Posts in «Fun» category

The World of the Swimmer Vocabulary

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In the swimming world, things are…how shall we say….different sometimes. Words that we have come to know and are known by other definitions have drastically different and often times bizarre translations in swimming. If you are a newer swim parent, or are just looking to bone up on your swim terms, we offer a sample […]

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USOC Sets Gears in motion for Splashfather’s Daughter to make Olympics in Dad’s Hometown!

The United States Olympic Committee made a big splash recently when it announced that it has selected Boston, Massachussetts as the city it will submit for the United States to Host the 2024 Olympic games (#Boston2024): YAAAAAAASSSSSSSS! #Boston2024! Let’s give a lot of background that has yet to be uncovered on the Splashfather. This is […]

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50 Ways to Jump into a Pool

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This graphic really needs to be blown up and placed poolside at every pool for the entertainment of others…or at least brought to the end of season party so a game of ‘dive roulette’ can be started. Enjoy these 50 ways to Jump into a Pool, we did!!

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10 Deck Pass Patches that Should Exist

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USA Swimming’s Deck Pass App is a fantastic and ingenious creation. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Deck Pass is accessible by any USA Swimming Member (and to all swimmers with less features, see our blog post on Deck Pass and Deck Pass for everyone here) and ties into their database to allow parents […]

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Anatomy of a Swim Bag

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The center of a swimmer’s existence is most certainly their swim bag. With their only required equipment being a swimsuit, googles, and cap that if scrunched up could probably fit into a sunglasses case, what else could they possibly need that much room for?? The swimmer’s backpack doesn’t just hold what they need now, it […]

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Glorious Daylight Savings Time…Forever???

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It’s 5AM. You left the volume on your phone too high last night playing funny cat videos before drifting off to sleep. So when the alarm goes off, it’s REALLY loud. Ugh. You probably shouldn’t have stayed up all the way catching up on the last 3 episodes of Walking Dead. Now you are really tired and […]

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Swimming Pool Fails

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This video is actually called Swimming Fails, but I can’t in good conscience relate what is done here at these pools to the actual sport of swimming. So I’m going to run with Swimming Pool Fails. THIS is how you get hurt at the pool. Prepare yourself for Natural Selection at its finest (Clicking image […]

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Nine Tips to Push Your Swimmer to Faster Swim Times

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s Short Course Meet Season again, ladies and gentlemen, time for a fresh crack at new best times for your swimmers. They’ve all been working hard under the watchful eye of coach, and are ready to go. Many of them probably just swam in their first meet of the season, […]

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Nominations: Paper Plate Hall of Fame

Ok, Swim fans, I’m sure the Summer season for all of you is starting to get a little cloudy, but before all those warm and fuzzy memories completely fade from your consciousness, I’d like you to tap into them to help with a little project of mine. I call it the In the comments section […]

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Swim Teams…UNITE!!

Greetings from the Splashfather, If you are like me, you LOVE summer swim. I’d like to start a little pushpin campaign to identify all the summer swim teams in the entire country, and pushpin them to my interactive map, located HERE. I think it’d be great to just see how many summer swim teams really […]

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