In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.
If you are a coach and your son or daughter is on your team, this article is not for you. This is for us on the sidelines, the parents who give their swimmers tips, thinking we’ll help our kids improve. This is where the old adage, “coaches coach, swimmers swim and parents parent” comes into play.
Which is more essential to the proverbial “college experience”: forced binge drinking fests with incoming freshmen or having the swim team remain a part of your college athletic department?
Nathan’s top three “Bridge exercises” are the Weighted Pull Up, the Hex Bar Dead Lift and the Disc Freestyle Slide.
SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly expressed more interest in and excitement for the World Junior Championships than the World University Games.
Learn 6 different tips for surviving your next session at your local public swim.
You’re excited. You’re nervous. You’re anxious. You’re happy. You’re sad. There’s very few times in your life that you’re going to feel all of the conflicting emotions all at the same time again.
Thankfully, swimming is sport that can last a lifetime. If a child is truly passionate about swimming, they will swim through grade school, high school, college and beyond in masters and open water swimming.
SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly pointed to direct finals access for major medalists as the most disliked World Cup format change, with almost half of votes going for that rules update.
We need to be encouraging when things aren’t going so swimmingly. I truly believe if we enjoy the process, our kids will, too.
The World Swimming Association Will Hold Its Constitutional Convention on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Washington, DC, USA, at the Washington Hilton from 3:00-8:00 p.m., in conjunction with the 2017 ASCA World Clinic.
The World Championships came to a close earlier this month and it always takes a week or two to reflect back and absorb some of the great performances that we witnessed, along with the event’s overall impact on the sport and the global sporting landscape.
Watch world champion Junya Koga performing the body rotation backstroke swimming drill, you will see how powerful the body rotation can be when coupled with the kick or the pull.
During the crucial weeks and days leading up to swim meets, swimmers should properly implement a taper phase in their dryland training to optimize performance on race day.
SwimSwam voters narrowly picked Sarah Sjostrom’s 100 free world record as more impressive than Adam Peaty’s 50 breast world record.
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