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The 5 Most Common Swimming Injuries

This guide looks to explain the most common swimmer's injuries and how to treat & prevent them.

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5 Best & Most Inspiring Female Swimmers of 2017

We made a list of the very best female swimmers of 2017, including those to watch out for -- they're sharks in the making!

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Pac-12 Saturday Recap: USC Sweeps Again; Cal Women Top NC State

On Saturday in Pac-12 swimming, the University of Southern California [1] completed a perfect Arizona road trip, sweeping the Wildcats in Tucson, while the Cal women dispatched a challenge from the NC State Wolfpack.

The USC women came out on top by a score of 165 to 133, while the men won comfortably, 171 to 123.

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Cox did manage two wins, however, taking the 1000 (10:04.71) and 500 free (4:49.20), while teammate Katrina Konopka won the 50 free (23.08) and was second behind Hansson in the 100 free (50.75).

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Brazilian Olympian Cesar Cielo Focusing on 2018; On "Back Nine" of His Career - Swimming World News

Olympian and World Record holder Cesar Cielo recently announced his intent to train through 2018, however he noted that he is not focused on Tokyo 2020.

"This is like a sweet, happy ending for me. I'm on the back nine of my career. Honestly, I don't see myself going to the next Olympics, so I'm just trying to enjoy each season I can get and see how far I can go… That (relay) medal was the only medal I was missing in my entire career."

A two-time Olympian, Cielo is considered to be one of Brazil's most accomplished swimmers. He holds three Olympic medals to his name, becoming the first Brazilian to earn gold with a top showing in the 50 free at the 2008 Beijing Games. He backed that up with a bronze in the 100 free. At the 2012 London Games, he added a bronze medal in the 50 free.

Additionally, Cielo is the world record holder for the long course meter 50 and 100 free. His times of 20.91 and 46.91 were both posted in 2009.

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World Records Tumble Down Over First 4 Days of FINA World Masters Championships - Swimming World News

The 2017 FINA World Masters Championships splashed into action earlier this week and world records have been tumbling down! A total of 11 masters world records have fallen so far, with three days left in the competition.

Hungary's Valter Kalaus dashed to a new world record in finals of the men's 100 free, posting a record-breaking 53.66 for the title.

50-54 Age Group

Italy's Luca Vigneri grabbed the championship title and a new world record in the men's 200 back. He stopped the clock at a world record time of 2:16.87.

60-64 Age Group

Alexey Markovskiy of Russia turned in a new world record in the men's 50 fly. He posted a time of 27.91 to set both the world and championship records.

The USA's Dan Stephenson lowered the world and championship record to a time of 2:08.05 in the men's 200 free.

65-69 Age Group

Tim Shead, representing South Africa, delivered a new world and championship record of 2:39.69 in the finals of the men's 200 back.

Masters superstar, Laura Val of the USA, lowered the women's 100 free world and championship records to a swift 1:05.00.

80-84 Age Group

Hungary's Kati Flora posted a new world and championship record in the women's 200 IM, stopping the clock at a time of 3:53.63.

Bela Fabian, also of Hungary, turned in a new world and championship for the men's 100 breast, posting a final time of 1:34.43.

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Commit Swimming: the Newest Workout Manager for Swim Teams

Commit Swimming is a new kind of workout manager for swim teams. For far too long swimming software has lacked creativity and simplicity. Commit has changed that. The video below says it all:

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Commit's pricing is fair and transparent. They are different from "the other guys", and it shows in their pricing. There are no setup fees, no hidden fees, no "lock-in" period, no contract, and there is no negotiating or haggling. Everyone pays the same, low price. It's $8/ month or $90/ year per coach. There are even discounts for teams with 3+ coaches using Commit. You can view information about team pricing at commitswimming.com/pricing.

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Commit's service is second to none. And they do it with 3 guys. When you call or email Commit Swimming, you're speaking to a business owner, a software developer, a salesman, and a customer service rep all at the same time. There is no disconnect between what is promised to get done and what actually gets done. There is no "going up the chain". Someone will hear your concern and give you a viable solution on the spot 100% of the time. Period.

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Commit Swimming is the only swimming software company that lets you sign up on the spot without speaking to a pushy salesman or pulling out your credit card. And, for a limited time, this stress free sign-up process comes with a 14 day free trial. No credit card required. No gimmicks. Just a true free trial. Sign up for your free trial today at commitswimming.com/coaches. It won't be around forever.

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You're used to the routine. A sales rep visits your pool to show you just the basics of the new swim software your club bought. Next, you spend months convincing everybody on staff to adopt the new technology. That is a problem. Software should simplify your life, not complicate it… from day one… for everybody. Commit is so easy to use that you won't need anyone visiting you, you won't need an hour long webinar, and you'll barely need to watch a 5 minute tutorial! Everyone on staff will be up and running within days.

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You shouldn't be restricted to one line input boxes when writing a set. Other workout managment software forces you to follow a structured format that removes the character of your workout. No one wants to sit there and click buttons to change the reps, the distance, and the interval for each set. With Commit Swimming, all you have to do is type! It's as easy as using a Word document, but it provides more data than traditional workout managers.

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Do you want your swimmers to keep a log book? There is no need for them to write on a notepad anymore. With Commit's mobile app, the athletes on your roster can review their workouts after they happen and take notes on each one. It's a digital log book that speaks their language.

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It's the perfect time to get more efficient and organized. There are always reasons not to make adjustments to your routine, but you don't want to look back in 20 years and realize that now you're "that guy stuck in his ways".

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FINA votes to alter rules, soften "Lochte Rule"

FINA has voted to alter the rules that resulted in the disqualification of American Ella Eastin at the recent U.S. World Championship Trials and her losing a spot on the American team. At the FINA Technical Congress for swimming, several rules were changed, but the most significant of those was the alteration of the Lochte rule.

The new rules will go into effect 2 months after ratification – which means September 21st, 2017. The existing interpretation will remain in effect for the World Championships that begin on Sunday.

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