Elite swimmers don’t just swim faster, they swim tougher. Here are 7 tips for increasing mental toughness with your athletes.
Mercersburg Swim Clinics provide an experience that teaches swimmers the most innovative techniques available, while having fun. The philosophy is simple. Swimmers do not just compile distance, but rather work on improvements in starting, turning, and stroke techniques.
Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big meet.
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When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)
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4-time Olympic medalist, Peter Vanderkaay, has a lot of experience racing at the elite-level. He keeps his pre-race meal simple, carb-heavy, with a little bit of protein.
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.
SwimSwam partners FINIS have teamed up with swimming photographer Mike Lewis of Ola Vista Photography to share some behind the scenes…
During competitions, stretching can be a particularly useful way to accelerate post-race recovery and improve pre-race warm ups with minimal exertion. (Featured image: Natalie Coughlin)
How you eat is not about calories, “super foods”, or special tricks. It is entirely about how you can best refuel your muscles for the next race while accelerating recovery from the previous one.
“Denny (Coach Pursley) taught me the relationship between work and reward.” Glenn Mills, co-founder of GoSwim.tv and U.S. Olympian.
Courtesy of BridgeAthletic: With college conference championship season in full-swing, here are four ways to prepare for your championship meet.
2012 Olympic medalist, Nick Thoman, explains how you can improve your catch in backstroke with the Two Scoops Backstroke Drill.