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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sleep and Athletic Performance

It can be so tempting to stay up into the late hours of the night scrolling through Instagram. But in the long run, what’s more important: a girl’s Instagram post you barely know or getting the most of your training?

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Nathan Adrian’s 3 Favorite Exercises

Nathan’s top three “Bridge exercises” are the Weighted Pull Up, the Hex Bar Dead Lift and the Disc Freestyle Slide.

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Why Sculling Matters In Swimming

Sculling with the hands is one of the best ways to teach a swimmer to feel the water.

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7 Ways to Use Your Swimming Log More Effectively

Here are 7 powerful ways to make the most of your swimming log.

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The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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10 Things You Will Learn About Yourself from Swimming

Over the course of your career swimming will teach you a lot about life, and about yourself. Here are 10 such things you will learn via our favorite sport.

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3 Steps to Faster Turns

Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.

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Why Not Dream a Little Bigger?

Today a swimmer will make the decision to be better than they were yesterday in the pool. Will that swimmer be you?

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10 Tools for Swimmers to Manage Self-Doubt

Disguised as reason, self-doubt lurks in our minds, whispering to us that our efforts are in vain, that the hard work will be for naught. Here are 10 different ways to beat back the voices of self-doubt the next time you walk out on deck:

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Jolyn Lookbook: Adventures in Maui

Photographer: Marc Gabor at marcgabor.com – Models: Xena and Raven – Lookbook Design: Jen Terry

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5 Quotes to Remember When Tackling Training

No matter how in love you may be with the sport of swimming, training is not always going to be rainbows and butterflies. Here are 5 quotes to remember when tackling training…

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Olympic icon Matt Biondi and a Movie Star Team Up For 5 Clinics and 1 Camp

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Biondi had one of the most incredible performances in swimming history, winning five gold medals and breaking four World Records in the process.

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3 Reasons Why Stretching for Race Recovery is a Must

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)

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5 Ways to Improve Your IM with Michael Weiss

The 400 IM is no easy feat and dominated by some of the most talented swimmers in the world, but Weiss knows exactly what it takes.

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Developing Speed in Dryland

Can you teach speed? Larry Arnold is developing it. In this clip from a session with Phoenix Swim Club, he shows you one way he works his magic.

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Team Arena Combines for 13 Medals at Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte

Tom Shields topped Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps to win the 100-meter butterfly.Shields posted a time of 52.12 seconds to earn the victory in the 16th-fastest time in the world this year.

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10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.

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