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Fina Points Calculator
CLICK here to calculate your FINA Points
PointsCalculator.exe (10.39MB)

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2017 Fina Points Table
LCM Men
2017_lcm_men.pdf (325.36KB)

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2017 Fina Points Table
LCM Women
2017_lcm_women.pdf (326.89KB)

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WADA Prohibited List 2017
Make sure you are not using prohibited drugs.
2017 Wada Prohibited List 2017.pdf (247.94KB)

Search the latest list* of prohibited and permitted drugs/substances. Simply type the name of the medication you are looking for in the section below.

NOTE: You cannot search for dietary or sport “supplements” as they are not regulated and are not subjected to rigorous controls to verify ingredients, dosage, efficacy, safety… ✷ As such, you simply don’t know for sure what’s in it and therefor SAIDS, similar to WADA, caution athletes against the use of dietary supplements.

Online medication check available at www.drugfreesport.org.za. 

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What to eat on race day
Race day nutrition by Dane Baker (NZRD) | Performance Nutritionist | High Performance Sport New Zealand
Race_day_nutrition.pdf (951.61KB)

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What to pack for race day
Needs some help in packing for race day? Here is a great guide that will help you remember the essentials!
SWIM MEET PACKING LIST MEET ESSENTIALS.pdf (367.65KB)

5 Ways to Expertly Balance School and Swimming

By Caitlin Daday, Swimming World College Intern
One often over-looked difficulty of any sport at the college level is the need for student-athletes to be just that–STUDENT-athletes. From the outside, most of our non-athlete peers only see the glamours but tend to forget that being an athlete is not always as easy as it looks.

Student-athletes not only have to make all the normal adjustments of coming to college, but also have to adapt to college level athletics, which includes new things such as early morning workouts and strength and conditioning, as well as a more difficult academic load. With 20 hours of sport in season on top of classes and outside work, being a student-athlete is equivalent to having a full time job, plus some.
  Though difficult, it is not nearly impossible to balance school and swimming. With these five expert tips, you will be on your way to a 4.0 in no time...

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Goal Setting
Download this tool which will help you stay focused

9 Ways to be an utterly amazing Swim Parent!!!

The swim parent lifestyle is a soggy, herculean and often thankless one. There are all of the early morning swim practices, the weekend-long swim meets, the fundraising, helping with the board, chaperoning, the fees, the carpooling, and the food, ohmagod, all the food.

And most importantly, there is the most fundamental and irreplaceable role you have as a swim parent: cheerleader and support staff to your little athlete.
  

I get a lot of emails from parents who want the best from their swimmers, for them to enjoy the process of improving, but are often unsure what to do. It’s an awkward two-step of wanting to encourage their kids to be better, but to be better without having to be necessarily pushed.
  

Some recent research on elite athletes have shown that top performers have parents (and coaches) who are supportive, but who still allow the young athletes to own their sport and subsequent performances.
  

What makes a swimmer smart?

Charles Hartley, a free-lance writer based in New Jersey, has written more than a thousand published sports articles. He earned Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Journalism. In addition, he was awarded his Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University where he majored in English and Communications.
  American Maya DiRado won four Medals at the recent Olympic Games. As impressive as that was, what she achieved on the high school Scholastic Aptitude Test may be even more impressive: a perfect score.
 

DiRado, who recently graduated from Stanford, possesses exceptional intelligence. There are many other smart swimmers, as well as those who compete in basketball, football, field hockey, rowing and a wide range of other sports.