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Yoga for Swimmers: Increasing Your Mobility with Yoga

Incorporating a plan to optimize your mobility is a valuable part of a well rounded training program. A swimming-specific yoga practice is an effective and efficient way to accomplish this.

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Brent Hayden Takes Lessons Learned in the Pool into the Business World

Life after competing is one of the toughest transitions an athlete will ever have to make. Brent Hayden has not only found a new passion to commit to, but he is also inspiring others achieve their goals through his experiences.

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Yoga for Swimmers: How to Incorporate Yoga Into Your Program

Incorporating a swimming-specific yoga practice into your program is an effective and efficient way to accomplish many of your dry land goals.

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Rick DeMont; An Artist’s Approach to Coaching

When speaking with Rick DeMont it doesn’t take long to learn that he has a unique outlook on the sport…

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Mental Health for College Athletes – Ways to Focus on Mental Wellness

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health 30% of college students experience down periods where they find it difficult to function. For this reason taking proactive steps to address your mental wellness is important.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Working with Different Age Groups

A common question swim coaches have when implementing a swimming-specific yoga program is how to apply the practice with different age groups…

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Gregg Troy on Longevity, Racing and Athlete Development

Legendary coach Gregg Troy discusses the keys to longevity in coaching, how to become a great racer and athlete development…

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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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