swimming

4 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Stroke Technique Analyzed

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.

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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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5 Keys to Finding the Motivation to Train

For many former competitive swimmers, finding the motivation to return to consistent training after a long and intense career can be challenging.

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3 Steps to Better Sleep during Travel Meets

With the end of the season fast approaching, swimmers are beginning to taper for peak performances. Elite athletes know how…

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The Top 4 Rules For Post Swim Meet Recovery

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.

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3 Steps to Better Body Position in Swimming

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.

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Former All-American Hannah Ross finding new home in professional cycling

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.

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26 Tips to Help Swim Coaches to Avoid Boring Routines

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.

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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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Are You Swimming Faster in Practice than Competition? Here’s Why.

It can be infuriating and mystifying for swimmers to swim faster in practice than competition. Here is the simple reason for why this happens.

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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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Bondi Beach in Brighton: England’s Successful Sea Swimming Centre

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.

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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 Misconceptions About Swimming

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.

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Think you know Ian Thorpe? Watch this video and learn a lot more

This swimming video profile is long, but worth watching to dive deep on Ian Thorpe history, hearing it from the man himself.

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