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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce Shares her Pre-Race Strategy

This Swimming Tip video is courtesy of the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour presented by Swimoutlet.com, a SwimSwam partner.

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TYR Sport Signs Two-Time Olympic Mike Alexandrov

TYR Sport is pleased to announce it has renewed its contract with 2X Olympian Mike Alexandrov. Alexandrov recently reminded the…

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Mercersburg Swim Camps: Learn Innovative Techniques and Have Fun

Mercersburg Swim Clinics provide an experience that teaches swimmers the most innovative techniques available, while having fun. The philosophy is simple. Swimmers do not just compile distance, but rather work on improvements in starting, turning, and stroke techniques.

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How to Deal with the Taper Blues

Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big meet.

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Jolyn Swimwear Fashion Photo Vault, March Lookbook

Courtesy of Jolyn Swimwear & Clothing Company, a SwimSwam partner.

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The Winning Team’s Mindset

When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)

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Backstroke ace Plummer signs with blueseventy

David Pummer: “It’s my dream to go to Rio and having the support of blueseventy is a nice boost. I’m impressed with their performance swimwear. The nero14 is compressive, fast and comfortable.”

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: What is The Best Pre-Race Meal

4-time Olympic medalist, Peter Vanderkaay, has a lot of experience racing at the elite-level. He keeps his pre-race meal simple, carb-heavy, with a little bit of protein.

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FINIS Photo Vault featuring Anthony Ervin and Jason Dunford

SwimSwam partners FINIS have teamed up with swimming photographer Mike Lewis of Ola Vista Photography to share some behind the scenes…

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4 Ways to Prepare Outside of Training for a Championship Meet

Courtesy of BridgeAthletic: With college conference championship season in full-swing, here are four ways to prepare for your championship meet.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Two Scoops Backstroke Drill

2012 Olympic medalist, Nick Thoman, explains how you can improve your catch in backstroke with the Two Scoops Backstroke Drill.

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Pool Indoor Air Quality: Why It Matters to Your Health and Performance (PART 2)

Mixing air causes corrosion in higher parts of the building, including the roof. This is usually the cause of a breeze or draft on a pool deck. This effect spreads bad air all over the place, and is intensified by the use of large fans. Look for rust around your pool. If you see any on metal components in your roof, chances are, there is mixing going on.

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Race for your Dreams: Team Speedo Feature Video

Don’t just chase your dreams—race them.

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How to Go With The Flow With Better Butterfly Body Position

The head position throughout the butterfly stroke can be a major limiting factor in your stroke. Keeping the head looking forward too much will lead to a sinking of your hips, which increases your drag in the water ultimately causing you to swim slower.

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Artificial Gills, Breath Underwater Like James Bond

James Bond fans everywhere took notice when a Korean desgin student delivered a blueprint for a device that allows you to breathe underwater.

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