15 Rules for a Monster Swim Season

Looking to charge hard into the 2015/2016 season? Here are 15 rules for making it your best yet.

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Lesley Paterson on Finishing the Season Strong

This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.

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#MotivationMonday: Cal Women In The Weight Room (Video)

Check out how the Cal Women work it out in the weight room.


The Case For and Against Early Morning Practices

The early morning practice is a familiar part of the swimming experience. Here is why it does and doesn’t make sense for fast swimming.


Get a Total Body Swim Specific Workout at Home

Are you a swimmer or triathlete that’s extremely busy? Do you find it difficult to get to a pool for your swim training? You can get a total body swim specific workout at home.

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How to Recover Mentally When You Are Injured

We have all been there at some point. Training will be going , well, swimmingly, and out of the blue we will suffer an injury. Or perhaps it is that chronic injury we thought we finally had a lid on that pops back up and stings us for what feels the millionth time. In both cases, the resulting feelings are the same.


Backstroke Tempo Starts With Your Core

It’s important to keep your core in check when swimming backstroke.

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Better Freestyle with Side Kick, Russian Number, and The Brick

Courtesy of James Fike, inventor of THE BRICK Getting faster is never just about training harder, you have to train…


3 Open Water Sighting Tips from Chloe Sutton

2-time Olympian Chloe Sutton just created a video where she teaches open water sighting and breathing techniques for open water swimmers and triathletes.

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Leila Vaziri Water Workout: Pre-Workout Stretching (Video)

U.S. National Teamer Leila Vaziri tackles stretching in her latest swimming technique videoWant to bolster your own stretching routine with tried-and-true techniques for getting loose? This week, Vaziri Swim shows you how.

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Why I Swim

Swimming is far more than just a sport for many of us. Here are just a few of the endless reasons that I swim.


8 Reasons to Keep a Swim Log

Elite swimmers know the value in tracking and monitoring their progress. Here are 8 reasons you should be keeping a swim log.


5 Things You Will Take Away From Swimming

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…


The Key To Success: Trust Your Coach

Most of the success as a swimmer comes from how hard they train and how motivated they are to reach their goals, but a huge factor in how well you train and compete, comes from your coach.


How to Use Self-Talk for Better Swim Practices

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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