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Can swimming improve your mental health? – BBC London

SWIMMER'S DAILY 1 month ago

Oct. 16, 2018— The benefits of exercise on our mental health have been well documented- but could swimming be the best sport of them all? Swim England claims that 1.4 million British adults believe that the sport…

Oct. 16, 2018— The benefits of exercise on our mental health have been well documented- but could swimming be the best sport of them all? Swim England claims that 1.4 million British adults believe that the sport…
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Why is Yoga Beneficial for Swimmers?

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 1 week ago

Oct. 13, 2018— Yoga is much more than meets the eye. Although it is a combination of mediation and stretching, it has many more benefits beyond mental health.

Oct. 13, 2018— Yoga is much more than meets the eye. Although it is a combination of mediation and stretching, it has many more benefits beyond mental health.
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Swim Mom Musings: Being a Person of Character

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 1 week ago

Oct. 11, 2018— Whether you are Olympic bound, swimming in the NCAA or just enjoying high school or summer swim, the most important ideal that you must embrace is: Be a Person of Character.

Oct. 11, 2018— Whether you are Olympic bound, swimming in the NCAA or just enjoying high school or summer swim, the most important ideal that you must embrace is: Be a Person of Character.
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Making Failure Your Friend: The Irony of Chasing Your Dreams

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 1 week ago

Oct. 11, 2018— Don't let missing your goal cause you to quit: making failure your friend is part of the process and can boost you to find your true potential.

Oct. 11, 2018— Don't let missing your goal cause you to quit: making failure your friend is part of the process and can boost you to find your true potential.
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Michael Phelps Foundation Partners on Children’s Mental Health Program

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 1 week ago
People in this story:Michael Phelps

Oct. 10, 2018— he Michael Phelps Foundation and Nemours KidsHealth.org today announced the expansion of the Foundation’s im Program offerings to incorporate mental health lessons and activities in time for World …

Oct. 10, 2018— he Michael Phelps Foundation and Nemours KidsHealth.org today announced the expansion of the Foundation’s im Program offerings to incorporate mental health lessons and activities in time for World …
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Scared of Swimming in the Ocean: Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 1 week ago

Oct. 9, 2018— SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under our “Shouts from the Stands” series. We don’t necessarily endor…

Swim.Express tweeted this: Don't fear #open #water #swimming ...

Oct. 9, 2018— SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under our “Shouts from the Stands” series. We don’t necessarily endor…

Swim.Express tweeted this: Don't fear #open #water #swimming ...

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4 Years After Choosing Not to Commit Suicide, I See How Surfing Turned Everything Around

THE INERTIA 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oct. 4, 2018— I had embraced the change and learned about balance. I had gone through what was necessary to learn and to change, including the pain, the hard times, and that night in Newport Beach.

Oct. 4, 2018— I had embraced the change and learned about balance. I had gone through what was necessary to learn and to change, including the pain, the hard times, and that night in Newport Beach.
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A Letter to the Practice Swimmer

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oct. 4, 2018— Tired of being the swimmer who works hard in practice but can’t rise to the occasion in competition? I got you.

Oct. 4, 2018— Tired of being the swimmer who works hard in practice but can’t rise to the occasion in competition? I got you.
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Today is the Most Important Day of Your Taper Meet

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oct. 4, 2018— The sport of swimming is wrought with the tantalizing, unforgiving mentality that it rests on a few central days during the taper meet.

Oct. 4, 2018— The sport of swimming is wrought with the tantalizing, unforgiving mentality that it rests on a few central days during the taper meet.
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oct. 3, 2018— Love is not always easy and doesn't always feel good. What happens when you fall out of love? Sometimes, swimming is a love-hate relationship.

Oct. 3, 2018— Love is not always easy and doesn't always feel good. What happens when you fall out of love? Sometimes, swimming is a love-hate relationship.
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How to Stay Hyper-Focused All Season Long

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oct. 2, 2018— The swim season is a long haul. Here’s a way to keep your focus (and motivation) tight all year long.

Oct. 2, 2018— The swim season is a long haul. Here’s a way to keep your focus (and motivation) tight all year long.
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Time Management Tips for Student Athletes

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oct. 1, 2018— Time management is important for balancing academics and athletics. Here are seven simple tips to help you have your best year.

Swim.Express tweeted this: Time management tips for #swimmers ...

Oct. 1, 2018— Time management is important for balancing academics and athletics. Here are seven simple tips to help you have your best year.

Swim.Express tweeted this: Time management tips for #swimmers ...

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How Beloit College Swim and Dive is Shattering Swimming Stereotypes

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 28, 2018— Swimming has its own stereotypes and expectations just like any other, but Beloit College Swim and Dive is determined to bust these labels.

Sept. 28, 2018— Swimming has its own stereotypes and expectations just like any other, but Beloit College Swim and Dive is determined to bust these labels.
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Swimming for Six Seconds of Happiness

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 28, 2018— When winning only brings six seconds of happiness, maybe it is time to change the focus. Here's the story of a prodigal age grouper with perspective.

Swim.Express tweeted this: Winning should bring you more than six seconds of #happiness ...

Sept. 28, 2018— When winning only brings six seconds of happiness, maybe it is time to change the focus. Here's the story of a prodigal age grouper with perspective.

Swim.Express tweeted this: Winning should bring you more than six seconds of #happiness ...

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5 Things You Can’t Control in the Pool (and What to Focus on Instead)

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 27, 2018— Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance in training and competition a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.

Sept. 27, 2018— Are you spending your energy and focus on the right things in the water? Give your performance in training and competition a boost by investing your effort in the right areas.
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There Are No Heroes in September

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 27, 2018— There is nothing quite like a new something, especially a new swim season. Be sure to remember that there are no heroes in September: build your base.

Sept. 27, 2018— There is nothing quite like a new something, especially a new swim season. Be sure to remember that there are no heroes in September: build your base.
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Coaching and Mental Health with Matt Kredich

SWIMMER'S DAILY 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Sept. 26, 2018— University of Tennessee head coach Matt Kredich discusses coaching and mental health.

Sept. 26, 2018— University of Tennessee head coach Matt Kredich discusses coaching and mental health.
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Dealing with Depression with Allison Schmitt

SWIMMER'S DAILY 1 month, 3 weeks ago
People in this story:Allison Schmitt

Sept. 26, 2018— Allison Schmitt opens up about her struggle with depression and where she is now in her mental health journey.

Sept. 26, 2018— Allison Schmitt opens up about her struggle with depression and where she is now in her mental health journey.
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Mental Health for Athletes with Stacy Michael

SWIMMER'S DAILY 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 26, 2018— Stacy Michael-Miller of USA Swimming discusses the importance of mental health for athletes.

Sept. 26, 2018— Stacy Michael-Miller of USA Swimming discusses the importance of mental health for athletes.
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7 Things Swimmers Can Learn from Nick Saban’s “How Good Do You Want to Be”

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 26, 2018— What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.

Sept. 26, 2018— What can an elite college football coach teach swimmers about perseverance, mental toughness, and swimming faster than ever? Lots.
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How to Prepare for the Moments in the Pool When Things *Really* Hurt

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sept. 25, 2018— We all experience it at one point or another in training and competition: the moment where our shoulders and legs lock up and we die. Here’s how to be mentally prepared to conquer that moment.

Swim.Express tweeted this: Here's how to push through #swimming pain ...

Sept. 25, 2018— We all experience it at one point or another in training and competition: the moment where our shoulders and legs lock up and we die. Here’s how to be mentally prepared to conquer that moment.

Swim.Express tweeted this: Here's how to push through #swimming pain ...

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5 Ways This Mental Training Book Will Rock Your Chlorinated Socks Off

SWIMSWAM 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Sept. 23, 2018— Wanna take your swimming and your mindset to the next level this season? This book will help you do just that.

Sept. 23, 2018— Wanna take your swimming and your mindset to the next level this season? This book will help you do just that.
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Thinking About Pain – Part 2

MEDITERRA SWIM - TOTAL IMMERSION OPEN WATER SPECIALIST 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Sept. 22, 2018— This discussion is continued from Part 1… The Aging Dilemma For those chasing medals and records and recognition – a reward now – it is acceptable, even required it seems, to take…

Sept. 22, 2018— This discussion is continued from Part 1… The Aging Dilemma For those chasing medals and records and recognition – a reward now – it is acceptable, even required it seems, to take…
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Olympian Hannah Miley talks about overcoming her ‘huge’ fears in Aberdeen charity event

SWIMMER'S DAILY 2 months ago
People in this story:Hannah Miley

Sept. 19, 2018— With the tank plunged into darkness, alarms sounding, and wind and waves pounding at her, Olympian swimmer Hannah Miley was forced to face her greatest fear. The Commonwealth gold medalist is no st…

Sept. 19, 2018— With the tank plunged into darkness, alarms sounding, and wind and waves pounding at her, Olympian swimmer Hannah Miley was forced to face her greatest fear. The Commonwealth gold medalist is no st…
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4 Crucial Goals to Set for Your Best Season Yet

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 2 months ago

Sept. 18, 2018— Setting goals at the beginning of a season will help keep swimmers mentally on track and stay motivated during the long months that span over half the year.

Sept. 18, 2018— Setting goals at the beginning of a season will help keep swimmers mentally on track and stay motivated during the long months that span over half the year.
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How swimming in cold water could treat depression

BIG THINK 2 months ago

Sept. 17, 2018— The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.

Sept. 17, 2018— The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.
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Michael Phelps on managing depression: “It’s OK to not be OK”

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People in this story:Michael Phelps

Sept. 17, 2018— Swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history. He has gone to five Olympic Games and won consecutively. Phelps joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his water conservat…

Sept. 17, 2018— Swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history. He has gone to five Olympic Games and won consecutively. Phelps joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his water conservat…
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Thinking About Pain – Part 1

MEDITERRA SWIM - TOTAL IMMERSION OPEN WATER SPECIALIST 2 months ago

Sept. 15, 2018— What is pain? We all know what it is, but yet it’s a hard word to define both precisely and broadly enough to cover all the ways we experience it. There is good pain and bad pain. There is ph…

Sept. 15, 2018— What is pain? We all know what it is, but yet it’s a hard word to define both precisely and broadly enough to cover all the ways we experience it. There is good pain and bad pain. There is ph…
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Can cold water swimming treat depression?

SWIMMER'S DAILY 2 months ago

Sept. 15, 2018— Jumping into the sea in winter is the most alive and present I ever feel. I get in fast – a dangerous approach if you’re a beginner – when the cold shock response provokes an unco…

Sept. 15, 2018— Jumping into the sea in winter is the most alive and present I ever feel. I get in fast – a dangerous approach if you’re a beginner – when the cold shock response provokes an unco…
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Mental Health for College Athletes – Ways to Focus on Mental Wellness

SWIMSWAM 2 months, 1 week ago

Sept. 13, 2018— According to the National Alliance on Mental Health 30% of college students experience down periods where they find it difficult to function. For this reason taking proactive steps to address your …

Sept. 13, 2018— According to the National Alliance on Mental Health 30% of college students experience down periods where they find it difficult to function. For this reason taking proactive steps to address your …
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Could cold water swimming help treat depression?

THE GUARDIAN 2 months, 1 week ago

Sept. 13, 2018— 24-year-old who reduced her medication while swimming weekly in open water was drug-and symptom-free within four months.

Sept. 13, 2018— 24-year-old who reduced her medication while swimming weekly in open water was drug-and symptom-free within four months.
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Which Comes First, the Smile or the Fast Swim?

SWIMSWAM 2 months, 1 week ago

Sept. 13, 2018— A fast swim by either male or female swimmers will nearly always result in a big smile. It should. But which came first, the good swim or the smile?

Sept. 13, 2018— A fast swim by either male or female swimmers will nearly always result in a big smile. It should. But which came first, the good swim or the smile?
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Olympian Missy Franklin On Swimming’s Highs And Lows, Then Facing Depression

SWIMMER'S DAILY 2 months, 1 week ago
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Sept. 11, 2018— Missy Franklin was the golden girl of the 2012 London Olympics. Night after night, she stood in the spotlight, her broad swimmer’s shoulders draped in medals and her impossibly bright smile dazzlin…

Sept. 11, 2018— Missy Franklin was the golden girl of the 2012 London Olympics. Night after night, she stood in the spotlight, her broad swimmer’s shoulders draped in medals and her impossibly bright smile dazzlin…
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Olympian Missy Franklin On Swimming's Highs And Lows, Then Facing Depression

COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO 2 months, 1 week ago
People in this story:Missy Franklin

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Stephanie Gilmore Talks With Us About the Intense Pressure in Chasing Title Number 7

THE INERTIA 2 months, 1 week ago
People in this story:Stephanie Gilmore

Sept. 9, 2018— If Gilmore wins a world title this year, she'll tie Layne Beachley for most all time.

Sept. 9, 2018— If Gilmore wins a world title this year, she'll tie Layne Beachley for most all time.
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Swimming World Presents "Goldminds: Setting Goals and How to Achieve Them"

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 2 months, 1 week ago

Sept. 8, 2018— Exchange your hopes for “actions,” trade in your wishes for “commitment” and swap your dreams for “goals”—and you’ll be on your way to realizing your full potential!

Sept. 8, 2018— Exchange your hopes for “actions,” trade in your wishes for “commitment” and swap your dreams for “goals”—and you’ll be on your way to realizing your full potential!
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NCAA Swimmers: How to Mentally Approach the Upcoming Season

SWIMSWAM 2 months, 2 weeks ago
People in this story:Caeleb Dressel

Sept. 5, 2018— “What’s your mental approach for the upcoming season?”

Sept. 5, 2018— “What’s your mental approach for the upcoming season?”
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Shout from the Stands: Is There Something Wrong With Me?

SWIMSWAM 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Sept. 5, 2018— At times, you may feel like you are the worst swimmer on your team. You think that there must be something wrong with you. You are putting in the work just like they are, but you aren’t seeing the …

Sept. 5, 2018— At times, you may feel like you are the worst swimmer on your team. You think that there must be something wrong with you. You are putting in the work just like they are, but you aren’t seeing the …
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SEC Champion Maddy Banic Opens Up About Mental Health

SWIMSWAM 2 months, 2 weeks ago
People in this story:Maddy Banic

Sept. 5, 2018— In a blog post on Tuesday, Banic explained being taken away in an ambulance from the 2017 NCAA Championships and her absence from the Tennessee roster for the first-half of last season.

Sept. 5, 2018— In a blog post on Tuesday, Banic explained being taken away in an ambulance from the 2017 NCAA Championships and her absence from the Tennessee roster for the first-half of last season.
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Swimming World Presents "Before the Beep with Allison Schmitt"

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 2 months, 2 weeks ago
People in this story:Allison Schmitt | Annie Grevers | Bob Bowman

Sept. 4, 2018— Swimming World presents "Before the Beep with Allison Schmitt," featuring a closer look at how Schmitt mentally prepares for her races.

Sept. 4, 2018— Swimming World presents "Before the Beep with Allison Schmitt," featuring a closer look at how Schmitt mentally prepares for her races.
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21 Things You Can Learn from the Best Swimmers on the Planet

SWIMSWAM 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Sept. 4, 2018— Want to take things to the next level this season? Learn from the best swimmers in the sport past and present.

Sept. 4, 2018— Want to take things to the next level this season? Learn from the best swimmers in the sport past and present.
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Survival Mode – Trailer

SWIMMER'S DAILY 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Sept. 3, 2018— The trailer for Survival Mode, a documentary following the career of Rina Krupsky, a Wisconsin swimmer. Through testimony, experimental documentation, and archival footage, Rina tells us her origin…

Sept. 3, 2018— The trailer for Survival Mode, a documentary following the career of Rina Krupsky, a Wisconsin swimmer. Through testimony, experimental documentation, and archival footage, Rina tells us her origin…
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Iranian women swim to freedom in Toronto play

SWIMMER'S DAILY 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Sept. 3, 2018— Women in Iran cannot swim in public in the presence of men, or compete internationally. In Jaber Ramezani’s play Swim Team, being staged in Toronto, the characters use their imagination to be…

Sept. 3, 2018— Women in Iran cannot swim in public in the presence of men, or compete internationally. In Jaber Ramezani’s play Swim Team, being staged in Toronto, the characters use their imagination to be…
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Swimming: Schooling set for next phase in swimming career

THESTAR.COM.MY 2 months, 2 weeks ago
People in this story:Joseph Schooling

Aug. 31, 2018— THE hardest lap for any swimmer is usually the one coming home.

Aug. 31, 2018— THE hardest lap for any swimmer is usually the one coming home.
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Understanding What a Healthy Competitive Mindset Is for Surfing

THE INERTIA 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Aug. 29, 2018— The most significant challenge in competitive surfing is the pressure. Once an athlete starts chasing a title there is a change of behavior and by extension, performance.

Aug. 29, 2018— The most significant challenge in competitive surfing is the pressure. Once an athlete starts chasing a title there is a change of behavior and by extension, performance.
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How to Get Started with Mental Training This Season

SWIMSWAM 3 months ago

Aug. 22, 2018— Looking to get started with mental training but don’t know where to start? Here’s a 3-point plan for getting seriously mentally tough this year. Are you satisfied with your performance in training?…

Aug. 22, 2018— Looking to get started with mental training but don’t know where to start? Here’s a 3-point plan for getting seriously mentally tough this year. Are you satisfied with your performance in training?…
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What Losing Swimming Taught Me

SWIMSWAM 3 months ago

Aug. 20, 2018— While it feels like it will be impossible to let go of this part of my life, I know that part of me will always be a swimmer, no matter how long it’s been since I dove off the block.

Aug. 20, 2018— While it feels like it will be impossible to let go of this part of my life, I know that part of me will always be a swimmer, no matter how long it’s been since I dove off the block.
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Swimming: Michael Phelps reveals that he still has moments of depression

MARCA IN ENGLISH 3 months ago
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Aug. 18, 2018— After a history full of records and sporting achievements, Michael Phelps acknowledged in an interview that at times he still suffers from depression....

Aug. 18, 2018— After a history full of records and sporting achievements, Michael Phelps acknowledged in an interview that at times he still suffers from depression....
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Girl overcomes fear of swimming thanks to program partially funded by Wyndham Championship

MYFOX8.COM 3 months ago

Aug. 15, 2018— GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Zoe Thomas has spent much of her summer going to the pool and swimming with her brother and sister. “I like to do all sorts of tricks,” she said. The rising Guilford County fourth-grade student has come a long way from once being afraid to even put her face underwater. “Scared, you don't even want to try and hold your nose,” she said.

Aug. 15, 2018— GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Zoe Thomas has spent much of her summer going to the pool and swimming with her brother and sister. “I like to do all sorts of tricks,” she said. The rising Guilford County fourth-grade student has come a long way from once being afraid to even put her face underwater. “Scared, you don't even want to try and hold your nose,” she said.
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Four Reasons Why Being The Underdog Can Be a Good Thing

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 3 months, 1 week ago
People in this story:Bryan Kramer | Jason Lezak | Nick Pecoraro

Aug. 15, 2018— Underdogs shouldn't feel ashamed. Here are four qualities that really draw out why you shouldn’t be ashamed of being an underdog.

Aug. 15, 2018— Underdogs shouldn't feel ashamed. Here are four qualities that really draw out why you shouldn’t be ashamed of being an underdog.
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Elgin YMCA Pelicans exceed expectations at swimming championship

DAILY HERALD 3 months, 1 week ago

Aug. 12, 2018— After a fun and successful fall season, the Elgin Pelicans finished the summer season strong with an 11th-place finish (out of 30 teams) in the YMCA Long Course Championship.

Aug. 12, 2018— After a fun and successful fall season, the Elgin Pelicans finished the summer season strong with an 11th-place finish (out of 30 teams) in the YMCA Long Course Championship.
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Shark Attacks: Social Media Sparks Fear, Experts Say

SOUTHAMPTON, NY PATCH 3 months, 1 week ago

Aug. 12, 2018— With two kids bitten by sharks off Fire Island and a shark seen in the bay in the Hamptons, is it safe to go in the water? Find out here.

Aug. 12, 2018— With two kids bitten by sharks off Fire Island and a shark seen in the bay in the Hamptons, is it safe to go in the water? Find out here.
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Letting Go of Expectations

SWIMSWAM 3 months, 4 weeks ago

July 25, 2018— Is it better to go into a meet expecting certain results or not expecting certain results? Is it beneficial to approach competition expecting yourself to achieve a specific outcome or to let go of …

July 25, 2018— Is it better to go into a meet expecting certain results or not expecting certain results? Is it beneficial to approach competition expecting yourself to achieve a specific outcome or to let go of …
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Disappointed But Not Disheartened: 3 Ways to Move Forward After a Tough Season Finale

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 3 months, 4 weeks ago
People in this story:Jamie Kolar | Matt Grevers | Michael Phelps

July 24, 2018— What happens when the end of the season does not go according to plan? Here are three ways to keep the heart of a champion after a disheartened season.

July 24, 2018— What happens when the end of the season does not go according to plan? Here are three ways to keep the heart of a champion after a disheartened season.
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Max Scherzer doesn’t fear hitters or swimming with sharks

NEW YORK POST 4 months, 1 week ago

July 15, 2018— All-Star Nationals hurler Max Scherzer takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Describe your mentality when you’re on the mound. A: Just a balance of everything that I’m t…

July 15, 2018— All-Star Nationals hurler Max Scherzer takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Describe your mentality when you’re on the mound. A: Just a balance of everything that I’m t…
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5 Mental Toughness Lessons from Olympic Champ Kieren Perkins

SWIMSWAM 4 months, 1 week ago

July 11, 2018— Kieren Perkins was the dominant distance swimmer of the 1990s, with multiple world records and Olympic gold medals to prove it. Here’s the legend’s advice on how swimmers can get mentally tough.…

July 11, 2018— Kieren Perkins was the dominant distance swimmer of the 1990s, with multiple world records and Olympic gold medals to prove it. Here’s the legend’s advice on how swimmers can get mentally tough.…
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Swimming World Presents "Goldminds: Understanding Motivation"

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 4 months, 2 weeks ago

July 8, 2018— Swimming World presents "Goldminds: Understanding Motivation," a closer examination at understanding why you swim.

July 8, 2018— Swimming World presents "Goldminds: Understanding Motivation," a closer examination at understanding why you swim.
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Lane Synergy Can Lead to a World of Change

SWIMSWAM 4 months, 2 weeks ago

July 7, 2018— It’s a wonder how we overlook awareness of other swimmers as an opportunity for self-improvement.

July 7, 2018— It’s a wonder how we overlook awareness of other swimmers as an opportunity for self-improvement.
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Ashton Smith Wins Gold in 100 Fly and With Mindset

SWIMSWAM 4 months, 2 weeks ago

July 6, 2018— Ashton Smith’s interview reflects a winning mindset and infectiously positive attitude.

July 6, 2018— Ashton Smith’s interview reflects a winning mindset and infectiously positive attitude.
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How to Not Let Expectations Crush You

SWIMSWAM 4 months, 3 weeks ago

June 28, 2018— In this video, I talk about the ways which you can best approach handling expectations so that they don’t crush down on you and negatively affect your ability to perform in the pool.

June 28, 2018— In this video, I talk about the ways which you can best approach handling expectations so that they don’t crush down on you and negatively affect your ability to perform in the pool.
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Embracing the Mindset of a Summer League Swimmer

SWIMSWAM 4 months, 3 weeks ago

June 26, 2018— You’re 7 years old, and your alarm sounds at 8:30AM on a sunny summer day. You eagerly hop out of bed, eat a hearty breakfast, grab your swim gear and ride your bike to your local outdoor pool. Pra…

June 26, 2018— You’re 7 years old, and your alarm sounds at 8:30AM on a sunny summer day. You eagerly hop out of bed, eat a hearty breakfast, grab your swim gear and ride your bike to your local outdoor pool. Pra…
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How to Mentally Cope with Races You Fear

SWIMSWAM 5 months ago

June 21, 2018— There’s no shame or weakness in admitting you fear a particular race. Utilizing ways of coping with races you fear so that you can mitigate that fear and be your best is absolutely essential.

June 21, 2018— There’s no shame or weakness in admitting you fear a particular race. Utilizing ways of coping with races you fear so that you can mitigate that fear and be your best is absolutely essential.
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Shouts from the Stands: The Reality of Athlete Burnout

SWIMSWAM 5 months ago

June 19, 2018— SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under our “Shouts from the Stands” series. We don’t necessarily endor…

June 19, 2018— SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under our “Shouts from the Stands” series. We don’t necessarily endor…
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What You Believe Will Make You Freeze

EFFORTLESS SWIMMING 5 months ago

June 19, 2018— This week’s podcast is an informal one; I talk to you about the importance of your beliefs in relation to your mindset. Over time, it has come to my attention that there is something holding back a majority of swimmers, and that is their beliefs. Whether it be something they see another swimmer do and …

June 19, 2018— This week’s podcast is an informal one; I talk to you about the importance of your beliefs in relation to your mindset. Over time, it has come to my attention that there is something holding back a majority of swimmers, and that is their beliefs. Whether it be something they see another swimmer do and …
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Comeback Kid: How Skyler Fish Overcame Injury to Serve His Tea

SWIMMING WORLD NEWS 5 months ago

June 18, 2018— Injuries can end athletic careers and leave swimmers feeling hopeless and defeated. However, Skyler Fish was able to rise above injury for a higher purpose.

June 18, 2018— Injuries can end athletic careers and leave swimmers feeling hopeless and defeated. However, Skyler Fish was able to rise above injury for a higher purpose.

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