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.
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.
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.
Setbacks in training are inevitable, but with a little bit of planning swimmers can get ahead of them. Here’s how.
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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For some swimmers, the real struggle comes after all of the hard work is done. Here are 5 tips for surviving your taper.
With the end of the season fast approaching, swimmers are beginning to taper for peak performances. Elite athletes know how…
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.
Real-time data in a coach’s hand is a powerful tool that will allow coaches to optimize each swimmer’s training program.
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.”
Ready for greatness? Here are 7 things you need to know on your way to swimming excellence.
This week, swim coach Leila Vaziri takes on backstroke head position in her weekly series of technique videos.