this edition of ‘Beyond the Lane Lines.’

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SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick Prenot To Regain 200 Breast Lead

Nearly 40% of respondents picked Prenot, who has the fastest career time of the bunch, though he fell to 4th last season and sits just 5th this season.

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4 Parent Tips About Hard Work Vs. Talent

We all have seen the naturally gifted kids at the pool. But what if our child is not as talented?

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Olympic Champ Shane Gould To Appear On Australian ‘Survivor’

Five-time Olympic medalist Shane Gould is set to appear on the upcoming season of Australia’s Survivor, the reality TV show based on the international series of the same name.

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Does Your Child Want To Swim In College?

If your child wants to swim in college there are several things for parents to consider. First—the most important question is—does your child want to swim in college—or, is this what you want?

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12 Parent Tips on How to Behave at Swim Practice

I haven’t been the perfect swim parent. I’ve learned from my own mistakes, plus from watching other parents. If you’re an involved swim parent, you’ve seen interesting days on the pool deck, with new parents and more seasoned ones.

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