How to Master Swimming Starts With The Slingshot – Video

With the introduction of the back footplate on the swim starting blocks in 2008, the dynamics of the technique of starting changed.


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Can You Swim Faster By Caring Less?

Can we try too hard to achieve our goals in the pool? Is there a point where our passion for our swimming becomes counter-productive?


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15 Swimmer Stereotypes We Love and Hate

15 Swimmer Stereotypes we love and hate. Which one are you?


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Yoga for Swimmers: 3 Poses to Keep Your Knees Healthy

Knee injuries are a common ailment that swimmers, especially breaststroke specialists, suffer from…

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FINIS Proudly Launches The Fuse Performance Technical Suit

The Fuse offers elite-level results for about 50% of the standard market price.

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7 Reasons Why Tracking Your Practices is So Powerful

Tracking your workouts is a simple, yet high yield way to get more from your swimming. Here are 7 ways to make this tool work for you this season.

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Emily Seebohm Cites Pole Dancing As One Key To Her Success

Seebohm taps into several skills to keep herself sharp headed into Rio.

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Jacco Verhaeren Listens To Legendary Coaches From Australia’s Past

Australian Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren and storied Australian coaches from the past engaged in a recent meeting of the minds.

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A Fun, Yet Crushing 20 Minute Set for Drop Dead Sprinters

Like sprinting? Here is a 20 minute splash-and-dash set that has it all for you short twitch chlorine-heads.

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SwimSwam Launches Print Magazine

SwimSwam Magazine is the exact opposite of every swimming magazine you have seen in the past.

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Bridge Athletic Building Block Series #3– Kettlebells

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by swimmers of all levels on the pooldeck. This Building Block Series requires a kettlebell (KB).

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Why Kids Stop Swimming

With a focus on growing the sport, it’s worth considering why kids already in the sport end up leaving it. Here is why.

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7 Reasons Every Swimmer Should Go to Swim Meets

Swim meets provide valuable lessons and growing opportunities for swimmers. Here are 7 reasons every swimmer should be going to swim meets.

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A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

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Adventures In Age Group Coaching: Get Specific

When coaches are specific with swimmers, everybody wins.

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Simple Shoulder Exercises To Prevent Injury (Video)

The sport we love doesn’t come without its difficulties, as anyone suffering from “swimmer’s shoulder” can attest. Pain in a…

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How to Master The Back Footplate on Starts

There are two options for the track start using the back footplate, weight forward or weight backward.

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