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Why High Elbow matters in swimming

This simple element in both the catch and the recovery is entirely crucial to the efficiency of all four strokes.

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Steele Wisdom: Positives That Help Your Swim Team

Courtesy of 4-time NCAA DII Coach of the Year Bob Steele.

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How to take on the English Channel and beat it!

British swimmer, Kate Long, smashed her target for swimming the English Channel earlier this month. The 21km stretch of water between England and France forms one of the most iconic swims in the world, and only around 3000 people have ever completed it.

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5 Performance Goals Swimmers Need to Focus On

Goal setting can either be a help or a hindrance, depending upon how we go about setting our intentions…

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Swimming Gear Profile – The Adjustable Resistance Kickboard

Courtesy of Evan King HQ: Belleville, Ontario Canada Inventor: Adjustable Resistance Kickboard I swam competitively from ages 9 to 18 and…

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Top 5 Pet Peeves at the Pool

We’ve got the new Funkita collection, and we love their new print called “Occupy The Lane.” It’s the protest print for all swimmers and it got us thinking of some of those annoying problems at the pool. Image: “The new Occupy The Lane print by Funkit”

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Don’t Risk Shallow Water Blackout: Swim Smart and Safe with the Cardio Cap

Using the Cardio Cap takes the guessing game out of hypoxic training. The Cardio Cap allows for intensified hypoxic training by restricting air flow at a safer, more regulated level.

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3 Ways to Train and Compete With Intention

Just as swimmers conduct a physical warm-up just prior to a practice or competition the best prepared swimmers have also developed a comprehensive psychological or mental warm up in order to put them in the best frame of mind for a great training opportunity or peak performance.

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How to handle deadlines and the Pressure to Commit to a College

Hopefully most of you seniors are starting to feel some pressure to pick a school. Pressure can be a good thing because it means that you have options.

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Your Swimming Awards: Recycle, Donate, Keep, or Discard?

Of course you keep your most cherished awards, but what do you do about the countless colorful ribbons and medals from years and years of competing in swim meet after swim meet?

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Fame, Fortune and Michael Phelps

“While we can safely assume that USA Swimming and the State of Maryland will be holding Mr. Phelps accountable, we can also acknowledge our disappointment and anger at his behavior. Given this, we can, and should, hold the mindset of inquiry (as opposed to judgment) into the reasons behind Michael’s most recent behavior.”

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Shout From the Stands: Michael Phelps Boundaries, Finding the Edge

Contributor Markus Rogan is a 2-time Olympic medalist and former world record holder. The Austrian elite, a graduate of Stanford, is a psychotherapist in training. He shares his thoughts on Michael Phelps in the aftermath of the DUI arrest.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Streamline Dolphin Kick, Dolphin Kick Technique, Number of Kicks

Gary Hall Sr.: “What happens between the time the feet leave the wall and the breakout is the most controversial and variable part of the freestyle flip turn. It is also when the most time is either gained or lost.”

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Steele Wisdom: Givers and Takers on Swim Teams

Courtesy of 4-time NCAA DII Coach of the Year Bob Steele One of the talks I give when working with…

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