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Why Sports Psychology?

Why Sports Psychology?

Why Sports Psychology?   By Jennifer Lager, Psy.D. GAME – Get A Mental Edge Often when I begin a workshop or talk, I will ask participants about how many hours they physically train per day. More and more hands go up as I ask: 1 hour, 2-4 […]

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My Journey with the VASA Swim Ergometer: In-Depth Review

My Journey with the VASA Swim Ergometer: In-Depth Review By Julia Galan As a coach and a competitive swimmer, I had always been familiar with the Vasa brand name, whose products are to be found on pool decks across the United States and around the world. And […]

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Celebrate the Season: The 5th Annual Germantown Masters Solstice Meet

Celebrate the Season: The 5th Annual Germantown Masters Solstice Meet

Celebrate the Season: The 5th Annual Germantown Masters Solstice Meet By Julia Galan It’s that time of year again! Beyond holiday parties and festive lights, getting in the holiday spirit for swimmers also means a fast short course meters meet to celebrate the season. The Germantown Maryland […]

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10 Misconceptions About Swimming

10 Misconceptions About Swimming

Ten Misconceptions About Swimming By Julia Galan As a coach and competitive swimmer, I am a die-hard proponent of the sport of swimming and will be the first to list all of the reasons for which swimming is THE best sport: total-body toning, less pressure on the joints, […]

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Streamline Swimming: A Conversation with NCAA All-American Courtney Bartholomew

Streamline Swimming: A Conversation with NCAA All-American Courtney Bartholomew

Streamline Swimming: A Conversation with NCAA All-American Courtney Bartholomew By Julia Galan At Swimspire, we love hearing stories and adventures from swimmers, coaches and teams around the world. Some of our favorites include the entrepreneurial initiatives of high-level athletes who want to stay connected to the sport, […]

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Swimspire Stories: Kurt Dickson, English Channel Swimmer

Swimspire Stories: Kurt Dickson, English Channel Swimmer Kurt Dickson is a United States Masters swimmer hailing from Glendale, Arizona who recently took on – and conquered – one of the most challenging open water swims in the world: the English Channel. Outside of the water, Kurt is an […]

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Swimspire Stories: Swim England Club Development Director Jon Keating

Swimspire Stories: Swim England Club Development Director Jon Keating In the United Kingdom, swimming is a sport with a long tradition. Swim England, England’s national governing body, is celebrating its 148th anniversary of helping people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all […]

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Shaping the Box with Coach Rebecca Richards of Yeovil Swim Club

Shaping the Box with Coach Rebecca Richards of Yeovil Swim Club

Shaping the Box with Coach Rebecca Richards Yeovil District Swimming Club Rebecca Richards is head coach at Yeovil District Swimming Club (YDSC), a small competitive swim club, based in the South West of England with 120 members ranging from 7 years old to 19. With a projection of being […]

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Swimming Training: Philosophy and Practice with Dr. Allen Stark

Swimming Training: Philosophy and Practice with Dr. Allen Stark Presenting the newest contribution by U.S. Masters swimmer Allen Stark, M.D.! In this featured article, Allen introduces his take on swimming training. Every swimmer has a training philosophy geared towards his or her individual needs, and we love […]

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Presenting the Talbot Country Club: A Conversation with Aquatic Director Amanda Cooper Adams

Presenting the Talbot Country Club: A Conversation with Aquatic Director Amanda Cooper Adams Swimspire is excited to present the Talbot Country Club, located in Easton, Maryland! We will be working with the Country Club during the summers to host specialized technique clinics and offer individual swimming consultation that provides clients with detailed […]

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