When swimmers are asked to recall their best performances, they typically describe a feeling of effortless power, excitement, and readiness for the upcoming challenge. In Sport Psychology terms, this is known as achieving a State of Flow…
There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…
Swimming Video courtesy Lauren Van Laethem.
Swim Training courtesy of Ryan Turner Pushing off the wall has never been harder, but there’s a silver lining to…
This simple element in both the catch and the recovery is entirely crucial to the efficiency of all four strokes.
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Xmetrics is the world’s first activity tracker for swimmers with real-time audio feedback & bio-mechanical data analysis.
Courtesy of 4-time NCAA DII Coach of the Year Bob Steele.
Swim Training / Swimming Video courtesy of VeloPress
British swimmer, Kate Long, smashed her target for swimming the English Channel earlier this month. The 21km stretch of water between England and France forms one of the most iconic swims in the world, and only around 3000 people have ever completed it.
Goal setting can either be a help or a hindrance, depending upon how we go about setting our intentions…
To build a better freestyle or flutter kick, one must first understand where the propulsive power of the kick is derived and how to balance the two opposing forces of propulsion and frontal drag, in order to maximize the kicking speed.
Using the Cardio Cap takes the guessing game out of hypoxic training. The Cardio Cap allows for intensified hypoxic training by restricting air flow at a safer, more regulated level.
Because swimmers over-develop and preferentially activate their quadriceps during lower body exercises, the posterior leg does not respond to resistance as quickly. Over time, this movement pattern becomes habit, and the glutes and hamstrings fail to “turn on” since the quads will automatically absorb the load.