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FINIS Set Of The Week: Hitting Your Taper Perfectly

The key during taper is to remember everyone is DIFFERENT! No two swimmers are the same, therefore need rest a specific way and manner.

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3 Ways For Swim Parents To Make The Last Year Count

“I tell my swimmers to try for best times and leave on a high note their senior year,” said Tim Hill, a coach with more than 30 years experience at the club and collegiate level.

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Are the NCAA’s Overhyped?

Courtesy of Barry Revzin A now infamous comment in an early live recap post suggested that the NCAAs are overhyped….


SwimMom Musings: What Is A Coach

Literally thousands of articles have been written about what qualities you find in the very best swim coaches. Having been around this sport for 14 years, I have seen my share of all types of coaches.


Use Your Food For Recovery

One of the most important factors in sustained athletic success is understanding recovery. There are many components to improving your recovery time from training that can really up you’re A game.


Video: Swim Breaststroke Like Roger Federer

Breastroke is one of those drills that requires finesse. Here at Phlex, we sleep in a bed of finesse.

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My Biggest Competitor Is Myself

As a collegiate swimmer, your conference meet—besides NCAAs—is the most important meet of the season. It is exciting, nerve-racking, stressful, and fun.

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Video: Michael Phelps Secret Weapon

We decided to make a video about a company that has gone above and beyond the basic design for the strength paddle. Just so happens to be Michael Phelps’ MP paddle.

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What Are Your Top 5 Go To Exercises For Race Day Success?

Have you ever started a practice and your shoulder felt a little off? Chances are this has happened in your swimming career.

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Mothering A Champion – Christina Cooper Dressel

Author Eney Jones takes us up-close and personal with Christina Cooper Dressel, mother of Olympic Champion Caeleb Dressel.


Benin, The Swimming Capital Of West Africa

As a competitive swimmer in my youth and now a swim instructor, I dream of one day living in a…

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Are You A Path A Or Path B Swimmer?

At all of our Race Club camps, we discuss with swimmers and their parents the importance of knowing what path the swimmer is on. Surprisingly, many don’t really know.


5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Swimmers’ Performance

If we—or our children—have self-defeating words bouncing through our brains, those negative and destructive thoughts need to be changed.


Exploring India – Swimming’s Next Emerging Market – With Nisha Millet

By Matt Rees It’s a question that swim geeks occasionally like to debate: “Will there be a time when swimmers simply…


Swimming, From: A Retired Swimmer

I never thought the day would actually come where I was done swimming forever. I had been working so hard at something I loved for twelve long,

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