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7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.

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Want to Achieve Big Things with Your Swimming? Start Small. Here’s Why.

Ready to smash some big goals, but aren’t sure where or how to begin? Start small. Here’s why.

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7 Self-Defeating Thoughts Swimmers Need to Drop

Mental fortitude is a cornerstone of every successful swimmer’s journey to the top. Like the rest, they are burdened with the occasional self-defeating thought. Here are 7 self-defeating thoughts that every swimmer should drop.

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5 Things You’ll Never Hear a Successful Swimmer Say

The things we tell ourselves matters. Here are 5 things you’ll never hear a successful swimmer tell themselves.

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7 Steps for Powerful Self-Confidence for Swimmers

Light your swimming ablaze with these 7 tips for developing powerful self-confidence for swimmers.

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8 Ways To Make This Your Best Swimming Year Yet

Here are eight ways to make this your best year yet.

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10 Tools for Swimmers to Manage Self-Doubt

Disguised as reason, self-doubt lurks in our minds, whispering to us that our efforts are in vain, that the hard work will be for naught. Here are 10 different ways to beat back the voices of self-doubt the next time you walk out on deck:

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7 Quotes for the Struggling Swimmer

Having a hard time staying on track with your goals? Feeling like you are starting to lose direction, focus or even meaning in regards to your swimming?

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7 Things Smart Swimmers Need to Stop Doing

Our swimming is a collection of habits, both good and bad. With that in mind, here are 7 habits that smart swimmers need to ditch.

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10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate

We’ve all been there — 12 swimmers, 1 lane. Here are 10 ways to be an awesome lane-mate when lane space is at a premium.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Anthony Ervin

Laid back, tatty’d up, and blisteringly fast, Anthony Ervin has been carving up pools worldwide over the course of his two part career. Here are 8 things you might not have known about the American sprinter.

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Bruce Hayes vs. The Albatross and the 800 Relay Glory of 1984

Before Lezak’s heroics in Beijing there was Bruce Hayes and his epic relay leg against the most dominant swimmer of the 1984 Olympics, West Germany’s Michael Gross.

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The Top 8 Swimming Moments from the 1988 Seoul Olympics

Here are the top 8 moments from the last Olympics of the Cold War era, the 1988 Seoul Games. (Featured Image: Matt Biondi smiles, over two decades later, racing at US Masters Nationals)

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8 Michael Phelps Quotes to Get You Fired Up

Here are 8 inspirational quotes from the G.O.A.T. to get you motivated to swim your best the next time you hit the pool.

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Pablo Morales and His 8 Year Wait For An Individual Olympic Gold

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and there are fewer more heart warming than the tale of Pablo Morales and his gold medal winning performance at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

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