Training

3 Healthy Dessert Alternatives During Competition Season

This time of year is particularly busy for swimmers. Let’s take a look at three alternatives you can incorporate into your diet to help you stay committed to proper nutrition.

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How to Strength Train on the Pool Deck

No Weight Room? No Problem! Let’s discuss all the equipment and tools you may need to execute proper strength training on the pool deck.

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4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Swimming Outside in the Summer

For most swimmers, the warmer weather means a change of venue. The stuffy indoor pools are put in the past…

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17 Ways You Know You Are a Distance Swimmer

The distance swimmer has their own set of struggles. Here are 17 ways you know that you are a distance swimmer.

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Bruce Hayes vs. The Albatross and the 800 Relay Glory of 1984

Before Lezak’s heroics in Beijing there was Bruce Hayes and his epic relay leg against the most dominant swimmer of the 1984 Olympics, West Germany’s Michael Gross.

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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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Why we should rotate our bodies in freestyle and backstroke

All of the elite swimmers of the world rotate their bodies along the long axis, the axis that their body is moving down the pool, while swimming freestyle and backstroke. They don’t just rotate a little bit. They rotate a lot. The question is, why?

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7 Things Smart Swimmers Need to Stop Doing

Our swimming is a collection of habits, both good and bad. With that in mind, here are 7 habits that smart swimmers need to ditch.

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4 Tips for Easier Summer Swim Meet Travel

Summer meets can be long and your amount of travel can quickly add up. Elite athletes respond to these circumstances by staying consistent with their routines and continuing to treat their bodies well with healthy choices on the road.

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How To Blast Better Breakouts In Swimming

The fastest part of your swim is the first underwater following the dive. The next fastest part is your underwater following the turn. How good your breakouts are determines how much of that speed you can carry into the swim.

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The Short Term Benefits of Working Hard at Practice

The long term benefits of working hard in the pool are frequently discussed and well known. Here are 3 short term ways that hard work benefits us.

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Indicators – a Lesson in Mental Preparation

The dictionary defines indicator- as something “to give evidence of.” Have you ever used indicators to help you believe in yourself and get mentally ready for a big meet?

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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Training Hard Enough

Everybody says they want to swim fast, but few are willing to do what is necessary at practice. Here are 5 reasons you aren’t training to your full capability.

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Fike Swim Products Reinvents the Kickboard with First-Ever Coreboard

THE BRICK is the world’s first-ever coreboard, a 6 lb weighted kickboard that turns any kick set into a total body workout that actually changes a swimmer’s body position in the water—even after the kicking is done.

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The Art of Swipping: Swimming and Slipping

Dr. Gary Hall Sr: “Swipping is a conjoining of the words Swimming and Slipping. Swipping is a new word I invented to describe swimming with the least amount of frontal drag possible.”

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