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How To Coach While Considering the Changing Athlete Mentality

The increasing discussions regarding the “change of the athlete mentality,” has resulted in many coaches feeling overwhelmed with what to do, who to talk to, and what to implement to advance their athlete’s abilities and talents.

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4 Negative Thoughts To Avoid For the First Day of Practice

When going into the new season, what is the first thing you think of? What is your coach going to…

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Prep For College With The 2018 College Preview SwimSwam Magazine

Prep for college with the 2018 COLLEGE PREVIEW. Our theme is HOW TO BE A STUDENT ATHLETE. We also rank the TOP 50 NCAA SWIMMERS and deliver our first POWER RANKINGS projecting the 2019 NCAA Championships.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Pick Campbell’s Split As Most Impressive

Almost two-thirds of respondents picked Cate Campbell’s 50.93 as the best relay split of last week, beating the combined totals of Townley Haas’s 1:43.78, Yulia Efimova’s 1:03.95 and Rikako Ikee’s 55.48.

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Another School Year, Another Opportunity for Greatness

Going back to school presents an extra challenge for those who must work to balance academics with swimming.

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Where Did All the Parent Volunteers Go?

There’s been a downward trend in volunteerism the past decade. Each year we have fewer and fewer parents stepping up to help youth sports, schools or other community programs.

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What Losing Swimming Taught Me

While it feels like it will be impossible to let go of this part of my life, I know that part of me will always be a swimmer, no matter how long it’s been since I dove off the block. Just like swimming taught me the resilience it has taken to fight epilepsy, it will be there for me for the rest of my life.

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How I Succeed as a Lifeguard with Panic Disorder

“You can’t possibly save someone’s life if you have emotional breakdowns,” someone once told me. I see the reasoning behind their viewpoint, yet I still disagree with their statement and feel that my anxiety disorder does not hinder my abilities in any way.

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SwimMom Musings: The Real Legacy of Michael Phelps and Why it Matters

Seems like everyone wants to speculate that Michael Phelps will return to competition and again go for Olympic gold. 

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Shouts from the Stands: Not Tired

Few could understand how an incredible team atmosphere was built on the two words – “NOT TIRED.”

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The Struggle is Real: Balancing Swimming & Academics

Another school year is rolling, which means the eternal struggle of balancing swimming and school is upon you again. Here are 6 tips for overcoming the struggle.

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How To Get The 2018 College Preview SwimSwam Magazine

Get pumped up for the college season with the 2018 COLLEGE PREVIEW. Our theme is HOW TO BE A STUDENT ATHLETE. We also rank the TOP 50 NCAA SWIMMERS and we deliver our first POWER RANKINGS, projecting who will be the 2019 NCAA Championship teams.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Most Impressed By Italy’s Euro Showing

Nearly half of voters said Italy was the most impressive nation at the 2018 European Championships.

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Why kids should go on travel trips

Not every team offers travel trips, but if yours does, your kids will benefit from them. Team travel means swimmers travel to a meet or other activity that is planned or supervised by the team or LSC—without mom and dad driving and staying with their kids.

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SwimMom Musings: A College Dream Team

While it is nice to win NCAA titles, sweep championships and demolish records, the things that matter in the college experience run deeper and will you change you forever.

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