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Watching the protests throughout the country, and here in Seattle, over the last few days has made me go through a lot of emotions. I am proud of those who have peacefully protested and made their voices heard, I am saddened by the violence that has occurred during some of the protests. Racial inequity has been around for too many years, maybe this time a change will finally be made. Olympic Cascade Aquatics understands that there are families that have experienced some type of racial injustice in their lives. Whether...

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Nutrients to Help Your Body Recover After Intense Training By Chris Rosenbloom//Contributor As restrictions ease and swimmers get back to intense training, what nutrients help your body recover after a long, hard work out? Let’s break it down, starting with the most essential nutrient, water. That’s right, water is a nutrient, although we often think only of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals when identifying nutrients. We lose water all day long and that loss increases during physical activity. For most of us, drinking water and other beverages, along with...

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Take Action to Maintain Sanity and Conditioning During Covid-19 By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com As you're all too painfully aware, we're continuing to go through an incredibly challenging, unprecedented time in our country and world right now. Nothing is as it used to be! Everything has changed! As a swimmer, you probably haven't been in the pool for a month or more. Your schooling has been moved to online. You can't easily hang out with your friends. You have to get creative to keep some semblance of physical conditioning going, and...

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Work on Your Mindset By Olivier Poirier-Leroy//Contirbutor | Friday, April 17, 2020 With pools closed and swim meets canceled, there is a remarkable lack of chlorine in the air. My swim bag has never been drier, my hair has never less chlorine-damaged, and I am having swimming dreams on a nearly nightly basis. But although we are all experiencing some kind of withdrawal from the pool, and we are all limited in the kind of physical training we can do, there is...

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Attitude is Everything: Managing the Stress and Uncertainty of Covid-19 By Dr. Alan Goldberg//competitivedge.com | Monday, April 13, 2020 We are all living in unbelievably stressful and uncertain times while this virus wreaks havoc on what we used to know as our “normal.” Unfortunately there is no normal now. Schools have been closed. Swim seasons cancelled. Pools are shut down, along with gyms and just about everything else. You can't hang out with your friends. You can't go out to eat. And the message we're all getting loud and clear...

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National Teamers Find Training Alternatives During COVID-19 Quarantine By Mike Watkins//Contributor | Monday, April 6, 2020 Editor’s Note: The following is a story about what some U.S. National Team athletes are doing to train during the COVID-19 epidemic. Each of the swimmers featured are aged 18 and over and are professional-level athletes. Any training should be done under adult supervision and under state and local guidelines and laws for Covid-19. We’ve all been adjusting to the new normal caused by social distancing and quarantines as a result of COVID-19. For...

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From the SwimSwam website... BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY When Adam Peaty got behind the blocks for the final of the 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympics, he felt calm. Although there are thousands of people in the stands, millions at home watching, and the expectations and pressure that come with being the world record holder, Peaty is composed. He is ready. READ MORE

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From the USA Swimming website... By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com Swimming – like life – is always loaded with the “uncontrollable.” That is, there are always things in this sport that you have no direct control over – how big, strong and fast your opponents are; how your taper went; dealing with a nagging injury; how you did in your last event; if you'll get the time you want; how you felt in warmup; whether your coach or parents might be disappointed in you if you swim poorly – the list...

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BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY Tom Dolan is two years ahead of schedule. The lanky 18-year old has been showing signs of greatness, and his coaches, including Jon Urbanchek at Michigan, expect big things for the IM and freestyle specialist in two years at the Atlanta Olympics. But apparently Dolan doesn’t feel like waiting READ MORE

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by WAYNE GOLDSMITH Can’t Swim? Can’t Gym? Coronavirus-crunched on all sides? Ask not what you can’t do but what you CAN do. Here are 25 things You CAN Do While Training and Racing Are on Hold – from Wayne Goldsmith, exclusively for Swimming World. READ MORE