You feel ready, but before you set off, there are three common mistakes swimmers make on, and just before, race day. Don’t let these dietary blunders jeopardize your performance on the big day.
It’s hard being a swimmer sometimes, especially since, as all swimmers know, no one outside the sport understands swimming.
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While nearly all of the forces that create propulsion come from the hands and feet, certain other movements we can do with will increase the amount of propulsion coming from the pull and kick. We call those coupling motions.
The maximum propulsion occurs at the beginning of the down kick with a flick of the foot toward plantar flexion of the ankle. The more plantar flexion of the ankle, the more foot surface area is available to push backward in the water, creating propulsion.
Swimmers treat their team like a family, albeit a dysfunctional family. As with any close-knit group of well-meaning people, awkward moments will ensue.
The speed of the freestyle kick is the baseline speed for your freestyle. The higher the baseline speed (kick speed), the faster you will swim, after adding your pulling motion and body rotation.
First, I want to dispel one myth about breathing during intense exercise. In no sport does an athlete ever take a complete inhalation or expiration.
Official dates have been set for the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships, which will be taking place from August 7th to August 20th, 2017.
There is no doubt that swimming, like any sport, has its own specialized vocabulary. But there are also some everyday words that have a completely different meaning to swimmers.
Is fear holding you back from achieving your potential in the pool? Here are 7 tips to swim fearlessly in 2016-2017.
In the sprinters’ world, RPM matters. When a swimmer goes from hip-driven to shoulder-driven, he basically changes the technique of using his hand (and arm) from an airplane wing and paddle to using it as a propeller.
Here are ten things you didn’t know about one of the greatest swimmers in history, Mark Spitz.