In the early weeks of a season, there are a few key training elements you should take advantage of. #2 is kicking…a lot. (Stock Featured Image: Charlie Houchin)
The national tour will feature appearances by newly appointed USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors: three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian, Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin (featured image), and returning this year are four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans and swimming legend Rowdy Gaines.
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.
“This partnership is a win-win for both Life Time and USMS,” says Alicia Kockler, Life Time’s director of aquatics.
Nathan Adrian is just one of many California pros entered in the U.S. Masters National Championship, to be held in Santa Clara in May.
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.
Using the Foil Monofin is a great way to practice underwater dolphin kicks and also to get into great shape. The Monofin was the first product made by FINIS just over two decades ago and has evolved into a critical training tool for some of the best swimmers in the world.
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.
Here’s a workout from the Wind-n-Sea Masters Swim Team that is geared toward developing you concept of pace and working…
Olympian Alex Meyer to give open water swimming clinic at the International Open Water Swimming Festival April 12-13
Alex Meyer, 2012 US Olympic Open Water Swimmer and Vasa athlete, will be team up with Teresa Crippen to present an LSC open water swim clinic as part of the events at the annual Open Water Swimming Festival, April 12-13 at Miromar Lakes in Estero, Fla.
Olympian Anthony Ervin will swim at the U.S. Masters National Championships, aiming at national records in the sprint events.
SwimSwam’s Dean Ottati caught up with author and Masters’ swimmer Dan Stephenson to talk about his book: The Under Water Window
The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical.