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How Iron Helps Swimmers with Their Performance

When it comes to nutrition for competitive swimmers, we often hear about protein and carbs. But what about all of the other nutrients, like iron, that swimmers need to compete as a top athlete?

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Foods To Avoid On Race Day

Race day is no different from the rest of the season, but there’re some foods to avoid on race day that you might otherwise be able to enjoy now and then

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Townley Haas

Meet 2016 US Olympic swimmer Townley Haas. A native of Richmond, VA, and a rising sophomore at the University of Texas, Haas talks about his ascension to the Olympic team and the moment when he realized he might have the makings of an Olympic-caliber swimmer.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Empire Threatened In M 200 Freestyle

SwimMAC Elite’s Ryan Lochte leads the loaded field of men’s 200m freestyle headed for battle in Omaha.

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Nutrition for Teenage Swimmers: How Much Protein is Right?

In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, and growth requires proper nutrition and extra calories.

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SwimSwam Co-Founder, GoldMedalMel, Inducted into North Carolina SHOF

On Friday night the Class of 2016 was formally inducted into the North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame. In addition…

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Rich Burns Inspires Masters Swimmers

Rich Burns, International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame swimmer and holder of 56 FINA Masters World Records, is a living inspiration to all masters swimmers.

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Laura Val is One of the Best Masters Swimmers in the World

Beyond holding records in almost every category, she recently broke the World Record in the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles on her way to the World Record in the 1500 at a meet at the San Francisco Olympic Club.

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North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Honorees

This year’s inductees are Erika Braun, Ricky Berens, Cullen Jones, David Marsh, and Mel Stewart. The Induction Ceremony will be Friday evening, April 29 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC.

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Big Ten Senior Spotlight: Anders Nielsen of the University of Michigan

No school has been more dominant in the Big Ten over the last decade than the University of Michigan, and…

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The Main Set: Michael Phelps With Ricky Berens

On week five it’s Phelps Phelps Phelps. Go along with Mitch and Loretta on a huge throwback journey through Phelps’ career dating all the way back to the 2000 Olympic trials in Sydney.

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American Gold Medalists Share Olympic Memories with USA Swimming

In this video posted to USA Swimming’s youtube channel, a group of American gold medalists reflect on their Olympic memories.

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Friday Factoid: USA Men’s Sub-48 Relay Splits

Nathan Adrian has gone under 48 seconds in relays more than any other swimmers in the US since 2010.

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#FantasySwimming Wrap-up: Team Ricky Berens still undefeated in fantasy history, CordesNeck wins new league

Ryan Lochte donated a signed Team USA Swim Cap to the winner of the newly-formed #DeckChange league, plus his own 4×100 free relay silver medal (pictured) to the winner of the #Lane4 league.

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RACE VIDEO: Michael Andrew breaks Ricky Berens 13-14 200 Fly NAG Record, 1:46.29

On a weekend dominated by college conference meets, Michael Andrew quietly added another National Age Group record to his collection at a Speedo Champions Series meet in College Station, Texas.

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