Category: A Swimmer’s life

A Swimmer's life

4 skills that swimmers perfect that are seemingly unrelated to swimming

Over the years as an athlete, you develop a skill set that is unique to your sport. Fast transitions from one stroke to another, precise flip turns, and efficient stroke …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 19 November '18 0
A Swimmer's life

What does it mean to be the parent of an athlete?

Often, while waiting to start my workouts, I stop to notice how the people on the side of the pool observe the lessons and what’s going on in the pool. …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 13 April '18 0
A Swimmer's life

3 Top Swimmer *facepalm* Moments

In the vocabulary of real-everyday-normal-people lingo, a ‘facepalm’ refers to those moments in life where the only plausible reaction you have is to bring the palm of your hand to …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 14 March '18 0
A Swimmer's life

Short Course or Long Course, which side are you on?

It’s official – we have welcomed in the new year, and with it the next portion of the swim season: the *dramatic pause* long course season. For some athletes, those …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 24 January '18 0
A Swimmer's life

The worst enemy of all swimmers

If I would ask you what your biggest enemy in the pool is, what would you answer? Who do you think of if I tell you to think of your …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 18 January '18 0
A Swimmer's life

4 swim questions that would confuse the general public

Every culture has its own unique language and shorthand. Swimming is no different, but the terms that we use on an everyday basis become so second nature to us that …

Written by: Rebecca Gillis 13 December '17 0
A Swimmer's life

10 things swimmers have in common with Stranger Things

1. They know the importance of teammates via GIPHY 2. Sticky locker rooms. via GIPHY 3. The difficulty with communication. Especially when you are underwater and the coach is speaking. …

Written by: Arena 14 November '17 0
A Swimmer's life

That race….that I never swam

We read, we talk and sometimes we write about the memories of the races we’ve been in: we describe our success stories, our fears, the events and the unexpected circumstances …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 10 November '17 0
A Swimmer's life

Record-breaking Swimming Pools

Photo credit: “San Alfonso del Mar” by bertconcepts  is licensed under CC BY   The remains of the first swimming pool in history, or at least the first of which there is …

Written by: Gianna De Santis 10 November '17 0
A Swimmer's life

5 reasons why you could never stop swimming

During an intense training session or on the morning before a race, I have very often felt like stopping and giving up swimming. But then after all the intense effort …

Written by: Valeria Molfino 19 October '17 0