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Holiday Gifts for your Favorite Swimmer

  A holiday gift guide sure to fulfill every swimmer's chlorine-filled dreams. From our favorite team supporter, Makenzie Karr: 1. Anything from Swim Swag. This new line of merchandise is designed and sold by Missy Franklin and her husband Hayes Johnson. Every purchase comes with a handwritten note from Missy and Hayes! 2. A new suit. There is no such thing as too many suits. My favorite places to buy suits are Jolyn and Swim Outlet. 3. Fun caps. Jolyn and Swim Outlet have an endless number of caps for every personality. 4. A new racing suit. Let’s be hopeful here. I’m partial to the Speedo LZR, but there are a lot of great options out there from TYR, Arena, and Speedo. When representing Buckeyes, swimmers are required to wear Speedo. 12-Unders should steer away from the vanquisher & power plus suits and stick with approved 12-under LZR's, fastskins, and aquablades.  5. New goggles. Everyone should always have a spare pair in case a strap snaps or n

The 12 Books of Christmas

  Find the perfect story to inspire and motivate your young athletes in and out of the pool! I have compiled all of our quarantine book reviews in one place plus a few new books and new releases that even we haven't read yet! 1. Silver Linings by Elizabeth Beisel I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Beisel because we swam the same events. After reading this book I’m an even bigger fan because I learned that she also likes Harry Potter and we have the same favorite sub from Jimmy Johns (the #12 beach club btw). For those who don’t know, Coach Laurie is a HUGE survivor fan and Elizabeth competed on the show last season. When I saw that she was signing personalized copies of her book during quarantine I thought it would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift (plus then I could also read the book). Silver Lining chronicles the ups and downs of Elizabeth Beisel’s extensive swimming career. Her book takes you through being a fussy baby who would only calm down when her mom put her in the wate