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USA Swimming and Streamline Brands Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 11:26:58 AM by Streamline Brands in Streamline Brands, in USA Swimming, in learning to swim, in competitive swimming, in Swimming Community

A partnership focused on growth and development of grassroot swimming opportunities in the U.S.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.USA Swimming, the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of swimming in the U.S., and Streamline Brands, a leading franchisor of swim school concepts, today announced a multi-year partnership focused on creating more swimming programs across the country and transitioning a greater number of athletes from learn to swim programs to recreational and competitive swimming.

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Case Study: Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 10:21:43 PM by Laura Dravenstott in open water swimming, in triathlete, in Healthy benefits, in Swimming Community

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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Define Success

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 5:53:39 PM by Laura Dravenstott in U.S. Swimming National Championships, in Missy Franklin, in success, in competitive swimming, in Swimming Community

“It’s one thing to inspire all these little girls by winning a bunch of medals. That’s easy. But it’s another thing entirely to be an inspiration when things aren’t exactly going your way.”

Missy Franklin, Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

Few people describe winning a bunch of medals, especially gold medals, as Missy did at the 2012 London Olympics, as “easy.” It’s difficult to win a race at any meet, let alone in the most competitive swim meet in the world. Despite the difficulty and the rarity of winning or setting a record, the swimming world and American culture as a whole glorify winning, setting records, making PR’s, sustaining dominance. A definition of success based on fast times and victories can be seductive but also dangerous to a swimmer’s well-being, as Isabelle Robuck explains in “Defining Success Beyond Fast Times and Medals Just Might Save Your Swimming Career (and Life)”.

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Top 5 things I learned from U.S. Swimming Nationals

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 6:27:28 PM by Karin Olmsted in Swimming Community, in olympian, in competitive swimming, in U.S. Swimming National Championships

On the return to “desk -life” from the “deck-life” after a week in Irvine, CA, watching US Swimming Nationals, I reflected on five life-long and valued lessons that swimming has imparted to me.

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Missy Franklin Gives Heartfelt Interview After U.S. Nationals Swim Meet

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 1:07:57 PM by SwimLabs in U.S. Swimming National Championships, in Missy Franklin, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in olympian, in freestyle

SwimSwam interviews an emotional Missy Franklin still determined and focused on Tokyo 2020!

As a 5-time Olympic gold medalist who has broken multiple world records during her swimming career, Missy Franklin has had to face the pressure and expectations that go along with being one of the sport's swimming superstars. It was also her first time swimming in a U.S. meet since 2016. She trained and swam hard but finished at a disappointing 17th and 19th place in the 100 (55.33) and 200 free (1:59.25). In an interview after her races, Missy showed she was not going to let this performance deter her from higher aspirations and displayed a warrior's spirit and an inspiring level of professionalism even through a sometimes shaky voice.

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