Opinion

5 Ways to Maximize Your Confidence

When we experience any degree of success, we learn to look for, and expect, good things to happen. You begin to feel in control of your life, and your sport. You might consider the following techniques to get you on a roll.

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Michael Andrew 2014 FINA World Cup Video Diary – 3 Feature Videos

Michael Andrew continues to gain experience and improve as a swimmer, and his film-making skills appear to be improving as well. See all three feature videos here…

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Steele Wisdom: Teamanship by Missy Franklin’s former club the Colorado Stars

Many teams request a Teamanship talk when doing camps for junior high and high school swimmers. During the presentation the team is given 10 minutes to give the TRAITS – VALUES and SKILLS they are developing and experiencing by being a team member.

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Shallow Water Blackout: An Interview with Vasa’s Rob Sleamaker

Rob Sleamaker is known in the swimming community as the founder of Vasa, Inc., the company behind the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Swim Erg, widely used around the world. Recently, Rob has been on a mission that has less to do with innovative swim training and more to do with saving lives.

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Developing a Healthy Mindset of an Athlete

In a competitive environment where grit and toughness are respected, teaching young athletes how to take care of themselves physically and mentally is critical.

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Ramp Up Your Freestyle Kick The Race Club Way – Swim Training

The propulsive power that one derives from the freestyle kick depends on pushing a large surface area backward in the water quickly. The backward movement of the kick occurs in the down kick and depends on the strong muscles of the quadriceps and the hip flexors to drive the foot back with speed, along with the core muscles.

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Breathe Like a Champion

2014 Summer Nationals is over, and SwimMAC has won a few more national titles. It’s a familiar story in swimming, but have you ever wondered what sets SwimMAC apart?

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3 Ways to Stay Healthy in Flu Season

Fall is an important time of year for swimmers as they lay down an aerobic base to build upon for the season ahead. In the midst of competitions and heavy training, athletes need to maximize their health so they can maintain consistency and perform their best.

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Two Top Tips for Age Group Swimmers and Parents

As an overly-involved swim mom for close to 15 years, I learned many lessons from our age-group years. Here are my top two tips to pass along to swimmers and parents…

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Look out for these great swimmers at the ASA Masters Championships

One of the world biggest masters events starts tomorrow in Sheffield, UK – one of the fastest short course pools on the planet. The ASA Masters champs features swimmers over 1000 swimmers from age 18 to 87, including Olympians and current national team members.

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Four Years After Fran Crippen’s Death, Remember to Smile

You have to wake up early to see a beautiful sunrise.

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Weekly Race Club Swimisodes Premiere November 5th – See Promo Video Here

Swimisodes will star Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni, Roland Schoeman, Junya Koga, Lexie Kelly and Zach Hayden with swimming techniques from Coach Gary Hall.

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Shouts From the Stands: Tim Welsh Puts Perfect Pen to Peter Daland Passing

Tim Welsh (pictured above) addresses his thoughts about the passing of Peter Daland and what the legend meant to the sport.

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4 Ways to Get In The Zone

When swimmers are asked to recall their best performances, they typically describe a feeling of effortless power, excitement, and readiness for the upcoming challenge. In Sport Psychology terms, this is known as achieving a State of Flow…

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3 ways to build leg strength in swimming

Leg strength can make or break a race – in both sprint and distance events. Here are 3 easy ways to build leg strength in the water…

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