Mel Stewart underwater versus Rowdy Gaines above water.
The maximum propulsion occurs at the beginning of the down kick with a flick of the foot toward plantar flexion of the ankle. The more plantar flexion of the ankle, the more foot surface area is available to push backward in the water, creating propulsion.
It’s the season for championship meets, and the goal of any program is to finish on top. One of the easiest ways to do this is to compete as a cohesive team, with everyone participating as the best teammate they can be.
Nike Swim seeks youthful swimmers for the Nike Swim Catalogue.
Good recovery between prelims and finals sessions at a meet has a huge impact on how you race in finals. The second half of the day demands much more energy, excitement, and, most importantly, mental and physical preparedness.
Find out how yoga can be used as a tool to enhance swimming performance…
“During down times of the day, we compare sports and talk about workability and cross-sport conversion. After a particularly spirited discussion about rowing and swimming, I decided to research the issues swimmers might face if they attempt to crossover and do their best Bo Jackson impersonation.”
#10 When someone asks you if you miss competitive swimming, it’s never a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
Getting off to a good start is one of the most important parts of the swimming race. The shorter the race, the more important the start becomes.
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“Howard Wheeler helped me become a man. I started at Furman not knowing a single person, as a shy, unheralded, barely recruited, average swimmer. Howard not only helped me come out of my shell, but he saw what no other coach had ever seen.”
Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.
“What do you think our coach would do if we started fighting with our rival team at the end of conference meet?”
“The best streamline swimming position has become a center for controversy in swimming…”