Opinion

THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 3: LCHF and Aerobic Capacity

In part 3, the Viking talks about how a low-carb, high-fat LCHF diet matters to you, the swimmer or swim coach.

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5 Other Sports Swimmers Might Try and What to Expect

“During down times of the day, we compare sports and talk about workability and cross-sport conversion. After a particularly spirited discussion about rowing and swimming, I decided to research the issues swimmers might face if they attempt to crossover and do their best Bo Jackson impersonation.”

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THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 2: Energy Systems and Swim Training 101

The Viking covers the three energy systems that contribute to the different intensities of athletic movement and how those relate to swim training.

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The Next Big Idea: Rethinking NCAA Conference Championship Meets

NCAA swimming officially began conference championship season last week with a few Division II conferences handing out hardware. Division I…

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Remember Your Coach and What They Meant To You

“Howard Wheeler helped me become a man. I started at Furman not knowing a single person, as a shy, unheralded, barely recruited, average swimmer. Howard not only helped me come out of my shell, but he saw what no other coach had ever seen.”

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THE VIKING MANIFESTO Part 1: The New Science of Healthy Eating

The Screaming Viking begins a series on nutrition in the sport of swimming with some new takes on the traditional wisdom of swimming nutrition plans.

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How Coaching Swimming Changed My Perspective on the Sport

Simmons College swimmer, Alex Vutech, coaches Woodstock Swim Team and gets more than she bargained for.

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Shouts from the Stands: A Unique, Sunny Tradition

UConn junior Mike Lennon gives an inside glimpse at the Huskies’ training trip to Puerto Rico.

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7 Reasons to see the film “Touch the Wall” in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 4th is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. It’s a day to celebrate female athletes everywhere!

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Shouts from the Stands: Student of Swimming or Student who swims?

As we approach a tough phase in our yearly training cycle it is time for athletes to ask themselves the question. Am I a student of swimming or a student who swims?

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What if Swimmers Brawled like the football players at Super Bowl 49?

“What do you think our coach would do if we started fighting with our rival team at the end of conference meet?”

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Morning Swim Practice – The 50 Meter Jungle

It’s a Friday morning in January. It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s been a long week at work, and an even…

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Shouts from the Stands: The difference between Sex and Gender

Gillian Ryan: The distinction between someone’s sex and their gender is something we should all consider when interacting with others.

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