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How to Nail the Taper

Reach your body’s peak performance level by diminishing training volume—enabling your body to recover from the physiological stress of months of heavy training. Literature suggests the taper period should involve a reduction to 40-60% of one’s training volume to maximize performance gains.

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Japan Trashes Olympic Stadium Plans Due To Rising Costs, Public Criticism

“We have decided to go back to the start on the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium plan, and start over from zero,”

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Bruce Hayes vs. The Albatross and the 800 Relay Glory of 1984

Before Lezak’s heroics in Beijing there was Bruce Hayes and his epic relay leg against the most dominant swimmer of the 1984 Olympics, West Germany’s Michael Gross.

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3 Reasons Why Drills Matter In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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The Top 9 Swimming Pool Games: #3 Sharks and Minnows

Disclaimer: SwimSwam does not endorse all of these swimming pool games. Some are dangerous. Some, which are not so dangerous, will, however, enrage lifeguards and probably get you booted from your community pool.

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Missy Franklin: How to Make a Swimmer Bun

Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.

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The New Swim Stars of 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Back in the day, NCAA Champions often went on to win Olympic medals, or at the very least, make the…

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Olympic Star Missy Franklin Turns Pro: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Missy Franklin lead the Cal Golden Bears to an NCAA Team Title in March ending her two-year college swimming experience….

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IKKOS: The evolution of success never ends. Keep up the good fight!

“To the sophisticated and cutting-edge coaches of these (and more) teams, we thank you for a willingness to learn new things and employ new strategies for the sole purpose of helping your athletes get better…”

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Watch Video of this Swimmer Improve After Using IKKOS One Time

Sean Hutchison: “I’m an Olympic coach known for teaching. IKKOS is a better teacher than I am.”

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IKKOS Personal Trainer Customizes Your Success

Video courtesy of IKKOS. The name sounds odd, but it has historic roots. IKKOS of Tarentum was the first recorded Olympic coach in ancient Greece, and he was known as “the trainer of champions.”

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IKKOS Black Box Tranforms your Smartphone into a Virtual Reality Training Device

Video courtesy of IKKOS. The name sounds odd, but it has historic roots. IKKOS of Tarentum was the first recorded Olympic coach in ancient Greece, and he was known as “the trainer of champions.”

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IKKOS Pro App Creates a World-Class Coaching Experience Through Your Smartphone

Video courtesy of IKKOS. The name sounds odd, but it has historic roots. IKKOS of Tarentum was the first recorded Olympic coach in ancient Greece, and he was known as “the trainer of champions.”

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Throwback Thursday Video: The Barefoot Boys of Tennessee, Clad In Coonskin Caps Rule SEC Swimming

Back in the 1970s, the University of Tennessee Swimming and Diving team was a force to be reckoned with in the SEC. The force behind the VOLS swimming program was Coach Ray Bussard.

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