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Ireland Selects 20 Swimmers for European Championships with Relay Goals in Mind
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May 10, 2021 — National Performance Director Jon Rudd says Ireland has "one purpose" at the European Championships: qualifying relays for the Olympics (above - Brendan Hyland).

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Olympic Silver Medallist O’Connor To Decide On Her “Next Steps” After Missing GB Trials
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 7, 2021 — Olympic 200IM silver medallist Siobhan O'Connor has ended a career that has encompassed Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth medals.

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Ryan Hoffer Explains Transition from Taper Swimmer to In-Season Stud
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Feb. 22, 2021 — Hoffer admits that when he came to Cal, he wasn't the best in-season swimmer, focusing much more on swimming well once he had a good rest under his belt
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Ryan Hoffer Explains Transition from Taper Swimmer to In-Season Stud

0:00 Intro1:28 Racing Suited & Unsuited vs. USC in January7:13 Becoming a good In-season swimmer13:47 Breaking down "COVID Winter Training"19:37 Backyard Wor...

  
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Self Motivation Made Simple
no one can motivate me the way I can motivate myself...
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Jan. 21, 2021 — Whenever I have thought during practice “Why am I doing so poorly,” it has shaken my self-confidence for the rest of the day. I start to question my abilities, my determination and my will to contribute to the team. Going through 8 years of an individual sport has lead me to this conclusion; no one can motivate me the way I can motivate myself. In swimming the only person I can listen to (other than my coaches) is myself. So what do you do when you are being hard on yourself, and you feel that you are not able to live up to your expectations? In this post, I want to highlight five di ...
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@SwimXps  Need more #swimming motivation?
  
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An Honest Sport: 15 Truths About Swimming
Swimming isn’t like any other sport...
The clock never lies...
and more...
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 19, 2021 — 15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and have time to reflect. Here are 15 very real and very honest truths about swimming: 1. Swimming isn’t like any other sport, so don’t expect it to be. Swimming is unique for many reasons and is truly unlike any other sport. You don’t get a timeout in the middle of your 400 IM, no matter how bad ...
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@SwimXps  True that #swimming #truths ...
  
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An Age Old Debate in Swimming: Team or Individual Sport?
Embodies both the individual and the team ...
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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@SwimXps  The age old question: Is #swimming an individual or team sport?
@GoodbyeChlorine Is #swimming an individual or team sport?
  
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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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Olympic swimmer hopes his battle with depression can help others

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 an...

@SwimXps  Even Olympic #swimmers battle #depression ...
  
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Beijing's winter swimmers shrug off record lows
Minus eleven Celsius (-12 Fahrenheit) ...
15 swimmers jumped into icy outdoor waters ...
"The colder it is, the more you want to swim."
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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.
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@SwimXps  Icy #swimming in Beijing.
@GoodbyeChlorine Cold water #swimming anyone? Here's what some are doing in Beijing.
  
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The Positive Effects of Swimming On the Brain
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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 ...
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@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 ...
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@SwimXps  A good habit: finish strong #swimming
@GoodbyeChlorine This is good advice for #swimming and in life #finish #strong
  
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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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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!
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@SwimXps  If you enjoy cold-water #swimming, check out this video
  
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Sarah Sjostrom & Therese Alshammar Will Make Race Returns This Week in Canet
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May 31, 2021 — Olympic gold medalist Sarah Sjostrom had already announced her plan to return from injury in Canet, but the presence of 43-year old Therese Alshammar is a surprise.

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