Opinion

Jason Lezak & Seeds of Third Effort

Chuck Warner, the author and coach, is an old friend. Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the…

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: Booster Drill for Explosive Sprints with Kara Lynn Joyce

This point of this “Sprint Freestyle Drill” with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen is to be fast, explosive, and have a great reaction time.

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Pool Indoor Air Quality: Why it Matters to Your Health and Performance (Part 1)

Take a moment and ask yourself: what’s the worst air quality you’ve ever experienced at an indoor pool? Not just recently…but ever. Have you ever wondered why? Why is the air so bad in most indoor pools, and seemingly fine in others?

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The History of Swimwear

“Wool was virtually the only fiber that was available. While cotton was a booming business at the time it creates a denser fiber than wool and does not have any of wool’s natural water-repelling capabilities.” (Image: Buster Crabbe, 1932 Olympic gold medalist, 400m freestyle)

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Becca Mann blogs (and videos) USRPT, Day 3

On day 3, Becca Mann is back with some video footage of USRPT in action, plus her thoughts on its viability as a training strategy.

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Becca Mann Blogs USRPT, Day 2

Becca Mann has now completed two days of USRPT, and has answers to some of your questions!

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How To Improve Stroke Cycles to Predict Closing Speed

“One of the most intriguing topics in my research has been freestyle stroke pulling indices (tempo, stroke length, cycle count), and its ability to predict the closing speed of eilte swimmers.”

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How Strength Training Affects Start & Turn Performances

The best ways to improve start and turn performances are found on land simply because one can manipulate force and power variables for optimal gains in explosiveness. Plyometric training for swimmers has shown drastic improvements for swimmers. (Featured Image: Jason Lezak)

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What is the Head Strong Posture Trainer?

Have you heard of the Head Strong Posture Trainer but are not really sure what it is, what it does, and how it can make you a faster swimmer? Watch this short video and have all of your questions answered!

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How Cesar Cielo Overcame Surgery on Both Knees, Swimmer Strength

October 2012, Cesar Cielo underwent surgery on both knees. The recovery was long and arduous, robbing Cesar of a quality training. Cesar had to find a way to quickly regain his leg strength while continuing to rehabilitate his knees.

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Mark Spitz featured in dramatic HBO documentary

Mark Spitz, who is Jewish, became the greatest athlete on earth less than 30 years after World War II, after Nazi Germany fell.

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At US Winter Nationals Kids Received Elite Swimmer’s Medals

Tennessee Aquatics Coach Marshall Goldman: “After witnessing what I saw behind the scenes from all of the swimmers and coaches…I was left speechless and an even bigger fan of the sport to which I’ve been a lifelong fan.”

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Swim Like A Champion, Not your Typical Instructional Video Series

Since Saturday, December 7th, a lot of elite swimmers have been tweeting and posting cryptic messages to Facebook, teasing that something is coming soon. That something is out, the Swim A Like Champion Video Series courtesy of the Fitter and Faster Tour presented by SwimOutlet.com.

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An Open Letter, An Open Life: Dick Shoulberg

Courtesy of Chuck Warner, author, coach, and former president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.

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Tony Tuesdays: Being in the Zone

Azevedo: “One of questions I am asked most often is how to best prepare for important games, and knowing how to get in the zone is essential. For me, “being in the zone” is playing consistently well, doing whatever it takes to win, and playing selflessly for the team.”

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