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Short Blade Fins Are Excellent For Training With Intensity

FINIS Athletes Anthony Ervin and Jason Dunford having fun in the FINIS Vapor tech suit before the lights pop.

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One Of The Best Chest Exercises For Swimmers: 1-Arm Chest Press

From a kinesiology overview, the pectoralis major (chest) does not contribute significantly for forward propulsion. Therefore, prescribing a bunch of exercises that strengthens the chest would not be the most ideal way of going about things. Don’t get me wrong, we need to work these muscles as well, otherwise the imbalances in the posterior and anterior torso can lead to injuries.

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Foil Monofin: The Benefits Of Using a Single Blade Fin

Using the Foil Monofin is a great way to practice underwater dolphin kicks and also to get into great shape. The Monofin was the first product made by FINIS just over two decades ago and has evolved into a critical training tool for some of the best swimmers in the world.

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6 Things You Can Learn From An Age Group Swimmer

Maturing as a swimmer is great. As you get older, you figure out your best events, make your best friends in the sport, develop your race strategies, and discover which type of coaching style works best for you. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever feel wistful for your days as an age group swimmer.

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Race Video: Michael Andrew 100 Yard Free 13-14 NAG Record, 43.90

Michael Andrew lowers his own 100 yard freestyle NAG Record from 44.16 to 43.90. Andrew 100 Free Splits: 20.66/23.24

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Olympian Alex Meyer to give open water swimming clinic at the International Open Water Swimming Festival April 12-13

Alex Meyer, 2012 US Olympic Open Water Swimmer and Vasa athlete, will be team up with Teresa Crippen to present an LSC open water swim clinic as part of the events at the annual Open Water Swimming Festival, April 12-13 at Miromar Lakes in Estero, Fla.

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Riding On A Crest Of A Wave…Support From A Home Crowd

With just a week until the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow (10-15 April), Scotland’s Ross Muir can’t wait for his shot at qualifying for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

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Swimmer Eric Shuman Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Eric Shuman receives the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship – the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

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10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.

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Race Video: Michael Andrew 50 Yard Freestyle 13-14 NAG Record, 19.85

Michael Andrew swam a 19.85 in the 50 yard free on Saturday night at the Jenks Sectional in Oklahoma, breaking the National Age Group Record that seems to, ironically, have been the hardest for him to get at the 13-14 level (among his wheelhouse events, at least).

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How to Deal with the Taper Blues

Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big meet.

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TYR Sport Signs World Championship Silver Medalist Michael McBroom

TYR Sport today announced the addition of World Championship Silver Medalist Michael McBroom to Team TYR.

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The Winning Team’s Mindset

When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)

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Escobedo Third UMBC Swimmer to Advance to NCAA Championships

UMBC freshman swimmer Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina) has become the third UMBC female swimmer, and fourth overall, to advance to…

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Diana Nyad to compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in upcoming season

Record-setting open water swimmer Diana Nyad is among the celebrities featured on the upcoming 18th season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

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