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Pulling Correctly in Backstroke

One of the most common mistakes in technique that we see in all strokes is in the pulling motion of backstroke.


FINIS Set of the Week: Getting Ready for the Big Show

Coach Alan Bircher uses this set as a staple warmup for heavy IM training. Before launching into distance stroke work, he likes to use this sequence of 50’s to get the mind and body ready for some major IM time.

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Olympian Ellie Faulkner Joins the Funky Trunks and Funkita Crew

Olympian Ellie Faulkner starts working for Aussie swimwear labels Funky Trunks and Funkita in Melbourne, Australia.

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Invictus Games is Underway Down Under

The Australian Team ready to race at Invictus Games with support from Ian Thorpe and Aussie swimwear brands Funky Trunks and Funkita.


Olympic Coach and Swimmer, Brett Hawke Joins Fitter and Faster Executive Team

We are proud and excited to announce that internationally recognized swim coach Brett Hawke is joining Fitter and Faster full-time as Development Director of Swim Clinics and Camps!

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Club Assistant Buys Strive in Shakeup Acquisition, Launches Swim Team Apps

Club Assistant, LLC, shakes up the online swim team management offerings today with a complete buyout acquisition of, the surging disruptor in swim workout apps.

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Swim Across America Follow-up: Tara Friedman, Heather Rodriguez

SwimLabs was a sponsor of the inaugural Swim Across America – Denver event which raised over $200,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado. A grand total of 250 swimmers, 16 Olympians, and countless volunteers helped make this first Denver swim a success.

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BioOx Air-Cleaning System: Get To Know Us – From Our Customers

For the past few months, we at BioOx have been telling you all about our air-cleaning system and the work we’re doing to make indoor swimming more comfortable and enjoyable for all.

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8 Key Factors in Achieving Competition Success

With a new season upon us, athletes are starting to consider what comes next. Some athletes are riding the wave of a success, and are thinking about how to maintain the momentum next season, while others are underwhelmed by their performances and looking for ways to be better prepared come championship season.

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What’s Your Most Memorable Pool?

Australian swimwear labels Funky Trunks and Funkita have photographed their athletes at many pools over the years but they’ve been hard pressed to find a cooler place than the outdoor pool at the Cataract Gorge in Tasmania.


Teaching and Learning Fundamentals: Begin with Streamline

I am often asked how relatively important technique is in the sport of swimming compared to training. I believe they are equally important.

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FINIS Set of the Week: Just the LEGS

This week, we’re going for a classic kick endurance workout so use it wisely.

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Smack Strap, The Most Comfort Replacement Goggle Straps

Smack Strap is a unique braided elastic replacement goggle strap which is specifically designed to reduce pressure from goggle straps while still ensuring goggles are comfortable and water tight.

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Teaching Swimming Lessons; What My Students Have Taught Me

Hi! My name is Ashley and I have been working as an instructor at Swimtastic (Franklin location) for two years and have developed close relationships with each of the students that I teach. There are many life lessons I have learned from them, and though I have seen many come and go, no matter what is going on in my life at that moment, I look up to these children.

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Preparing Your Baby for Swim Lessons

It’s normal to feel uneasy about enrolling your infant in swim classes. However, there are many benefits of baby swimming and tips to help ease the process.

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