10 things I notice while swimming masters rather than cheering from the sidelines.
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.
Swimmers use their core in every part of a race—from the propulsive undulation of dolphin kicking to the quick change of direction on a turn. Maintaining a strong core is an important part of the athlete’s strength training.
July 10, 2015, is circled and underscored on the USMS calendar; it’s an important date for anyone who has interest in USMS’s dry side operations.
With summer fast approaching, proper hydration will be extremely beneficial to your training. Many athletes remember to drink fluids during practice, but may forget to hydrate outside of the pool.
The website is the next step in the company’s release of their innovative concept of using music in training. The website is filled with information about their upcoming Summer Clinic Tour across the USA, the science behind their product, and the Swim to Music team.
Do you love swimming? Are you a coach or former swimmer with a lot experience in the sport? Have you ever considered owning your own swim businesses?
The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical.
Sleep is of paramount importance to any athlete’s training, but swimmers in particular must be able to train well in the early hours of the morning on a regular basis. Waking up at 5 a.m. (or even 4 a.m.) can throw your training off if you haven’t had enough shut-eye.
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.
Swimmers treat their team like a family, albeit a dysfunctional family. As with any close-knit group of well-meaning people, awkward moments will ensue.
#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.
Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.
Practicing proper technique is arguably the #1 measure you can take to prevent or recover from an overuse injury. To avoid technique that can aggravate an injury, warm-up with 3-5 drills before every workout.
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.