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Outside or Inside?

So after our swim in Lake Hartwell, I was wondering what everyone’s thoughts were on outside swimming versus inside swimming? I am a huge fan of outdoor swimming, not only do I get a great sun burn, but I also … Continue reading

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Why We Swim

I bob in the calm waters of Lake Hartwell as a bridge between two worlds. Below me is the world of the aquatic: wet, cool, mysterious, alluring, and alien. Above me is the world of the trees and skies: dry, … Continue reading

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Visual Depictions of Experiencing Water

I came across a fan made music video of Florence + The Machine’s song “What The Water Gave Me.” I thought that this would be a good share on the blog mostly because we have only read texts as a … Continue reading

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Leaving The World of Competitive Swimming

My whole aquatic life revolved around the competitive swim world, which was located in places that were universities, my high school and for the summer months, a private club. Consequently, the idea of a public pools was new to me. … Continue reading

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Would You Swim To Antarctica?

I found this great youtube clip that incorporates some of the people who we have discussed in class. It is taken from a documentary that is actually based off of Sprawson’s book:¬†Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero,¬†and … Continue reading

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Surrendering

It was a pleasant day, as I strolled over to the PAC to begin my meditative swim. The sun was shinning brightly, my iPod was playing my favorite song, and it just felt like one of those days that you … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Get The Swumchies?

After our first swim workout the other day, I had forgotten how extremely hungry I get after swimming. So much so that I was thinking of wonderful things to eat as I swimming the warm down. Does anyone else experience … Continue reading

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