After four years of swimming nearly every practice in a reverse circle pattern, I’ve gotten used to life on the left lane line. However, when I brought my training pattern to a new team, the first question I heard was “Why?”
Let’s face it: having a bad meet is no fun, but the daily grind of practices is what can really bring us down. What’s the best way to deal when the going gets rough?
The new Reference Guide from FINIS includes training sets and information from world-renowned coaches and athletes.
It’s time to get engaged, and that means thinking during practice. But maybe you aren’t sure where to begin. So here’s a list of ideas for you!
A researcher at POrtsmouth University in the UK has found a new set of muscles for elite swimmers to focus on. (Above: Nora McCullagh)
What’s something you can do in this upcoming year to become your best self in the water?
Ohio State’s Tim Phillips will represent Ohio State at the 2014 Big Ten and, hopefully, NCAA Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
In today’s Coach’s Intel, Swim Dogs head coach Mark Johnston shows you how to develop speed for your 100 yard-or-meter races. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Here is a distance practice courtesy of Kyle Schack. He is the head coach & High Performance Coach at Crimson Aquatics, which is also the home of open water swimmer Olympian Alex Meyer. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Olivier Poirier-Leroy has 8 questions that swimmers should ask themselves every day. (Photo of Nathan Adrian from 2013 US WCT Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Interval training is a key component of an effective swimming workout. For over 50 years, a pace clock has been…
The greats like Ricky Berens know how to relax before a race. Every swimmer is different, but here’s what you can do to relax yourself before big swims. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
2013 USA Swimming 10K Open Water national Champions and 2012 Olympian Alex Meyer utilized the speed he developed in his pool training to close the deal on the finish of this year’s world championship qualifier. Photo: Mike Lewis, OlaVistaPhotography.com
Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…
(Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)