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New College Swimming Transfer Rules in Plain English

New NCAA rules went into effect in October that dramatically change the transfer process in college swimming.


The 5 Benefits of Swim-Specific Strength Based Training

In this blog post we are going to touch on 5 (of the many) benefits of swim-specific strength training.

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Smack Swim Strap: Designed For Goggle Straps Comfort

Doctors are not always clear as to why certain swimmers suffer external compression headache commonly called “swim goggle headache” but making sure goggles fit well and are not too tight is an important way to try and minimize the risk.

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Dolfin Swimwear Signs World Championship Medalist Zane Grothe

Dolfin Swimwear is proud to announce the signing of U.S. National Team member, World Championship medalist, and 2020 Olympic prospect Zane Grothe as an endorser.

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FINIS Set of the Week: IM Sprint Set

This set is for all the stroke sprinters and IMers out there! Focusing on killer breakouts, fast legs, powerful finishes, and fine tuning a controlled speed.

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Three Things You Need to Know to Survive, Thrive During The Holidays

Whether the holidays have you taking stock, planning ahead, or submerged in social events and family time, there’s one thing swimmers tend to have in common; our holidays are punctuated with intense training.

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The Proof of Coupling Motions

I have come to believe that coupling motions are extremely important in swimming all four strokes and on the start to enhance power. I have never been able to prove that belief is correct…..until now.


David Schlicht to Make Aussie Dolphins Debut at World Championships

David Schlicht, who is signed with Australian swimwear brand Funky Trunks, has been selected for his first senior Australian Dolphins team after his second place finish to Thomas Fraser-Holmes in the 400m Individual Medley at the 2018 Australian National Short Course Championships.

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FINIS Set of the Week: Underwaters All Day

This set is all about mastering your underwaters (aka: the 5th stroke)! Primarily used with the Evo quick-tempo monofin, we’re going to focus on speed and power to maximize the time underwater.


Meg Bailey Set to Return Down Under After Finishing at Ohio State

Meg Bailey is heading home after Winter Nationals with her new Funkita swimwear contract.

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Upping the InZanity: Grothe is Getting Faster!

This is Zane Grothe’s favorite set and he dropped a total of 23 seconds off of it from one year ago!


How I Trained For Olympic Trials 30 Minutes A Day

In 2015, after not touching water for nearly 18 months, I was struggling with my own identity, constantly bothered by questions like, “Did I reach my full potential? Was 19.69 the fastest I would ever go? Am I old and doomed to a 9-5 job for the rest of my life? Is my time as an athlete over?”


The Ever Changing Face of College Recruiting

I have been directly involved with college recruiting for the past 35 years… Needless to say, I have seen some significant changes in the recruiting process over this time.


The 5 Mentally Toughest American Elite Swimmers in History

There are probably 50 or more good candidates for the top 5 spots, but this is my list. As far as the elite swimmers go, here is my top five list, which includes nine swimmers.


Smack Swim Strap, The Goggle Comfort You Need

Goggles are an essential part of all competitive swimmers equipment but often if the straps are too tight or after an extended period of wearing them they can cause “swim goggle headache”.

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