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.
#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.
Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.
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.
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.
Open water swimming can be a truly liberating experience. For some it’s a great break from the perceived monotony of…
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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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.
Lots of folks here in Southern California are getting geared up for the open water swimming season ahead. The days…
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
Three time Olympian and Olympic Champion Darian Townsend hit the road west from Arizona for a long weekend in San…
Thanks to Jan Konarzewski, former Michigan Wolverine and Polish National Team Athlete, for sending SwimSwam this streamline challenge video. The March…
To find variety in the weight room is sometimes difficult. Here is an exercise that one of the most important phases in swimming: the catch.