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FINIS Reaches Under The Sea To Raise Awareness

FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products announces the addition of two new brand ambassadors, Mermaid Kariel and Hannah Mermaid. Hannah and Kariel are joining the FINIS team to grow brand awareness through their fitness training, natural resource conservation, and underwater photography efforts.

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The History of Swimwear

“Wool was virtually the only fiber that was available. While cotton was a booming business at the time it creates a denser fiber than wool and does not have any of wool’s natural water-repelling capabilities.” (Image: Buster Crabbe, 1932 Olympic gold medalist, 400m freestyle)

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Start Reaction Drill with Claire Donahue and Adam Brown

The start is an essential part of the race, especially for the sprints. 2012 Olympic Champion Claire Donahue and Adam Brown share a reaction drill that will help you get off the blocks faster!

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Underwater High Elbow Catch: David Marsh Performance Video

David Marsh, Olympic Coach and CEO of SwimMAC Carolina, explains Underwater High Elbow Catch.

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Queens University of Charlotte and David Marsh Performance present Royals Swim Camp

Every Elite athlete works hard to achieve their goals. The best in the world have found ways to train harder, train smarter, and challenge themselves every day. Now you can experience a few days of training at an elite level, learning from Coach Jeff Dugdale, with special appearances from Olympic Coach David Marsh.

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Jolyn Fashion Photo Vault, January Lookbook

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

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History of the Swimming Pace Clock

The Palm Beach Scientific Training Group poses with the world’s first swimming pace clock at the Palm Beach rock pool north of Sydney, Australia in 1946.

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Make Practice Twice The Fun with Dolfin String Back Reversibles!

Dolfin String Back Reversibles are a great way to maximize your style and your dollar. Wear it on the print side, and watch how many compliments you get on the bold patterns!

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Becca Mann blogs (and videos) USRPT, Day 3

On day 3, Becca Mann is back with some video footage of USRPT in action, plus her thoughts on its viability as a training strategy.

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Becca Mann Blogs USRPT, Day 2

Becca Mann has now completed two days of USRPT, and has answers to some of your questions!

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Jimmy Feigen Six Kick DPS Drill

Watch, listen and learn from 2012 Silver Medalist Jimmy Feigen as he explains the Six-kick DPS drill demonstrated by two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton.

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Becca Mann Blogs USRPT: Day 1

Becca Mann, above, is spending the week with the Andrew family in Kansas and training USRPT style. See what she thought of her first Indie Swimming workout.

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How to Use the VASA Swim Trainer to Become a Smarter and Stronger Swimmer

This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.

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Dolfin Signs Olympic Medalist Haley Anderson

Anderson: “I’m excited to partner with Dolfin to make my dream of becoming a professional swimmer a reality. I loved their suits since I started swimming and I’m excited to start my journey towards the next Olympics with them.”

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What are the Advantages of Strapless Paddles

The paddle is nothing new to the swimming community. You can find a pair in just about every size and shape imaginable if you take the time to shop around. So what makes a paddle good and what makes a paddle bad?

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