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Takeaways from Shangri-La

Published by Nate Hartley, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
This coming year, I have been selected to be one of the captains for my swim team. I knew going into this ACE…
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Comfort with Discomfort

Published by Noah Vigran, Stanford Men's Swimming and Diving
Headed into my ACE in China experience, I really only had one small worry on my mind.  Our destination, Shangri-La,…
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Tea with Nani Ji

Published by Nathaniel Hernandez, Duke Men's Swimming & Diving and Blake Sun, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
We’re going to tell you something special about the ACE in India program: This week, all of the participants were…
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Interactive History

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
History as a subject was never something I enjoyed. However, I have always been fascinated with stories of the past,…
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A Little Goes a Long Way

Published by Nathaniel Hernandez, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
Our first week in India has been nothing short of incredible. From bargaining at the local markets to traveling to…
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Invaluable Wisdom from Cherished Mentors

Published by Riley Hickman, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
Stepping into the Chinese Exploration & Research Society Center (CERS) has been an eye-opening experience beyond anything I had initially…
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How Was India?

Published by Judd Howard, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
One week since my return to the US and I still am not sure how best to describe or sum…
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Mad Chill Vibes

Published by Max St. George, Duke Men’s Swimming and Diving
Life in the U.S. is very fast-paced. It seems that people try to fill each moment of their days with…
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Perspective Gained and Changed

Published by Sean Tate, Duke Men's Swimming and Diving
Now back on U.S. soil, I’ve used the last few days to decompress and to reflect heavily on our trip…
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