Training

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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Jolyn Fashion Photo Vault: October Lookbook

Photographer: Marc Gabor // Marcgabor.com — Location: Tahiti

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3 ways to build leg strength in swimming

Leg strength can make or break a race – in both sprint and distance events. Here are 3 easy ways to build leg strength in the water…

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6 swim resistance accessories swimmers love and hate

Swim Training courtesy of Ryan Turner Pushing off the wall has never been harder, but there’s a silver lining to…

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10 Things Non-Swimmers Will Never Understand About Swimming

For the casual observer, swimmers might seem like a bizarre lot. Here are 10 things that non-swimmers will never understand about swimming.

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Why High Elbow matters in swimming

This simple element in both the catch and the recovery is entirely crucial to the efficiency of all four strokes.

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Xmetrics: World’s 1st Activity Tracker For Swimmers with Audio Feedback & Bio-mechanical Data Analysis

Xmetrics is the world’s first activity tracker for swimmers with real-time audio feedback & bio-mechanical data analysis.

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Steele Wisdom: Positives That Help Your Swim Team

Courtesy of 4-time NCAA DII Coach of the Year Bob Steele.

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VIDEO: Laura Sogar’s Favorite Breaststroke Drill, Breast Arms, Flutter Kick

Swim Training / Swimming Video courtesy of VeloPress

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What Kind of Swimmer Do You Want to Be? (And Yes, “Excellent” Is an Answer.)

Want to add some extra velocity to your goals and habits in the pool? Learn how by setting identity-based habits.

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How to Squeeze More Awesome from Your Swim Practices

Are you making the most of your time in the water? Instead of focusing on doing more, focus on doing it better. Here are 3 ways to max out the time spent at practice.

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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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