The sheer density of the water we have to swim through – 800 times denser than air, to be precise – means that learning to swim efficiently should be an aspiring athlete’s first priority.
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.
For many former competitive swimmers, finding the motivation to return to consistent training after a long and intense career can be challenging.
With the end of the season fast approaching, swimmers are beginning to taper for peak performances. Elite athletes know how…
With several meets upon us in a short summer season, recovering quickly from long competitions is important to maintaining consistency in your training. When you finish that final race on Sunday, take your recovery seriously in order to re-focus your energy heading into another week of training.
Giving your body the best opportunity to maintain form during a race will help you finish stronger. Let’s discuss how to improve your body position.
After a lengthy and successful NCAA career and a short stint in USA Triathlon’s developmental program, Hannah Ross (third from right) eventually moved into competitive cycling, where she is now competing as a professional in Europe.
The current ease with which young people can choose to participate in other, more entertaining activities should encourage us to seek strategies capable of helping them to choose the sport of swimming. 26 strategies are listed here.
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.
It can be infuriating and mystifying for swimmers to swim faster in practice than competition. Here is the simple reason for why this happens.
What’s the formula for a long, healthy life? Four things: genetics, nutrition, exercise, being physically, mentally, and emotionally involved on a daily basis.
With many pools in the UK facing closure since the 2012 Olympic Games, the Brighton sea swimming center represents a glimmer of hope amidst an uncertain swimming future.
The 100 IM is a race many swimmers would love to have!
Swimming seems like an ideal sport, right? Not so fast. Just getting in the pool and swimming is not necessarily the key to unlocking all of its potential benefits.
This swimming video profile is long, but worth watching to dive deep on Ian Thorpe history, hearing it from the man himself.