Claire Forrest

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With a dreamy far off look, and her nose stuck in a book.

10 Things Non-Swimmers Say to Swimmers

It’s hard being a swimmer sometimes, especially since, as all swimmers know, no one outside the sport understands swimming.

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10 Awkward Moments Swimmers Experience

Swimmers treat their team like a family, albeit a dysfunctional family. As with any close-knit group of well-meaning people, awkward moments will ensue.

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10 Female Swimmer Problems

There are a lot of aspects and experiences unique to the female swimmer. I laugh about these a lot with my swimmer girls, and maybe you do too. Here are 10 Female Swimmer Problems…

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10 Gifts Swimmers Actually Want for the Holidays

#8 – A coupon redeemable for five uninterrupted naps.

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10 Words That Have a Completely Different Meaning to Swimmers

There is no doubt that swimming, like any sport, has its own specialized vocabulary. But there are also some everyday words that have a completely different meaning to swimmers.

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10 Strange and Sublime Swimmer Sensations

These sensations don’t directly impact our health or our performance in the pool, but when we experience them, it feels like nothing else could.

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5 Things That Happen When You’re the Only Swimmer in Your Family

Being the only swimmer child from non-swimming parents is a rarity, and it’s a different angle to the athletic life. Here are 5 things that happen when you’re the only swimmer in your family…

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The 5 Unwritten Rules of Open Lap Swimming

#3 – There is no shame in the slow lane.

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10 Telltale Signs You Have a Swimmer’s Body

Has a stranger ever approached you and said, “Let me guess…you’re a swimmer?” Swimmers might be surprised each time this happens, but we really shouldn’t be. There are so many telltale giveaways we spend most of our time in a swimming pool.

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10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.

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What Swimmers Think Diving vs. What Divers Think Swimming

If swimming were a family, the sport of diving is its black sheep. Diving is the illusive and enigmatic second cousin to swimming that you know you’re related to, but you’re not quite sure how.

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5 Ways to Cope with Post-Competitive Swimming Guilt

By now, we’ve all watched Michael Phelps’ newest Rule Yourself spot for Under Amour a few times. The clip claims: ‘It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.’

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10 Struggles Distance Swimmers Know All Too Well

We didn’t choose the distance life, the distance life chose us; by which I mean you probably became a distance swimmer when you finished a long set, your coach looked at you funny, and the next thing you knew, you were entered in the 500 at your next meet.

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6 Things You Can Learn From An Age Group Swimmer

Maturing as a swimmer is great. As you get older, you figure out your best events, make your best friends in the sport, develop your race strategies, and discover which type of coaching style works best for you. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever feel wistful for your days as an age group swimmer.

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