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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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Olympian Connor Jaeger Featured in Swimming Documentary “The Water Is My Sky”

Jaeger, who just wrapped up his senior season at the University of Michigan, will be offering a glimpse into the world of professional swimming as he trains toward the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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6 Things You Can Learn From An Age Group Swimmer

Maturing as a swimmer is great. As you get older, you figure out your best events, make your best friends in the sport, develop your race strategies, and discover which type of coaching style works best for you. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever feel wistful for your days as an age group swimmer.

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Swimming Nutrition – 2014 Australian Swimming Championships

Swimming video is courtesy of Australian Swimming.

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7 Awesome Bloopers & Trials SwimFan Videos – 2014 Australian National Championships

All #TrialsSwimFan blooper videos are courtesy of Swimming Australia. (Featured Image: James Magnussen)

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Swim Faster…Faster with USRPT! Understand and Implement USRPT DVD now available for sale!

Ever wonder why swimmers are taught to swim long distances at slow speeds when they’re preparing for races 50 to 1500 meters? Or why gifted swimmers quit because they’ve burned out? If so, you just might want to learn more about the scientific research behind the new swimming training method that is impacting racers worldwide.

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