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10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.

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Training Intel

3 Steps to Faster Turns

Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.

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Swim Job: U.S. Masters Swimming seeks Business Development Manager

USMS is the premier resource for adult aquatic fitness in the United States and will make fitness through swimming available for as many adults as possible.

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3 Reasons Why Stretching for Race Recovery is a Must

During competitions, stretching can be a particularly useful way to accelerate post-race recovery and improve pre-race warm ups with minimal exertion. (Featured image: Natalie Coughlin)

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10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.

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How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.

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5 Habits of Mentally Tough Swimmers

Internal fortitude. The will to win. The rage to master and persevere. These words usually get tossed around when coaches discuss elite swimmers. Here are 5 habits of mentally tough swimmers.

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3 Ways to Maintain your Strength In Swimming

Staying in better shape by maintaining your strength from one season to the next will help you manage preseason training better and set you up for a great training cycle. Let’s discuss three ways you can maintain your strength over the course of your break.

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Records, Stereotypes Fall in LGBTQ Movement

Proud to Play: Where the Gay and Athletic Communities Intersect by Oliver Goodman | [email protected] “Stereotypes are like records,” Jack…

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Sara Holman Named 2014’s Air Force Athlete of the Year

First Lt. Sara Holman has been selected as the 2014 Air Force Athlete of the Year for her stellar efforts…

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7 Ways to Swim Fearlessly in 2015 and 2016

Is fear holding you back from achieving your potential in the pool? Here are 7 tips to swim fearlessly in 2015.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.

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Lessons From Legends – Olympic Champion Mike Barrowman

“One of the great competitors in the last 25 years of swimming is Mike Barrowman, a 200 breaststroker.”

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Why Matt Biondi matters so much to the sport of swimming – 1988 Video Vault

“Swimmers, know thy swimming history.”  Before Michael Phelps, Matt Biondi was USA Swimming’s superstar. Competing at the 1984, 1988 and…

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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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The 4 Most Common Extracurricular Activities of the Competitive Swimmer

#2 Napping. Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian must know what we’re talking about. Sprinters are fast, but big, strong sprinters love to nap.

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