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Video: Teach Your Dog To Swim

Often times the most simple drills can make the biggest difference in your stroke. Even something as simple as sculling can fix your feel for the water and overall technique in your freestyle.

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Why Do They Swim? (Part V – End Of A Series)

By Robert Sullivan, fifth and final in a series They swim for food. That’s a bit of a joke, and…

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When It Comes To Swimming, Be Selfish

I was always taught to treat others like how I wanted others to treat me. While this is true, in the sport of swimming and in life, you have to be selfish if you want to survive the grind.

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A Thank You Letter To My Coaches

Written and courtesy of Katie Lafferty Dear Coaches, I want to take some time to just say thank you. I…

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Shouts From The Stands: My Friend Bill Krumm, A Message To All

My wife, Cindy, and I had Bill Krum visit us on Saturday February 25th. We talked a lot of swimming and then enjoyed sushi at a local restaurant.


Life Without Swimming: Reflections after Week 1 of Retirement

The biggest lesson that swimming didn’t teach me is that life goes on. I didn’t about life once I was done with swimming. Nobody prepared me for when I would be done.


Video: How To Swim Backstroke Like A Boss

It’s spring break! That means sun, fun, and extra time to try out this weeks awesome new stroke clinic drill.

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Finding Success In Failure

Can failure be a good influence on our lives? Sure, success is important, but failure can be just as or even more important than success.


FINIS Set Of The Week: Championship Individual Medley Set

This week’s FINIS Set of the Week (#SOTW) comes from Cejih “CG” Yung, who has been involved with swimming on both the coaching and professional sides of the sport for over 10 years.


5 Amazing Things Michael Phelps Said About His Mom

I was fortunate to hear Michael Phelps speak last week, sitting with my fellow swim moms and Masters swimmers.

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The Time You Missed Your Child’s Race

It was during a Long Course meet. While enjoying a delightful conversation with a Swim Dad (chatting about everything, BUT…


Video: Slam Dunk Kicking Drill

Here is another incredible drill for two swimmers to get competitive and take their kicking to a new level. We like to call this the Wrestling Drill.

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Full Circle Of Life – What Goes Around…

In life, we often hold on to things that could help others more than us. I had no idea what a t-shirt could do, until I re-met Anton. Through Eset, Anton earned his gold medal.


Video: Vertical Kicks And Backflips

This week is Partner Drills week, and today we review the Eiffel Tower drill. This drill is an underwater kicking drill designed for more skilled swimmers to work on all facets of their kicking.

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Rowdy Gaines Tips For New Open Water Swimmers (Video)

OWP Board of Advisors members and NBC Olympic Commentator Rowdy Gaines offers a few pieces of advice for those just jumping into to open water swimming.

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