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4 Steps to Effective Goal Setting

As the long course season begins, it is a great time to take a look at the big picture: what do you want to accomplish in the next year and what steps can you take to get there?

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Going Back to the Drawing Board

Courtesy of BridgeAthletic When the championship meet is over—whether it’s the Olympics, NCAA’s, junior nationals, high school championships, or anything…

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No Joke – April is Adult Learn to Swim Month

USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher is traveling around the country in support of their Swimming Saves Lives foundation’s “Adult Learn…

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How To: Better Breakouts

The fastest part of your swim is the first underwater following the dive. The next fastest part is your underwater following the turn. How good your breakouts are determines how much of that speed you can carry into the swim.

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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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8 Swimming Milestones You Will Never Forget

Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.

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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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Race Details: 3 Ways to Improve your Start

At the end of your season, all the training is in the bag, and you are shaved, tapered, and ready to race. Perfecting your race details, such as starts, turns, and breakouts, will give you the best shot at making finals, finishing first, or hitting a qualifying time.

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Open Water Swimming this Spring? Keep it safe!

Open water swimming can be a truly liberating experience.  For some it’s a great break from the perceived monotony of…

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3 Steps to Overnight Meet Recovery

From the moment finals end until prelims begin the next morning, you have the greatest opportunity to maximize your recovery. Knowing how to take control of those 12-16 hours away from the pool will help you perform at your best throughout the meet.

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Video Interview: Michael Andrew Explains His 2nd Endorsement Deal

14-year old professional swimmer Michael Andrew has signed his second major endorsement deal in June of 2013, inking a contract for sponsorship with Mutual of Omaha, a mutual insurance and financial services company based in Omaha, Nebraska.

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3 Ways to Recover Between Prelims and Finals

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.

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Getting ready for warmer water – Open Water Swimming Pool Workout

Lots of folks here in Southern California are getting geared up for the open water swimming season ahead.  The days…

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How to Recover Between Races

Proper race recovery strategies maximize a swimmer’s ability to perform well in multiple races and on multiple days at a meet. These strategies are perfected throughout the year, so when the competition comes around they are an integrated and expected component of the athlete’s routine. T

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Weekend Get Away: Darian Townsend Chillin’ and Swimming in San Diego

Three time Olympian and Olympic Champion Darian Townsend hit the road west from Arizona for a long weekend in San…

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