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    (L-R) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.
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    SwimMac Carolina and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte begin to cool down following practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    (Left) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh talks to swimmers about the day's practice drills at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    SwimMac Carolina and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte swims breaststroke during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    SwimMac coach David Marsh uses a variety of training methods with Team Elite swimmers. Marsh incorporates water filled barrels, underwater parachutes, climbing ropes and ankel nettings with fins to provide resistance and speed.
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    Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones rests on the lane line during a break in practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    (Top) Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary leads a backstroke drill using paddles at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    SwimMac Carolina and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte's autograph is inscribed on Speedo swim caps during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Olympic and Team Elite swimmer Ryan Lochte fills a barrel with water during practice. The swimmer is attached to a cord and lifts the water filled barrel in the drill. The drill develops power by adding more resistance.
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    Team Elite coach Nate Boyle fills a barrel with water as swimmers Roy Burch and Ryan Lochte look on during practice. In the drill, a swimmer is attached to a cord and lifts the water filled barrel. The drill develops power by adding more resistance.
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    Eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte swims butterfly during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Lochte edged out fellow swimmer Michael Phelps at the 2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series in Mesa, AZ. in the Men's 100 Fly Finals with a time of 51.93 to 52.13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Team Elite swimmers train using an assortment of unconventional methods like pulling a cord attached to barrels of water during practice. The drill develops power by adding more resistance.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Team Elite swimmer Roy Burch smiles as one of his teammates pulls a cord attached to barrels of water during practice. The drill develops power by adding more resistance.
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    Team Elite swimmer and Queens University student Micah Lawrence uses the power rack during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. The drill develops power by adding more resistance.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Center) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh explains the day's schedule to Team Elite swimmers at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    SwimMac CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh uses an elastic corded belt to give swimmers more velocity off the blocks during their starts.
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    SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh watches swimmers run through their drills during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    SwimMac Carolina and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte begins practice by swimming backstroke during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Team Elite swimmer Roy Burch celebrates a teammates efforts to lift a water filled barrel during practice. In the drill, a swimmer is attached to a cord and lifts the water filled barrel. The drill develops power by adding more resistance.
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    Team Elite and Olympic swimmer Micah Lawrence uses a training wheel to build core strength during practice.
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    Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace climbs a rope approximately 30 feet above the pool at the conclusion of Team Elite's practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones listens to SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh during a break in practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Queens University student and Fort Mill, SC native Matt Josa swims the breaststroke during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Queens University student and Olympic swimmer Micah Lawrence looks over the day's workout schedule at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Left) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh watches swimmers run through their drills during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace waits along the side of the pool to resume drills during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte swims butterfly during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Lochte edged out fellow swimmer Michael Phelps at the 2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series in Mesa, AZ. in the Men's 100 Fly Finals with a time of 51.93 to 52.13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Left) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh talks swimmers about the series of drills they would be swimming during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Queens University and Olympic swimmer Micah Lawrence sits in a shaft of light during a break in practice. Lawrence swam in the 2012 Olympics in London.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte watch swimmers run through drills during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte and SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh talk during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    (Center) SwimMac Carolina CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh talks to members of Team Elite about the day's schedule during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Team Elite swimmers climb ropes approximately 30 feet above the water surface at the conclusion of their morning workout. SwimMac CEO/Director of Coaching David Marsh incorporates a variety of training methods to build power and strength.
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    Eleven time Olympic medalist and current SwimMac Carolina swimmer Ryan Lochte smiles as he prepares to climb a rope suspended above the pool following practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    (Right) SwimMac Carolina swimmer and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte takes a break on the blocks during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    SwimMac Carolina and eleven time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte smiles after running through drills during practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Micah Lawrence reaches out to a bar after climbing a rope approximately 30 feet above the pool at the conclusion of Team Elite's practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Dax Hill climbs a rope approximately 30 feet above the pool at the conclusion of Team Elite's practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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    Team Elite and Olympic swimmer Micah Lawrence hangs from a bar above the swimming pool after climbing a rope approximately 30 feet to conclude her morning workout.
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    Team Elite swimmer Roy Burch blows rings from the bottom of the pool following practice at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.
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