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3 ways to build leg strength in swimming

Leg strength can make or break a race – in both sprint and distance events. Here are 3 easy ways to build leg strength in the water…

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Why High Elbow matters in swimming

This simple element in both the catch and the recovery is entirely crucial to the efficiency of all four strokes.

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Don’t Risk Shallow Water Blackout: Swim Smart and Safe with the Cardio Cap

Using the Cardio Cap takes the guessing game out of hypoxic training. The Cardio Cap allows for intensified hypoxic training by restricting air flow at a safer, more regulated level.

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Swim Training: Maintain Technique at High Speeds in Swimming

Swim Training courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner. One of the greatest challenges in swimming is the ability to maintain…

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How to improve hip rotation and efficiency in swimming

True swimming power comes from the hips. Try this swimming set.

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Swim Training: The Importance Of Technique and Timing in Backstroke

Backstroke requires an intricate coordination between head position, chest rotation and hip alignment all of which are tied closely to one thing: timing.

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Swim Training: Pair Your Distance with Resistance

This week, try pairing a Swim Parachute with a distance set to cut down on the yardage without sacrificing the endurance component.

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Swim Training: Using Fins to Crank Up Turn Speed (5 days of workouts)

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.

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Swim Training: Try This Backstroke Set With Kickboard & Paddles

Swim Training courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner. Featured image courtesy of Mike Lewis: Jason Dunford  Agility Paddles are an…

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Swim stars Alicja Tchórz and Filip Zaborowski sign with FINIS

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

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Swim Training: How to Gain a Balanced Underwater Kick

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.

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How to achieve Early Vertical Forearm

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.

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Swim Training: Got the long course blues, then shorten your 50 meter lane

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.

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Help Make History: Jamie Patrick’s 71 Mile Swim, August 2014

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.

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Swim Training: Challenge The Norm of Underwater Kicking

This week, challenge yourself to branch out from the typical underwater kick set, usually involving some combination of fins and endless 25s.

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