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Time Lapse & Photos: UCLA Masters Short Course Meters Meet

This past weekend masters swimmer in Los Angeles hit the water in Westwood at the 2014 UCLA Masters short course…

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4 Ways to Get In The Zone

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…

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

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…

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3 ways to build leg strength in swimming

Leg strength can make or break a race – in both sprint and distance events. Here are 3 easy ways to build leg strength in the water…

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6 swim resistance accessories swimmers love and hate

Swim Training courtesy of Ryan Turner Pushing off the wall has never been harder, but there’s a silver lining to…

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Why High Elbow matters in swimming

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: World’s 1st Activity Tracker For Swimmers with Audio Feedback & Bio-mechanical Data Analysis

Xmetrics is the world’s first activity tracker for swimmers with real-time audio feedback & bio-mechanical data analysis.

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Steele Wisdom: Positives That Help Your Swim Team

Courtesy of 4-time NCAA DII Coach of the Year Bob Steele.

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How to take on the English Channel and beat it!

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.

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5 Performance Goals Swimmers Need to Focus On

Goal setting can either be a help or a hindrance, depending upon how we go about setting our intentions…

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How to Build Stronger Freestyle Kick Mechanics

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.

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Don’t Risk Shallow Water Blackout: Swim Smart and Safe with the Cardio Cap

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.

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Glute Activation for Greater Stability in Swimming

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.

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