Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #1 Schmitt’s Perseverance Award


Like we’ve been saying since day 1: swimmers are not land creatures.


Happy 20th to the defending 200 free World Champion! (And a happy birthday to Ms. O’Connor, too!)




And swimmers everywhere are thankful for dedicated coaches who are up early and who travel to meets and put so much passion into their work.


Thanks Mr. Agnel! The Frenchman is back; he won the 200 free at the recent French SC Championships as he looks to be returning to his dominant 2012 form.


Fun > work


Yep… fun is definitely > work


Cate Campbell was on a tear at the Aussie SC Championships– she’s now the first woman under 51 seconds in the short course meter 100 free. That’s MOVING!


Who needs pump up music when you can just levitate before the big race and psych out the competition?


We’ve all been behind that person in practice.


This holiday season, let’s remember that not everyone can find happiness each day, regardless of how much they may smile. Depression and other mental disorders can be devastating– Olympic Champion Allison Schmitt has been through a lot, and she spoke about it at the Golden Goggle Awards after winning the Perseverance Award (watch below).

We love you, Allison!

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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