Training

3 Ways to Maintain your Strength In Swimming

Staying in better shape by maintaining your strength from one season to the next will help you manage preseason training better and set you up for a great training cycle. Let’s discuss three ways you can maintain your strength over the course of your break.

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5 Goals Every Swimmer Should Set This Season

Let’s take a look at the 5 goals every swimmer can put their mind to this season, and how they’ll put you on the fast track to great summer performances.

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5 Things You’ll Never Hear a Successful Swimmer Say

The things we tell ourselves matters. Here are 5 things you’ll never hear a successful swimmer tell themselves.

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Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Hosts Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte

The Arena Pro Swim Series will be held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center (MCAC) in Charlotte this weekend. MCAC has been known as one of those special places where fast swimming happens without a lot of glitz and glamour.

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7 Ways to Swim Fearlessly in 2015 and 2016

Is fear holding you back from achieving your potential in the pool? Here are 7 tips to swim fearlessly in 2015.

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Swim with Leila: Flip Turn Tips video

This time around, Vaziri walks viewers through the finer details of the flip turn, focusing on a tight tuck, a quick rotation and the role of your feet in producing a fast, technically sound flip turn.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.

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Coach’s Intel: ATOM’s Shaynah Jerrell Shares a Broken 200 Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel Shaynah Jerrell of ATOM shares a broken 200 set that she likes to use with her swimmers.

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16 Things Your Swim Coach Likes to Say

Good swim coaches bring out the best in their athletes. Here are 16 things swim coaches say when on deck at the local pool.

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…

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Try the Freestyle Kick Butterfly Drill – Video Feature

Freestyle kick butterfly is not easy to do, but if done properly with a consistent kick and with fins, a swimmer can feel the surge forward as he or she throws the head down and swings the arms forward after each breath.

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How to Have Better “Bad” Swim Practices

We all have ’em. Those workouts where nothing seems to go your way. Here is how to make the most of those sessions in the pool.

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Swimmers, Sweat, and Why You Need Electrolytes

In the water, the obvious indicators of dehydration are less apparent—excessive sweating, dry mouth, overheating, etc., so it’s easy to forget to drink fluids steadily throughout practice.

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