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Before They Were Winners, They Were Beginners

March 23, 2018

Did you know that when he was young, Michael Phelps was afraid of having water on his face? The old saying, "You have to start somewhere", has always rung true. Sometimes it is easy to forget that every amazing athlete, no matter their current prestige, started as a beginner and understanding how preliminary steps, lessons, and small time races can build to the world record shattering results is its own challenge for wouldbe superstars.  If you are just starting out, when the going gets tough, you might just need some inspiration. Here are 3 videos from USA Swimming and The Olympic Channel that tug the heartstrings and remind us that behind every champion is a story of a kid with a dream.

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5 Awesome Swimming Guinness World Records

March 15, 2018

People are pretty amazing! Whether if it's amazing feats of science, medicine, or athleticism, humans are pretty incredible. Honestly, just getting through the day is a feat in itself some days. Taking a look at some Guinness World Records makes that all the more obvious though! Here are 5 amazing Guinness World Records in swimming (of course)!

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100 Days Until the 2018 Winter Olympics!

November 01, 2017

The Olympics are a time when the entire world unifies under the common love of sport and competition. An ode to the city states of ancient Greece, contemporary Olympics represent a global commitment to world-wide peace and unity. While the Summer Olympics may be seen as the favorite of many, coming around every four years, the Winter Olympics offer a winter wonderland of amazing feats and comraderie every two years! Here are Five Facts about the Winter Olympics coming just around the corner!

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Hate Getting in the Pool at First? So Do Olympians!

October 25, 2017

Sometimes it's hard to imagine the life of a swimming athlete from the outside. What does a gym at 5 am really look like anyway? But we all have something that links us to Olympic swimmers and that something is we all hate jumping in cold pools! Listen to Olympic swimmers express our collective angst of the cold plunge!

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Swimtastic Strong: Solidarity with Florida & The Caribbean

September 07, 2017

Dear SafeSplash Family,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our sister schools' Swimtastic Florida locations will be temporarily closed over the weekend. Again, the safety of our swimmers is of the most importance, and we hope everyone stays safe during the storm. North America is on track to endure two back to back powerful hurricanes. It is up to us as people to support our fellow neighbors and communities. Please consider donating your time or money to relief efforts for those affected. We're all in this together. Swimtastic weather closures are as follows:

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