A Swimmer's life

29 May 2019

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6 signs you’ve met your swim BFF

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Over the years as a competitive swimmer, you tend to amass a close circle of friends on the pool deck. Because they are your team mates and fellow athletes, they understand your daily woes and triumphs. And while it’s always

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14 February 2019

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12 catchy pick up lines that will make a swimmer crazy for you!

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Valentine’s day is quickly approaching, so naturally love is in the air! More specifically for swimmers, love is in the chlorine-scented, stuffy, often poorly-ventilated air of the pool deck. Whether you’re crushing on a team mate, dating a fellow swimmer,

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8 February 2019

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4 tips about overcoming failure

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All dreamers make mistakes. Overcoming failure helps make your dreams come true. Every sportsperson has a dream. In “technical jargon”, this dream is called a goal. The bigger the dream, the more dedication it takes to achieve it. The more

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19 November 2018

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4 skills that swimmers perfect that are seemingly unrelated to swimming

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Over the years as an athlete, you develop a skill set that is unique to your sport. Fast transitions from one stroke to another, precise flip turns, and efficient stroke rates are just a few swim-related examples. However, there is

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13 April 2018

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What does it mean to be the parent of an athlete?

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Often, while waiting to start my workouts, I stop to notice how the people on the side of the pool observe the lessons and what’s going on in the pool. Next to me, with tired but satisfied facial expressions, sit

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14 March 2018

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3 Top Swimmer *facepalm* Moments

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In the vocabulary of real-everyday-normal-people lingo, a ‘facepalm’ refers to those moments in life where the only plausible reaction you have is to bring the palm of your hand to your forehead in exasperation. It’s that ‘Oh my gosh, I

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24 January 2018

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Short Course or Long Course, which side are you on?

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It’s official – we have welcomed in the new year, and with it the next portion of the swim season: the *dramatic pause* long course season. For some athletes, those three words cue the ‘Jaws’ theme song, haunting them as

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18 January 2018

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The worst enemy of all swimmers

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If I would ask you what your biggest enemy in the pool is, what would you answer? Who do you think of if I tell you to think of your antagonist of swimming?  For many of you the answer might

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13 December 2017

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4 swim questions that would confuse the general public

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Every culture has its own unique language and shorthand. Swimming is no different, but the terms that we use on an everyday basis become so second nature to us that it can be easy to forget that they tend to

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14 November 2017

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10 things swimmers have in common with Stranger Things

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1. They know the importance of teammates via GIPHY 2. Sticky locker rooms. via GIPHY 3. The difficulty with communication. Especially when you are underwater and the coach is speaking. via GIPHY 4. Shadow Monster (mind flayer): AKA The Coach

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