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An Age Old Debate in Swimming: Team or Individual Sport?
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 19, 2021— An Age Old Debate in Swimming: Team or Individual Sport? Think of the most riveting, competitive atmosphere you have experienced. Crowds of people, spectators, and individuals rallying behind their respective teams or favorite participants anticipating a high-stakes performance. Maybe this was at a high school basketball game or under the bright Friday night lights of a football game. But, bring your image back into the realm of swimming. Do you imagine the same atmosphere and picturesque scene or see a different image? A common debate brought up not just among members of the swimmin ...
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Olympic Swimmer Hopes His Battle With Depression Can Help Others
SWIMMER'S DAILY
Jan. 19, 2021— Almost nine years after retiring, Canadian Olympic swimmer Brent Hayden is back. The bronze medalist talks about his hopes of reaching the podium in Tokyo and shares his journey to overcome depression and how he hopes his story can help others.
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Beijing's winter swimmers shrug off record lows
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Jan. 7, 2021— Temperatures in Beijing were set to plummet to a three-decade low overnight on Wednesday, but that didn't stop a hardy group of retirees plunging into icy waters to indulge in their bracing hobby of outdoor swimming.
@SwimXps Icy #swimming in Beijing.
@GoodbyeChlorine Cold water #swimming anyone? Here's what some are doing in Beijing.
  
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Does Talent Matter?
SWIMMER'S DAILY
Jan. 6, 2021— Average talent leads to the most success, says some data – but can it be true? Does that mean that hard work is worth more than extreme talent?
@SwimXps Does talent matter more than hard work? #swimming
@GoodbyeChlorine Does hard work matter more than extreme talent? #swimming
  
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The Positive Effects of Swimming On the Brain
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
July 17, 2020— The Positive Effects of Swimming On the Brain By Alice Reeves-Turner, Swimming World College Intern. If there is one thing all swimmers (and ex-swimmers) can agree on, it is the addictive nature of swimming. We all crave the smell of chlorine on our skin, the pain of a long, hard set and the adrenaline rush that comes from every race regardless of its result. The fact that so many find it so hard to hang up the goggles is proof enough of this addiction. However, very few know why we feel this way. The answer is in science and hormones. Endorphins, the hormone which quite simply makes ...
@SwimXps #Swimming has a positive effect on the brain, here's why ...
  
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Why You Should Always Finish Strong
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July 11, 2020— Probably sounds familiar. This is one of the classic coach-isms that swimmers receive in the moments before stepping up on the blocks. But this outlook is something you should bring with you to the practice pool, too. Here’s why you should finish strong. Finish Like a Champion It’s the end of a big set, something gnarly like 30x100s on a short interval, best average, and it’s a certified fact that you are hurtin’. Legs are cement, lungs are burning, and you are questioning your choice of sport. As you begin the head-first fall into Ouchietown, your technique begins to crack, you slow ...
@SwimXps A good habit: finish strong #swimming
@GoodbyeChlorine This is good advice for #swimming and in life #finish #strong
  
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Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer feeling fast and free after coming out | CBC Sports
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March 29, 2020— Fear of the unknown was holding Markus Thormeyer back in the pool. When the Canadian swimmer told teammates he was gay, the walls he'd built up came down and Thormeyer felt liberated to swim fast.
@SwimXps #Swimming cares about one thing: Who touches the wall first.
  
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Michael Phelps Prays That Tokyo 2020 Delay Will Not Cause Spike In Sports Suicides
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 27, 2020— Michael Phelps , winner of 23 gold medals atop 28 Olympic podium places between 2004 and 2016, is praying “we don’t see an increase in athlete suicide rates because of” the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In an interview with NBC Sports, Phelps, an a dvocate for Mental Health and Wellbeing, on the back of his own depression and critic of the United States Olympic and Paraliymoic Committee , said: “I really, really hope we don’t see an increase in athlete suicide rates because of this. Because the mental health component is by far the biggest thing here. This postponement ...
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Champion's Mojo: Coronavirus Crisis Counseling Message, Episode #55
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March 17, 2020— Tune in for tips on how to stay in a positive mental place amid the disappointments and cancellations connected to coronavirus, COVID-19. Kelly Palace and Maria Parker share their advice for not feeling overwhelmed or helpless as the world takes on coronavirus and its spread. Episode Topics and Mentions Coronavirus COVID-19 Master’s degree in counseling Women’s NCAA swimming championships USA Swimming Anger Sadness Disappointment Resiliency Mononucleosis University of Virginia North Carolina State Masters Swimming Mental Training/Mindset Visualization Ending the Season on your terms ...
@SwimXps Podcast: How to stay positive amid #coronavirus disappointments
  
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Jake Newmark Sets Record as Saint Anthony’s Defends New York Boys State Title
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 11, 2020— The 2020 New York Federation Boys Swimming and Diving Championships took place on March 7 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y. Garden City’s Jake Newmark set a new meet, NYSPHSAA, and New York Federation record in the 200 free with a time of 1:35.88. Saint Anthony also broke NYSPHSAA marks in the 4×50 free relay (1:24.33) and 4×100 free relay (3:05.88). Click HERE for full results and team scores. Pittsford’s Aaron Kusch (24.87), Jacob Novozhenets (27.04), Neil Mortimer (22.26), and Liam Murphy (20.19) began the meet by winning the opening 4×50 medley relay in 1:3 ...
@SwimXps Congrats St. Anthony's and Jake Newmark, NY boy's state #swimming
  
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Adam Peaty's Tips on Developing a World-Class Mindset
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March 10, 2020— Breaststroke ace Adam Peaty has quickly attained legendary status in our sport. Here are some of his tips on how to be world-class between your ears so that you can dominate the pool, too. Adam Peaty has already cemented himself a certified legend as a competitive swimmer. In 2015 he exploded on the world scene by smashing the world record for the 100m breaststroke by nearly half a second, also becoming the first man to crack 58 seconds, swimming a superhuman 57.92. His upward trajectory didn’t sop there. The following year at the Rio Olympics he again broke the world record on his w ...
@SwimXps Adam Peaty's advice on developing a world-class mind-set #swimming
  
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Cold Water Swimming in London | Swimmer's Daily
SWIMMER'S DAILY
March 5, 2020— In today’s vlog, we head for some cold water swimming in London! I was joined by online health and fitness coach Max Lowery and mate Alex Sharp as we took a dip in 5.5c water, and I had a chat with Max about both the physical and mental benefits of cold water therapy / cold thermogenesis!
@SwimXps If you enjoy cold-water #swimming, check out this video
  
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Jack Brown Talks Move to UNC and the Psychology of a Winning Mindset (Video)
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March 4, 2020— UNC Associate Head Coach Jack Brown discusses the importance of expectations and how swimmers can best approach their goals, but without getting caught up in all the pressure.
@SwimXps Great coaching outlook by UNC head #swimming coach Jack Brown
  
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In Light of New Lawsuit, Phelps Talks USOPC's Lack of Mental Health Resources
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Feb. 12, 2020— "How long should I stay silent? I can sit here and be silent for as long as you want, because that's what I got," said Phelps to the Washington Post.
@SwimXps US Olympic organization offers no mental health resources according to Phelps #swimming
  
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Want to Be Mentally Tougher This Season? Sleep More
SWIMSWAM
Feb. 5, 2020— Mental toughness isn’t just about being more gritty than the next swimmer; it’s about taking care of yourself between practices.
@SwimXps Sleep helps cope with #swimming stress
  
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Hewlett reisdent Ethan Nus is dreaming of swimming at the 2024 Olympics
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Jan. 30, 2020— Woodmere Middle School seventh-grader and Hewlett resident Ethan Nus, 13, is a record-breaking youth swimmer who has the drive and motivation to keep improving at his craft.
@SwimXps #Dream #Big Ethan ...
  
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Tyler Austin
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Jan. 28, 2020— Nothing really comes easy for Groves High School student Tyler Austin – but then again, that's part of the record-winning swimmer's motivation.
@SwimXps Tyler Austin hopes to make the 2020 US national Paralympic #Swimming Team
  
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Canadian Olympian Emily Overholt Talks about Battle with Depression
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 10, 2020— Emily Overholt’s performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a high point in her young career. But it came at a price. Now Overholt is opening up about her struggle with depression.
@SwimXps Depression strikes Olympic athletes too. #swimming
  
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Marlborough teenager completes epic swim for mental health
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Jan. 8, 2020— George Glover still looked fresh after swimming 123km in Queen Charlotte Sound over 10 days.
  
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Tom Shields goes public with his rescue, hoping it helps save others
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Jan. 3, 2020— Tom Shields, an Olympic swimmer, was saved from a suicide attempt. Now he wants to help others with whom his message resonates.
@SwimXps Tom Shields Talks About Depression, Suicide Attempt #swimming
  

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