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One Of The Best Chest Exercises For Swimmers: 1-Arm Chest Press

From a kinesiology overview, the pectoralis major (chest) does not contribute significantly for forward propulsion. Therefore, prescribing a bunch of exercises that strengthens the chest would not be the most ideal way of going about things. Don’t get me wrong, we need to work these muscles as well, otherwise the imbalances in the posterior and anterior torso can lead to injuries.

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How to Eliminate Chloramines After Swimming

Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers. The problems can be severe, often called “chlorine allergy” or “chlorine sensitivity.” Some physical symptoms include itchiness and dryness, breathing problems, rash, hives, etc..

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Olympian Connor Jaeger Featured in Swimming Documentary “The Water Is My Sky”

Jaeger, who just wrapped up his senior season at the University of Michigan, will be offering a glimpse into the world of professional swimming as he trains toward the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Swim Faster…Faster with USRPT! Understand and Implement USRPT DVD now available for sale!

Ever wonder why swimmers are taught to swim long distances at slow speeds when they’re preparing for races 50 to 1500 meters? Or why gifted swimmers quit because they’ve burned out? If so, you just might want to learn more about the scientific research behind the new swimming training method that is impacting racers worldwide.

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How To Foam Roller Yourself Into Being a Better Swimmer

The foam roller is now as common on pool desk as swimsuits and goggles. But do they provide significant benefits? And how should you use them correctly to benefit swimming?

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Michael Phelps Video Interview at 15 Years Old: The Prelude to the Media Frenzy

Michael Phelps is about to explode onto the competitive swimming scene again, though no one will officially go on-the-recond about the exact date and time.

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Why FINIS Has Gone Strapless

With the release of the Agility and Instinct strapless hand paddles, it is clear that FINIS has found some advantages in producing paddles without the traditional elastic straps.

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Swim Video: Super Slow Motion Breaststroke

Swim Video is courtesy of David Marsh Performance and Queens University of Charlotte, a SwimSwam Swim Camp Partner. This video…

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How to Deal with the Taper Blues

Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big meet.

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The Winning Team’s Mindset

When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)

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A Topsy-Turvy 2014 ACC Men’s Championship Leaves Fans on Edge of Their Seats

Virginia Tech’s Ned Skinner and his Hokie men brought parity to the ACC, which created one of the most exciting conference championship meets we’ve seen in years.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: What is The Best Pre-Race Meal

4-time Olympic medalist, Peter Vanderkaay, has a lot of experience racing at the elite-level. He keeps his pre-race meal simple, carb-heavy, with a little bit of protein.

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Soro To Goalkeep for Brazil: A New Wave in Water Polo (Milorad Cavic Editorial)

This post was written by Olympic medalist Milorad Cavic, who represented his native Serbia when he challenged Michael Phelps in that .01 second 100 butterfly race in the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Pool Indoor Air Quality: Why It Matters to Your Health and Performance (PART 2)

Mixing air causes corrosion in higher parts of the building, including the roof. This is usually the cause of a breeze or draft on a pool deck. This effect spreads bad air all over the place, and is intensified by the use of large fans. Look for rust around your pool. If you see any on metal components in your roof, chances are, there is mixing going on.

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A Modern Day Ring of Gyges – Performance Enhancement (Part 3 of 3)

Dean Ottati now looks at the third part of his stumble down morality lane in regards to performance enhancement. In…

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