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From the Swimming World website... By Isabelle Robuck Staring at a black line for two hours can be pretty grueling sometimes. With long sets, the alone time gives our mind a chance to wander far beyond just swimming. Here are 12 thoughts that every swimmer has during practice! Read more >>

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From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming today released the roster for its 2019-2020 Scholastic All-America Team. Congratulations to King Aquatic Club swimmers Maya CLISE, Patrick KEOUGH, Anthony PONOMAREV, & Janelle RUDOLPH for being named to the team! This is the second year on the team for each swimmer. Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its member athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who...

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From the SwimSwam website... BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY I’m buzzing right now while writing this. Not because I had too much caffeine, or because I am excited because summer is around the corner. The reason is I had myself one of those workouts that exceeded expectations earlier this afternoon. Despite the soreness in the traps, shoulders and wherever else I can still feel things, there is a warm buzz flowing through me. You know the combo: a mental buzz of accomplishment combined with a grotesque amount of soreness and fatigue. Read...

Did you know, every meet requires a certain number of certified meet officials in order for your swimmer's times to be valid? KING is always in need of new meet officials. It is an LSC recommendation that a team have approximately one (1) certified meet official for every 10 swimmers on the team. If you have been a meet official for your summer league team, you may be a natural. Individuals interested must complete a USA Swimming training clinic to become an meet official. A background check is also required....

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From the Swimming World website... By Courtney Bartholomew When I was little I remember my dad telling me he was going to become an official for USA Swimming. I was excited to have him on deck because he would be able to cheer for me and DQ other kids swimming in my races. However, after a good laugh, he explained to me that he was not there to personally cheer me on and it was against the rules to disqualify other children if they were swimming the strokes legally. Read...

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From the Swimming World website... By Morgan Pestorius In every sport, there are certain tricks that you learn by participating. For instance, every good basketball player knows how to twirl a ball on their finger. Swimmers are no different. These are tricks every swimmer should know but your coach won’t be teaching you. You’ll have to learn on your own. Read more >>

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From the Swim Swam website... BY ZOE GREGORACE Welp, we’ve made it through six months of quarantine – but that doesn’t mean we have to keep stuffing ourselves with banana bread and sourdough (although, that was a pleasant stage, I have to admit). Despite having the luxury of my mom’s home cooked meals over the last three months, I totally missed cooking for myself. Now that I’m back in my apartment, doing my thing (AKA working from home and going on my daily walks around the neighborhood), I have been...

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From the SwimSwam website... BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY Today I am going to talk about something that seems really obvious, and yet a staggeringly small number of us do it. It’s taking a hot minute at the end of each day to sit down and break down what worked that day in the pool. Maybe it’s because it seems like a waste of time. Because you “already know.” “Of course I know what works for me. Duh, internet-swimmer-guy.” Read more >>

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From the Swimming World website... By TEMARIE TOMLEY There’s probably been several times where you’ve asked yourself “why are swimmers doing that?” I know that I’ve heard my family and even random people out in restaurants asking questions about the things swimmers do at the pool. So let’s clear some things up! Read more >>

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From the SwimSwam website... BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY One of the basics of developing a high-performance mindset in the water is self-talk. How best to sum up self-talk? It’s the narrative that you keep with yourself while bouncing from lane rope to lane rope, standing behind the block, and while in the throes of an endless number of 100’s best average. Read more >>