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Win With Dolphin Kick, The 5th Stroke

Coach Eddie Reese dedicates sets in each practice to improving the dolphin kick. It is no wonder that Texas had 6 out of 8 finalists in the men’s 100 yard fly at the NCAA Division 1 Championships this year.

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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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5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep the Night Before Your Big Race

It’s the night before the big race and you find yourself staring wide eyed at the back of your eyelids. Here are 5 tips for relaxing and getting a good night’s rest.

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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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Why Do We Get Less Optimistic The Closer the Big Race Gets?

It’s a familiar situation; with weeks or days remaining until the big meet a swimmer will develop a seemingly random crisis in confidence. Here is why this happens.

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The Top Moments of 20 Years of the FINA World Championships (Part 1)

At the 1998 FINA Worlds Grant Hackett would win the mile. Here are more of the top moments from the past 20 years of FINA World Championships.

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How to Get Ahead of Training Setbacks Before they Happen

Setbacks in training are inevitable, but with a little bit of planning swimmers can get ahead of them. Here’s how.

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Follow coach Rachel Stratton-Mills’ yearlong club tour leading up to 2016 Olympic Trials

With just under a year left until the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, one swim coach is taking a tour across America to see a wide view of America’s Swim Team in the lead up to America’s biggest swim meet.

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5 Motivational Swimming Posters to Get You Fired Up

Looking for motivational swimming posters that don’t suck? YourSwimBook has got ya covered.

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Aqualillies for JOLYN: July Lookbook

Photographer Hailley Howard – Producer Mallyce Miller – Makeup + Hair Marlaine Reiner – Models: Jeanie Joseph, Jane Kok, Ali Ziel and Diana Care – Coordinators: Kate and Carla Niis

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5 Tips for Surviving Your Taper

For some swimmers, the real struggle comes after all of the hard work is done. Here are 5 tips for surviving your taper.

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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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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Freestyle hand position (Video)

Swimming requires a certain amount of feeling and grip of the water – correlating to your hand. Your palm should be flat, creating a gentle pull on the water. Your fingers are slightly spread apart.

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TritonWear Makes Superior Swimmers With Revolutionary Technology

Real-time data in a coach’s hand is a powerful tool that will allow coaches to optimize each swimmer’s training program.

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Trent Grimsey’s Top Three Tips for Open Water Efficiency

Trent Grimsey: “The three biggest areas you need to master if you want to become as efficient as possible in the open water are body position, sighting and breathing.”

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7 Harsh Realities of Being Great in the Pool

Ready for greatness? Here are 7 things you need to know on your way to swimming excellence.

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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Backstroke head position (Video)

This week, swim coach Leila Vaziri takes on backstroke head position in her weekly series of technique videos.

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