Training

5 Performance Goals Swimmers Need to Focus On

Goal setting can either be a help or a hindrance, depending upon how we go about setting our intentions…

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Swimming Gear Profile – The Adjustable Resistance Kickboard

Courtesy of Evan King HQ: Belleville, Ontario Canada Inventor: Adjustable Resistance Kickboard I swam competitively from ages 9 to 18 and…

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How to Build Stronger Freestyle Kick Mechanics

To build a better freestyle or flutter kick, one must first understand where the propulsive power of the kick is derived and how to balance the two opposing forces of propulsion and frontal drag, in order to maximize the kicking speed.

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Don’t Risk Shallow Water Blackout: Swim Smart and Safe with the Cardio Cap

Using the Cardio Cap takes the guessing game out of hypoxic training. The Cardio Cap allows for intensified hypoxic training by restricting air flow at a safer, more regulated level.

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Glute Activation for Greater Stability in Swimming

Because swimmers over-develop and preferentially activate their quadriceps during lower body exercises, the posterior leg does not respond to resistance as quickly. Over time, this movement pattern becomes habit, and the glutes and hamstrings fail to “turn on” since the quads will automatically absorb the load.

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Team TYR Dominates 2014 Ironman World Championships

Mirinda Carfrae made history as the first-ever Australian woman to win three titles, after earning her second consecutive Kona crown with a time of 9:00:55.

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Everything You Need to Master the Mental Side of Swimming

Ready to master the mental side of your swimming? Here are all of the resources you will need to swim tougher, smarter and faster this year.

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The Swimmer’s Guide to Staying Focused When It Matters

Ever catch yourself drifting off mentally in the middle of your workouts? Here are 3 ways to stay focused while you are training.

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5 Reasons That Swimmers Fail

All too often swimmers can’t get out of their own way while chasing success. Here are 5 reasons that swimmers fail when trying to achieve excellence in the pool.

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21 Ways You Know You Are a Swimmer

Swimming isn’t a sport, it’s a way of life. Here are 21 ways that you know you are a competitive swimmer.

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5 Training Milestones That Kick a Metric Ton of Butt

Training is tough. It’s challenging. But with the grind comes a heap of awesomeness. Here are 5 awesome training milestones.

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3 Ways to Train and Compete With Intention

Just as swimmers conduct a physical warm-up just prior to a practice or competition the best prepared swimmers have also developed a comprehensive psychological or mental warm up in order to put them in the best frame of mind for a great training opportunity or peak performance.

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Slix Australia Two Piece Training Swimsuits Don’t Slip or Drag

If you think you can’t have a swimsuit that’s both active and stylish, think again! While your racer back is practical and your bikini is cute, Slix Australia has found options that merge the two for your fit lifestyle.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Why The Breakout Matters

The breakout is the final part of the freestyle flip-turn and it is also where mistakes are commonly made. A bad breakout can easily transform a good turn into a….not-so-good one. There are several important elements to performing a great freestyle breakout.

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Are You Willing to Do What is Necessary to Achieve Your Goals in the Pool?

Achieving big stuff in the pool requires a couple dashes of sacrifice. Learn whether or not you are ready to take your swimming to the next level with these simple questions.

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