swimmers

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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10 Similarities Between Swimmers and Sharks #SharkWeek

Think you and JAWS have nothing in common? Think again!

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10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate

We’ve all been there — 12 swimmers, 1 lane. Here are 10 ways to be an awesome lane-mate when lane space is at a premium.

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10 Swimming Patches for Swim Parents

There are so many cool patches for the swimmers, my question is “Where’s the Love for the Swim Parents?” Here are my 10 suggestions for Swim Parent Patches.

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Why The Fundamental Law of Drag Matters in Swimming

Gary Hall Sr: “I consider frontal drag the number one enemy of the swimmer. In the medium of our sport, water, which is about 800 times denser than air, drag forces impact the speed of a swimmer at significantly lower speeds than in air.”

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Lessons from a 93 Year Old Swimmer: How To Live a Long, Healthy Life

What’s the formula for a long, healthy life? Four things: genetics, nutrition, exercise, being physically, mentally, and emotionally involved on a daily basis.

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4 Reasons why 100 IM should be offered at all swim meets

The 100 IM is a race many swimmers would love to have!

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10 Things Swimmers Say to Each Other They Can’t Say to Their “Normal” Friends

Swimmers have a language unto themselves. The way we talk to each other is different from the way we talk to our non-swimmer friends. Here are ten examples…

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7 Things Every Swim Official wants Coaches, Swimmers & Parents to know

#1 – WE HAVE TO BE HERE: USA Swimming rules (which YMCA Swimming adheres to) require officials on-deck. If we’re not there, your swim doesn’t count.

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The Beard Swim Cap has arrived, aka The Beard Cap

Finally…someone has designed a product swimmers around the world desperately need, the Beard Cap.

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4 External Rotator Exercises to Prevent Shoulder Injuries for Swimmers

Olympian Alex Meyer shares how he keeps his shoulders healthy and strong by incorporating shoulder external rotation (ER) exercises into his dryland training workouts.

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25 Strategies To Keep Swimmers From Quitting The Sport

Understanding the reasons why many swimmers leave the sport, spotting it early and preventing its consequencies, must be a priority and must be studied.

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Secrets of College Recruiting: Why Race Video Matters

You don’t have to win or even go a best time or have perfect strokes, starts or turns, but you do have to RACE. Coaches want to see you race.

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How to Invite Yourself For a College Recruiting Visit

Contributor, Rick Paine, is a friend and an expert on the college recruiting process. He is also the Director of Swimming…

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5 Ways We Try To Outsmart Our Coaches

Some swimmers need this information and some do not. For those who do, you can thank @swim2win4life.

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