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35 Reasons to be Thankful You’re a Swimmer

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The Week That Was #1: 35 Reasons to be Thankful You’re a Swimmer


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By Emily Thirion

Sometimes, we all need a reminder as to why we are grateful to be swimmers. So when you feel like you’ve reached your absolute limit, here are some reasons why we are thankful for the sport.

1). Everything else in life seems a little bit easier after swimming 6,000 yards before the sun is up.

2). We can eat whatever, whenever… READ MORE…


The Week That Was #2: 7 Back to School Reminders for Student-Athletes


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By Delaney Lanker

It’s that time of year again. School is again in session. After three months of summer training, it’s back to the collegiate grind. Being a student-athlete is an amazing opportunity, but with it comes a lot of hard work and responsibility.

I’ve found that juggling my swim schedule, class work and social life is much harder in college than it was in high school, so here are a few things to remember when starting classes again this semester… READ MORE… 


The Week That Was #3: 5 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Employees

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By Connor Robertson

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 make the best employees. READ MORE…


The Week That Was #4: What I Wish I’d Known As An Age Group Swimmer


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By Temarie Tomley

After celebrating my recent birthday, I realized just how old I’ve gotten and how long I’ve been in this game. I’ve been swimming for 15 years, and in those 15 years I have learned so much. Everyone’s journey through this sport is different, and here I just want to share a little bit of what I wish I’d known when I was a young age group swimmer.

I want you to picture a girl, a little girl with multi-colored nails. She’s wearing a cap with her ears sticking out, eyes wide and a smile even wider. Her reversible suit has dolphins on it, and it’s her favorite. READ MORE…

The Week That Was #5: 18 Things Being A Competitive Swimmer Taught Me


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By Archive Team

Eat. Sleep. Swim. Repeat.

As a former competitive swimmer on a year-round swim team (I swam throughout the year, except during mid-August to early September), I hold on to countless lessons that my swimming experience has imparted. Swimming is arguably one of the hardest sports, regardless of how easy professional swimmers make it out to be. Regardless of how good a swimmer you were, all swimmers can testify that the mentality of swimming continues not only inside the pool, but also outside the water. READ MORE…

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