Opinion

10 things swimmers do during practice

So what type of things do we do, and think, during practice? Here is a list of the top 10 things a swimmer does or thinks during practice.

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If you swam and now suffer from Halux Valgus or Hammer Toe, read this Olympic Testimonial

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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SwimOutlet.com Launches Official 2015/16 Racing Suit Technology Guide Together with Its Annual 2015 Tech Suit Reviews

Suits covered in the 2015 Tech Suit Reviews include traditional swim brands such as Arena, TYR, blueseventy and Dolfin, as well as relative newcomers to the U.S. market Hammerhead, Jaked and Rocket Science Sports.

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Confessions of a Swim Mom: I Missed my Swimmer’s Event

If you are a swim parent for any duration of time, you will eventually feel the guilty sting of accidentally missing your child’s event.

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Pro Talk: Performance-Enhancing Drugs

In part 2 of the Florida Swim Network’s “Pro Talk” series with Eric McGinnis, Roy Burch, and Elvis Burrows, the…

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5 Misconceptions of Gold Medal Clubs and the Truth

Swimming for a gold medal club is tough. Here are five misconceptions about gold medal clubs that always win the state meet.

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THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 7: How Do I Get Started on the LCHF Diet?

This week, the Swim Viking dives into the specifics of how to put a low-carb, high-fat diet into action.

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When you are a swim coach and your child swims do you buy the expensive kneeskin suit for your kid?

A Division I head swimming coach struggles over whether or not to buy the expensive kneeskin suits for his kids, only 7 and 10 years old. What would you do?

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4 Things to Do to Get Your Mind Right Pre-Race

Mental noise, internal and external pressure, and the environment can greatly determine any race’s success.

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THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 6: USRPT. Duh…

In part 6, the Viking forays into training styles and tackles the ever-popular and ever-contentious Ultra-Short Race Pace Training, or USRPT.

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On the Outside Looking In: Race in Swimming

This opinion piece is courtesy of Franco Pacheco. There is a moment when an athlete or coach walks onto a…

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7 Ways to be a Better Teammate

It’s the season for championship meets, and the goal of any program is to finish on top. One of the easiest ways to do this is to compete as a cohesive team, with everyone participating as the best teammate they can be.

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Yik Yak Reveals the Ugly Side of Swimming – Shout From the Stands

In what has been an amazing conference championship’s season, an elephant has been sneaking onto the deck.

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The Pros, Cons and Misconceptions of Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT)

Eric McGinnis: “Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) is one of the most widely debated topics in swimming at the moment. It’s also one of the worst names ever created for a training program.”

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THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 5: Muscle Fiber Types, Recruitment and Specificity

This week, the Viking tackles the different types of fast-twitch muscle fibers and more.

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