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10 Tips for More Confidence in the Pool

Struggling with your levels of self-confidence in the pool? Here are 10 ways to get back on track.

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Have a Bad Workout? Remember These 5 Things.

Bad workouts will happen. Here are 5 tips to help you come back smarter and faster the next time you have a stinker of a workout.

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How to improve hip rotation and efficiency in swimming

True swimming power comes from the hips. Try this swimming set.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Mastering The Approach

The important law of inertia comes into play at several key times during the flip turn and the approach to the wall is one of them. If a body in motion truly wants to stay in motion then the worst thing we can do is slow down while approaching the wall. Yet nearly every swimmer does.

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Steele Wisdom: 7 Visualization Drills for Fast Swimming

Steele’s coaching wisdom can be summed up simply: “It’s not what you do, but how you do it,” and “if it’s fun to watch, it’s fun to do”.

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Kinetic Energy in Swimming – Part 2: The Core is King

Since we last caught up with Rebecca Westfall and Gary Sturdy’s exploration of swimming and physics, Rebecca’s has found a…

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Lo Swim Photo Vault: Summer 2014

Lo Swim was founded in 2009 by former Cal and Davis swimmers Annie Babicz and Sheeva Van Gemeren. The two set out to create something they never had during their collegiate careers: a fashion forward suit that stood up to the intense demands of training.

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The 8 Swimmers You See Behind the Blocks

Swimmers are a weirdly unique bunch. From the way we train, to our pre-race rituals, we all have those little idiosyncrasies. Here are 8 different swimmers that we see behind the blocks at meets.

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Jolyn Fashion Photo Vault: September Lookbook

Photographer: Hailley Howard – Model: Tabitha Grayston – MUA: Marlaine Reiner – Produced & Styled: Mallyce Miller

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5 Things Swimmers Do to Derail Their Workouts

This season make your workouts more consistent and 16.4 times as awesome by steering clear of these common hang-ups that often derails a swimmer’s workout.

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The Freestyle Flip Turn: What you need to know

Over the next several weeks, I will break down the flip turn into four components: the approach, the flip, the underwater and the breakout. Each of these components is important and I commonly see mistakes made in all four of them, often by the same swimmer.

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Strength Training with Hyper-mobile Joints

Hyper-mobile joints are advantageous in swimming, but can be detrimental to strength training on land if the athlete is not mindful of the tendency to hyperextend or hyper-rotate these joints.

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