Swim Training courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner. One of the greatest challenges in swimming is the ability to maintain…
True swimming power comes from the hips. Try this swimming set.
Backstroke requires an intricate coordination between head position, chest rotation and hip alignment all of which are tied closely to one thing: timing.
This week, try pairing a Swim Parachute with a distance set to cut down on the yardage without sacrificing the endurance component.
We challeng you to crank up the speed on turns! Dedicating time during workout to wall speed is crucial in maintaining a consistently strong turn.
Swim Training courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner. Featured image courtesy of Mike Lewis: Jason Dunford Agility Paddles are an…
Filip Zaborowski is one of the best young distance swimmers in the world. At 20 years of age, his time of 7:55.65 in the Men’s 800m Freestyle has put him into the top-20 on the FINA World Rankings
A key ingredient of a successful underwater kick is a proper coordination between the movements of the head, chest, hips and feet. Without a balance between all movements of the body a swimmer sacrifices speed, strength and efficiency in underwater kicking.
Brian Bolster, Head Coach of Osprey Aquatics, wanted to tackle the issue of Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) and succeeded spectacularly with the development of the Bolster Paddles.
Long course season and warmer weather means fewer lanes and more swimmers in the water. When pressed for space, coaches and swimmers all-too-often sacrifice speed and turn development in workouts.
Patrick is perhaps best known for his 111-mile swim down the Sacramento River or for his double crossing of Lake Tahoe. His sights are now set on Lake Michigan, where he will swim over 70 miles from Milwuakee along the historic skyline to Chicago.
This week, challenge yourself to branch out from the typical underwater kick set, usually involving some combination of fins and endless 25s.
For coaches and swimmers looking to improve timing and strength in the water, single arm drilling is a simple solution. Incorporating a single arm drill into each practice allows for technique-based drilling without sacrificing too much time on intervals.
The TTP is a great way to incorporate precision into an array of otherwise routine sets. For instance, try using the TTP in conjunction with a Foil Monofin to tune into a controlled underwater kick.
As most swimmers and coaches know, improving stroke efficiency often requires precise technique correction that calls for private instruction, underwater filming, but most of all, TIME.