Challenge sets are used to simulate the intensity of a race. Coaches will spring these sets on swimmers without prior notice, making the task that much more difficult. Here are 5 ways to survive a challenge set:
These are our local community pools, country clubs, YMCA’s and learn-to-swim programs, all of which laid the groundwork for some of the greatest athletes of all time. As competitive swimmers who have “moved on” to bigger things, we should always respect the roles of these organizations.
Anthony Ervin gets sage warm up advice from Coach Jack Roach…
Here are 12 of the swimmers you see on deck at your local swim meet. Where do you fit in?
Swimming video courtesy of Cute Creatures Great And Small.
Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics is a nationally competitive swim team of 250+ athletes with a rich 18 year history in United States swimming, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a satellite program in Battery Park City.
Racing in a group of 4 teammates is the closest swimming gets to feeling like a true team sport. In order to succeed, relay members need to not only have flawless starts, but also perfect timing with their teammate’s finish.
All swimmers can benefit from improving their breath control—whether it helps you hold your head down in the final meters of a race or it enables you to go further underwater off each wall.
One of the most common questions I get is a variation of: “How do I train hard when I don’t feel like it?” Here are 6 tips for getting the motivational fire burning again.
Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.
#2 Napping. Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian must know what we’re talking about. Sprinters are fast, but big, strong sprinters love to nap.
Ready to build a delightfully awesome pre-race routine to help you swim at your maximum at your next big meet? Start here.
Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.
When joining a new swim club for the first time, a swimmer undoubtedly has numerous questions running through his or her head: How will I fit in with the rest of the team? Will I be able to connect well with the coach? Am I going to be the slowest swimmer on deck?