Opinion

Steele Wisdom: 7 Visualization Drills for Fast Swimming

Steele’s coaching wisdom can be summed up simply: “It’s not what you do, but how you do it,” and “if it’s fun to watch, it’s fun to do”.

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6 foods to boost a swimmer’s diet

Food’s importance to a swimmer is comparable to an artist and his workshop, or a captain and his ship or a congressman and his lies: deprived of such necessities, we would fail. #2 – Wheatgrass with orange slice chaser.

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USRPT / Team Andrew Indie Swimming coming to ASCA

“As the interest in USRPT continues to grow worldwide, Team Andrew Indie Swimming has decided to provide a place for coaches interested in discussing their USRPT experience or raise questions about this approach in the ASCA Exhibit Hall, Booth 449.”

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Katinka Hosszu Proving That Swimmers Can Make Pro-Athlete Wages

In the first two stops of the 2014 FINA World Cup Series, which took place in the same week in…

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Coaches, Swimmers and Parents: Protect your Eyes!

Once upon a time, before I became a swimming coach and instructor at The Race Club, I was an eye surgeon. In fact, I operated on about 50,000 eyes over 25 years, trying to help people see better.

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The Save Your Season Solution for Injured Swimmers

How do you keep your injured swimmers in training? (Featured Image: Alex Meyer, VASA Athlete)

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Why our brains do not like red-bottomed swimming pools

In the midst of Ledecky’s dominance, Phelps’ comeback, and the rest of Pan Pacs hubbub, I ask the readers of SwimSwam: Would we all love swimming so much if the bottom of the pool were red?

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4 Reasons Why USRPT May Work for Your Swimming Career – Video Feature

Michael Andrew is a USRPT Athlete. He owns 75 National Age Group Records.

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7 Tips for Swim Parents with kids leaving for college

Your child is ready to start his/her next chapter hundreds of miles away from you. What do you have to show for the last two decades of parenthood? A scrapbook and an empty bedroom down the hall? Not to worry, your child’s college career also starts the next chapter in your life.

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Building a Foundation for Success in Swimming

One of the best resources an athlete has access to is their coach. A suggestion from Michael Klueh, a Dolfin sponsored athlete and swimmer at Club Wolverine, is to have a goal meeting with your coach.

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Time is of the Essence

Time, time time, see what’s become of me // While I looked around for my possibilities // I was so hard to please.

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The Measure of Training Intensity Through Lactate

Lactate fuels the intensity of training, supplying information of how exercises start the metabolic system process.

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College Teammates: Your Swimming Support System

When your college career is over, and all is said and done, your swimming stats aren’t what’s most important about the sport. Nobody will remember who DQ’d that last relay to lose the meet, or who set what records when. The relationships you gain from your teammates in college are one of a kind; learn to leverage and appreciate them, and your school and swimming will take care of itself.

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