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World Team Member Mark Foster talking on his life after the Beijing Olympics and his future in swimming.

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    The long anticipated “Three Styles of Freestyle” documentary film is now available! Discover the secrets of Mike Bottom’s ‘Three Styles of Freestyle’ in preparing his athletes for the biggest stage in sport. For more on the DVD read the column by Gary Hall Sr.


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Every once in a while swimmers visit the pool besides the official practice hours. Different reasons such as doing additional work, get a missed practice done or simply to hang out with friends and relax motivate those athletes. And so comes that I did end by the pool at those odd hours myself over the last few weeks.

During these hours of swimming in the lane lines open to the public I was able to observe a quite interesting world. A world with a seemingly clear defined “war zone” and her very own population separated in three different “species”.

What follows is an explanation of each “species” and how you can recognize them when making your next visit to the pool.

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World Team Coach Mike Bottom talking to Garret McCaffrey of Floswimming.

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