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How Does Your Breath Impact Your Swimming Performance?

Understanding how the breath impacts your physical, mental and emotional states can give you an edge in competition, training and life.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Three Ways to Develop Greater Body Awareness

Developing greater body awareness is one of the advantages of incorporating a swimming-specific yoga practice into your training plan.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Four Poses to Improve Your Freestyle

A swimming-specific yoga practice is a wonderful way to develop strength and mobility needed for an effective and efficient freestyle.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Increasing Thoracic Spine Mobility

Increasing thoracic spine mobility can help improve technique and shoulder health, which is why it is part of a yoga for swimmers practice.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Increasing Your Hip Mobility

A swimming-specific yoga practice is an extremely effective way to increase hip mobility, which is one key to developing a strong and efficient kick, in all strokes…

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Eddie Reese’s Recipe for Creating a Winning Culture

In March Eddie Reese capped off his 40th season at the helm of the University of Texas men’s program by winning the NCAA Division One title for the 14th time. Reese shared with SwimSwam some of the ways he has developed a culture of excellence in Austin.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Cultivating Relaxation

One of the most effective ways a Swimming-Specific Yoga practice can be designed to enhance recovery is through a relatively unknown practice called Yoga Nidra. This article includes a short guided meditation (Yoga Nidra) to enhance your body awareness and increase your ability to relax and let go.

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A Day on Deck with Gary Hall Sr.

It was clear after watching Gary Hall Sr. on deck that he has been successful by focusing on the fundamentals, communicating effectively and creating an engaging environment…

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Yoga for Swimmers: A Sequence to Strengthen Your Core

Building core strength is one of the top priorities of coaches and swimmers in a dry land program. Creating a swimming-specific yoga practice that focuses on a core connection is an extremely effective way to address this need.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Improving Your Mental Skills

People commonly see yoga as a series of physical skills that improve strength, mobility and body awareness. Yoga is also an incredible way to work on your mental skills while developing your physical abilities…

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Mental Health for Coaches: Creating an Active Lifestyle

Coaching is a demanding job and can drain your physical, mental and emotional energy. One way to restore that energy is through exercise.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Focusing on the Fundamentals

Yoga is an amazing supplement to a swimmer’s core training program. Like any other activity you need to have a strong foundation and focus on the fundamentals to ensure your practice is effective…

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Yoga for Swimmers: Building a Yoga Practice into Your Training Plan

When implementing a yoga practice it must fit seamlessly into the overall periodization of your program…

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Yoga for Swimmers: Developing Positive Self-Talk

An amazing aspect of a yoga for swimmers practice is that it gives you tools to establish and implement strategies that develop more effective mental skills…

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Yoga for Swimmers: Using Yoga to Enhance Your Taper

During your taper swimming-specific yoga is an amazing way to allow the body and mind to recover…

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