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How To Ramp Up Strength Training

Like most things in sports, doing the same exact strength training you did last season may not help you improve. To continue to get better, you need to challenge your body to learn more complex movements.

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Beautiful Swimming Sculpture Carved From One Piece of Wood

Artist Stefanie Rocknak created this stunning sculpture from one piece of wood.

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Jolyn Swimwear Underwater Photo Vault

Courtesy of Jolyn Swimwear & Clothing Company, a SwimSwam partner Jolyn Swimwear is seen on pool decks and in the…

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Shouts From the Stands: Why Swimming Never Leaves You

One day, we will all leave swimming. Former Tennessee Volunteer Brooke Watson knows, though, that swimming will never leave us.

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10 Reasons Why Michael Phelps’ Return To Swimming Is Awesome

Here are 10 of our reasons. Give us your reasons why Phelps return to competition is awesome.

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Short Blade Fins Are Excellent For Training With Intensity

FINIS Athletes Anthony Ervin and Jason Dunford having fun in the FINIS Vapor tech suit before the lights pop.

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Shoulder Maintenance For All Swimmers

Tim Crowley: “There are two types of swimmers: Those who have had shoulder issues, and those who will develop them.”

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USA Swimming Foundation Adds Boy Scouts of America to Affiliate Coalition

“The USA Swimming Foundation is pleased to welcome the Boy Scouts of America to our Affiliate Coalition to help promote the Make a Splash initiative,” said USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse.

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Four U.S. Olympians Part of USO Handshake Tour

U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Claire Donahue(Lenoir City, Tenn.) and Micah Lawrence (Pflugerville, Texas) will take part in the USO Handshake Tour at Camp LeJeune on Saturday in Jacksonville, N.C.

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Michael Phelps’ Coach Bob Bowman: The 6 Characteristics of Champions

If you are a swimmer, swim-parent or swim coach, this is a must-see video. NBAC Coach Bob Bowman delivers a powerful message.

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One Of The Best Chest Exercises For Swimmers: 1-Arm Chest Press

From a kinesiology overview, the pectoralis major (chest) does not contribute significantly for forward propulsion. Therefore, prescribing a bunch of exercises that strengthens the chest would not be the most ideal way of going about things. Don’t get me wrong, we need to work these muscles as well, otherwise the imbalances in the posterior and anterior torso can lead to injuries.

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Arena Signs Three-time Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines

“Having an ambassador like Rowdy is an incredible asset for us as we work to not only raise our brand profile, but also to grow the sport of swimming,” said Tim McCool, Vice President and General Manager of Arena North America.

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Ryan Lochte and Speedo “Float for Hope” in Kansas City

Ryan Lochte: “As a kid, I remember seeing Olympians come to the pool and being so excited and motivated just getting to be around them. It shaped me as an aspiring pro athlete, and now I want to teach these kids the same– that if they set their mind to it, they can accomplish anything.”

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How to Eliminate Chloramines After Swimming

Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers. The problems can be severe, often called “chlorine allergy” or “chlorine sensitivity.” Some physical symptoms include itchiness and dryness, breathing problems, rash, hives, etc..

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How to Ramp Up Early Season Conditioning

In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.

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