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Old 08-26-2013
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It seems to me, speaking as an ordinary swimmer, not a coach or expert in any way, that at age 11 it is more important to enjoy swimming for its own sake and not to be concerned about winning or losing. Boys and girls of that age are often all at different stages of physical and emotional development and how they swim now is unlikely to be how they will swim in a few years time, with the exception of the occasional very gifted swimmer, such as Spitz or Phelps. Often they don't begin to show real form until they are in their late teens.
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