Motivational Quotes All Swimmers Should Live By

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

This is literal when swimming butterfly, you better float not sink!

Collect memories, not times.

You won’t remember the times you went 30 years from now, so create the moments that will last a lifetime. … Read More

10 Things You Will ALWAYS Hear at a Summer Leauge Meet

Mom/Dad I need money for snacks.

Now is the perfect time to get rid of all your unwanted loose change.

We got spirit, yes we do! We got spirit, how ’bout you!?

This is how you start an infinite cheer battle.

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What to Expect as a “Swammer”

“Swammer” is your new title after finishing your career of endless practices and chlorine burn. Here are some things to notice once you retire the cap and goggles:

You actually have eyebrows.

As a swimmer it was completely normal to have bleached brows, but those facial caterpillars will soon grow back. … Read More

How to Pack for a Swim Meet

Summer meets are just around the corner so here are some must-have items to pack in your bag before the big day:

  1. Extra cap & goggles

    These are bound to be misplaced. Maybe even pack a back-up suit since they can tear.

  2. Hoodie & dry clothes

    Storing these in the car will come in handy for those unexpected rainy summer nights. … Read More

Flawless Summer Swim Meets? No Way!

We all know that there aren’t many swim meets out there that go off without a hitch. One problem might lead to another and your meet is now 30 minutes behind schedule.

This recurring “little hitch” or other issues include anything from the lack of willing volunteers, broken equipment, and of course the unfavorable weather that happens to occur EVERY swim meet. These problems are sometimes unavoidable. Here is a list of a few issues that we all see regularly…

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Coping with the Seasonal Highs and Lows: Advice from National Team Member Tim Phillips

Every swimmer experiences the ever-so emotional seasonal highs and lows. One week, you’re on cloud nine, destroying practice and going times that you have never gone before during test sets. You’re feeling great in the water. The swim meet that you were so excited and confident for comes along… and you cannot seem to perform. Your confidence is low, and you struggle to understand what went wrong. You ask yourself how you can excel in practice but not in a meet. You’re defeated and may even think that you will not be able to get over your plateau. Luckily, you’re not alone! Many swimmers have experienced this, including National and World Team member, Tim Phillips. Tim has had his fair share of seasonal highs and lows and offers advice to motivate swimmers after a rough practice or a rough in-season performance.

 

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8 Things Swimmers Want to Hear from their Coaches

We’re excited to have you!

Whether you’re a summer league swimmer or a college stud, nothing makes you feel more at home than a warm welcome from your coach. It makes you feel like your time spent under this coach was worth every second.

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Q&A with Katie Meili: The Importance of Nutrition

As swimmers, we always want to know what will make us better or how we can make that next big movement in our swimming career. We hear about the importance of nutrition and how it helps our body recover, but we don’t always implement it in the way that we should. Many swimmer’s start eating really healthy before their big end of the season meet, and then they go crazy on the junk food and sweets during post season. Is that really what we should be doing? Katie Meili, USA Bronze Medalist in the 100 meter breaststroke at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has some advice for us on how to keep up with nutrition throughout the season!

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7 Things I Miss About Summer League

Coaches

The coaches were enthusiastic and fun, but most importantly, they wanted to make sure you were loving what you were doing. Because summer league is typically not as competitive as year-round club swimming, the coaching staff has more flexibility with their workouts and fun activities, allowing them to help swimmers develop a love for the sport.

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The Difference Between Club and College Swimming

College and club swimming… It’s all the same, right? I mean, you’re still swimming with a team, working hard, and doing fly until your shoulders are dead, what could be so different? A lot, actually, and it all comes to light after a few years into my college career.

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