Rebecca Soni

View Rebecca Soni's Biography

“Achieving my dream of going below 2 minutes and 20 seconds in the 200m breaststroke really put the storybook ending on my career.”

Olympic Experience: Does It Really Matter?

DeSantis and the Viking take a look at the stats to determine how much past Olympic experience should weigh in toward national selection criteria.


Rebecca Soni Breaststroke Wall Kicks, 92 per 45 seconds (Video)

Stroke rate for breaststroke is quite variable, particularly for the 200. Regardless, the speed at which the legs are drawn forward and push backward to provide propulsion is critical.


Rebecca Soni: Life Outside the Pool

We recently chatted with Rebecca about life after Olympic glory, overcoming obstacles, and some of her proudest moments outside of swimming.


Yoga for Swimmers – Release Tension in Your Hips, Quads and Glutes

In this intense 20 minute Vinyasa flow yoga practice, we focus on stretching these regions of the legs that tend to be tight in swimmers. (Featured image: Rebecca Soni)


Is 2:25 The New 2:29 In The Women’s 200m Breaststroke?

2:29 has gone from average to obsolete, a 2:25 has gone from a top-ranked swim to average, and instead of swimmers gunning for under 2:25, the world is looking at the 2:20 mark as the new barrier in the women’s 200m breaststroke.


Why Yoga Takes Swimming to the Next Level

Yoga can significantly increase core strength and flexibility while lengthening muscles, creating a more streamlined physique in swimming.


The Swim-Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Swimmers

First we saw 10 Olympians as some of the greatest Superheroes of all time, and if you thought that was all you were going to get, think again. Check out the Avengers of Planet Swim…


Yoga for Swimmers: Increase Your Core Strength (20 minute workout)

Follow Olympians in this 20 minute vinyasa yoga for swimmers focusing on core exercise.

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Why Olympic Swimming Champion Rebecca Soni Does Yoga (Video Feature)

Rebecca used Yoga during her career as an elite athlete eventually replacing her weight lifting program entirely with yoga.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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Rebecca Soni and Kim Vandenberg launch campaign to build a family a home

Olympians Kim Vandenberg and Rebecca Soni have launched a campaign to support their efforts to build a home for a family in need in Mexico via Hope Sports.

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Olympic Swim Star Rebecca Soni Demonstrates Freestyle Kick Breaststroke Drill (VIDEO)

About 80% of the propulsion in Breaststroke comes from the legs. Knowing that more than any other stroke, breaststroke relies on the power of the kick for propulsion, Rebecca Soni has reinvented the breaststroke technique.


8 Olympic Swimmers Band Together to Help Jeff Julian in his battle with Cancer

Jason Lezak, Rebecca Soni, Ariana Kukors, Haley Anderson, Jessica Hardy, Kim Vandenberg, Lenny Krazelburg and John Naber step up to support Rose Bowl Aquatics Head Coach Jeff Julian in his battle against cancer.


Dolphin Kick Breaststroke Drill with Rebecca Soni – Video

Rebecca Soni: “Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill is one of my favorites. For me, the biggest benefit of this drill is being able to work on the timing of the stroke. The timing is the most important variable in this stroke.

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RACE VIDEO: Kanako Watanabe wins 200 Breaststroke World Championships scm

Race Video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam partner.