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SwimSwam Pulse: Cal Tops Texas For #1 Rank By 1.2%

In a margin that came down to just 6 votes, SwimSwam poll voters said that the California Golden Bears should have the #1 rank in the NCAA Power Rankings over the Texas Longhorns.

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How To Get The 2017 Year in Review SwimSwam Magazine With The Caeleb Dressel Cover

SwimSwam Magazines are a big, coming in at nearly a pound per issue. We provide you four massive print issues designed to sit on your coffee table like a piece of artwork.

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4 Creative Kicking Sets to Pump Up Leg Strength

If a swimmer is determined to use the kick for strong propulsion, the way most great swimmers do, then a six-beat kick is necessary…

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How Swimming Helps With Anxiety Management

10 words from a doctor completely suffocated me in the deep end: I want you to give up swimming for a while. No, I said. What do you mean, give up swimming?

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6 Ways to Train Smarter This Year

No matter how things ended last year, a clean slate is upon us. Here are 6 tips for training smarter next year.

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Best Swimming Photos of 2017: Above the Surface

The annual SwimSwam Best Swimming Photos of 2017: Above the surface featuring selections from swimming photographer Mike Lewis. The annual selection includes a wide array of swimming photography from throughout the year. Photos from swim events and studio sessions with swimmers.

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Give Your Kids a Gift to Last a Lifetime

Swimming saves lives. How many other sports can say that? According to the USA Swimming Foundation, “drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury death, with the highest rates among children ages 1-4.”

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Why the One Arm Backstroke Drill Matters

Two of the most important ways of getting a faster backstroke is by reducing frontal drag and by increasing propulsive power. The one arm backstroke drill accomplishes both tasks.

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2 Great Ways to Test your Breaststroke Kick

There are two simple tests to evaluate your swimmers’ mobility and potential to kick breaststroke fast. See them here…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 58% Pick The Walsh Sisters As Most Impressive Siblings

Voters picked sister combo Alex and Gretchen Walsh as the most impressive sibling duo at the Winter Junior Championships.

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10 Gifts Swimming Gives Us All Year ‘Round

Swimming is the gift that keeps on giving.

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How Roland Schoeman works Dolphin Kick with a Kickboard and Snorkel

Roland Schoeman shows us how kicking with an alignment board and snorkel can both allow the undulation the body needs in the fifth stroke while remaining as streamlined on the surface as possible.

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Yoga Practice of Non-Judgment

When athletes begin to judge themselves as harshly as they do their performances it can have a very negative affect on their mental health.

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7 Ways to Make Waking Up for AM Workouts Easier

#3 – Keep moving. Sitting down and slumping into your breakfast will only keep you in that half-asleep mode.

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4 Tips For Swim Parents About Sibling Rivalry

Do you know what happens when you have more than one swimmer in the family? One of them is bound to be faster, more talented, or more dedicated and achieve more success than their siblings.

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