Japan is one of history’s great swimming powerhouses. Their men sit fourth on the all-time medals table, and their women eighth. From the 1930s until the 1960s Japan was one of the top nations in every discipline in swimming, but since then hasn’t produced any top swimmers in the freestyle events at the Olympic Games.
Tom Shields had a breakout swim last summer at U.S. Nationals, winning the 100m and 200m butterfly events.
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.
Thanks to our Pan Pacs partner, BridgeAthletic, today we featured Anthony Ervin’s 3 Favorite Exercises. This summer at US Nationals, Ervin battled a lightning fast final to win the title in the 50m freestyle.
Nathan’s top three “Bridge exercises” are the Weighted Pull Up, the Hex Bar Dead Lift and the Disc Freestyle Slide.
On Friday, USA Swimming posted the following Tweet highlighting the dire challenge of American sprinting so far in 2015. Since then, the situation has gotten even more dire, with Katsumi Nakamura going a 48.41 in the 100m freestyle at the Japan Open.
Red-hot backstroker Ryosuke Irie will look to dominate once again, this time at the 2015 Japan Open slated for May 22-24th in Tokyo.
With the comeback in full force, Michael Phelps swam his first 200m fly since the 2012 London Olympics. He wasn’t afraid to attack the race early on, leading the way to the 100 meter wall in 57.09. At the 150, Phelps was still in front, but that last 50 seemed to prove to be trouble.
A fun weekend of fast swimming and good times is underway in Charlotte at the penultimate stop of the 2015…
Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps are among the nearly 20 Olympic medalists expected to highlight the field for the May 14-17 Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte.
There is undoubtedly an artistic aspect to all sport, and swimming is no exception. The beauty and grace of swimming is…
Swimming Master Jedi, Josh Davis, aka Obi Wan Swimobi, will be instructing young Padawan Swimmers from ages 11-14 in the annual Indiana LSC Memorial Day Swim Camp at the Crawfordsville, IN Aquatic Center at Wabash College on May 22-24th.
Davis captured two national records at USMS Springs Nationals. Mike Lewis, SwimSwam Photographer, put together a great “celey” time lapse video. See it here.
More than 40 different Masters National records fell at the short course national championship in San Antonio this weekend, including a number to some former Olympians.
Josh Davis Breaks USMS Record, Interviews USMS Star Matt Grevers, Hosts Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT Swim Clinic
Josh, 42 years old, dropped a 1:38.23 breaking the 200 yard free USMS Record for the 40-44 age group. (Michael Ross held the record at 1:38.94.)