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From the Swimming World website... By MEGAN TSENG As a swimmer, one of the questions I hear most is: “Why do you swim?” To any other athlete or non-swimmer, it’s definitely food for thought. Unlike other sports, swimming is largely individual and is judged by the times a swimmer achieves. While soccer and basketball players train to play games, we train to make it from one end of the pool to another. Read more >>

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From the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency website... For a #FoodFirst approach to your training, download our expert-based athlete Nutrition Guide here: https://www.usada.org/wp-content/uploads/Nutrition-Guide.pdf

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From the Swimming World website... By EVANGELIA VASILAKIS Any swimmer knows the unspoken rules of sharing a lane with other swimmers, whether it is at a meet or at practice with the familiarity of your own team. It is crucial to have lane etiquette. The lanes are small and swimmers need to be able to practice without annoying or getting in each other’s way. This is especially important when the swimmer is unfamiliar with the people they are swimming with. This happens most commonly at larger championships. It can be...

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From the Swimming World website... By CONNOR ROBERTSO We all know the qualities that employers seek out in new hires. They desire candidates who have a strong work ethic, those who are team players, those who are self-motivated—the list goes on and on. You might ask, how can a job candidate possibly live up to every personality expectation set by an employer? Well, the answer is simple: Hire a competitive swimmer, and all expectations will be blown out of the water (no pun intended). Here are five reasons why swimmers...

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the KING Family!

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From the Swimming World website... By Annika Hobson, Swimming World College Intern With the holiday season quickly approaching, college swimmers have some breaks from training with their teams. Being away from the routine of college and set practices can make it difficult to ensure you are training to your full potential. Here are some tips for how to best train over fall and winter college breaks. Read more >>

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From the Swimming World website... By Courtney Bartholomew, Swimming World College Intern It’s that time of year again. When swimmers start to become excited about a day dedicated to eating, taking a nap, and then eating again. I, for one, am really excited about Thanksgiving this year and it’s not because of the mashed potatoes. While I am unable to go home and spend the holiday weekend with my family due to swimming commitments, I have been extended an invitation to spend Thanksgiving with a former teammate’s family. To me,...

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From the Swimming World website... By ISABELLE ROBUCK Being a seasoned swimmer has its ups and downs: we know our way around any and every pool, we constantly smell of chlorine, our faces have permanent goggle marks and we can all count in fives exceptionally well. Forty-give plus 45 equals 1:30, right? Whether we like it or not, swimming becomes our identity as we form a legacy for ourselves and our career. With the territory comes unspoken codes of conduct that, when broken, can cause some dissension on the team....

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From the Swimming World website... By KRISTEN WAGNER Picture this. Your mom just made your favorite meal for dinner: Steak and potatoes! You sit down at the table, tuck a napkin into your shirt, and dig in. You’re a swimmer, after all. You need the calories. You scarf down every last morsel of the food in front of you, thank your mother for the lovely meal, and immediately step in front of a mirror. Guess what? You’re bloated. Your stomach is sticking out a little more than it usually does,...

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From the Swimming World website... By Robert Griswold In swimming, the topic of specialization of young athletes is often contentious and controversial. At the beginning of my career, I was extremely fortunate to grow up and participate in a program that put an emphasis on doing all different types of events. Read more >>