Like most things in sports, doing the same exact strength training you did last season may not help you improve. To continue to get better, you need to challenge your body to learn more complex movements.
FINIS Athletes Anthony Ervin and Jason Dunford having fun in the FINIS Vapor tech suit before the lights pop.
Tim Crowley: “There are two types of swimmers: Those who have had shoulder issues, and those who will develop them.”
Alabama Swimming & Diving highlight video from the 2013 – 2014 season.
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Jim Korth, President of Dolfin (Jade Swimwear, LP) and Mark Schubert, Director of Technical Development, recently announced the signing of Michael Klueh as a member of its Athlete’s Advisory Board.
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Olympians Adam Brown and Peter Vanderkaay discuss when to breathing in freestyle.
If you are a swimmer, swim-parent or swim coach, this is a must-see video. NBAC Coach Bob Bowman delivers a powerful message.
From a kinesiology overview, the pectoralis major (chest) does not contribute significantly for forward propulsion. Therefore, prescribing a bunch of exercises that strengthens the chest would not be the most ideal way of going about things. Don’t get me wrong, we need to work these muscles as well, otherwise the imbalances in the posterior and anterior torso can lead to injuries.
Ryan Lochte: “As a kid, I remember seeing Olympians come to the pool and being so excited and motivated just getting to be around them. It shaped me as an aspiring pro athlete, and now I want to teach these kids the same– that if they set their mind to it, they can accomplish anything.”
Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers. The problems can be severe, often called “chlorine allergy” or “chlorine sensitivity.” Some physical symptoms include itchiness and dryness, breathing problems, rash, hives, etc..
In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.
Using the Foil Monofin is a great way to practice underwater dolphin kicks and also to get into great shape. The Monofin was the first product made by FINIS just over two decades ago and has evolved into a critical training tool for some of the best swimmers in the world.
Swimming video is courtesy of Australian Swimming.
Swimming video, a look back at 2014 NCAAs, is courtesy of the University of Alabama and sophomore Brett Walsh. (Featured Image: Coach Dennis Pursley)