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Swim Training: Challenge The Norm of Underwater Kicking

This week, challenge yourself to branch out from the typical underwater kick set, usually involving some combination of fins and endless 25s.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Kick

Kicking can be your secret weapon if you focus on developing it. Whether it comes naturally to you or not, a strong kick will help you close your races hard.

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Cameron’s world record overlooked at British Championships

The only world record performance at the British Gas Masters Championships in Swansea was Kirstin Cameron’s 40-44 age group 1500m freestyle.

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Fitter and Faster Swim Tip: How to battle nerves before a big race

Olympic Champion Alyssa Anderson says battling nerves before your big race is very manageable if you do two simple things…

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Drills with Paddles: 5 Days of Swim Training Sets

For coaches and swimmers looking to improve timing and strength in the water, single arm drilling is a simple solution. Incorporating a single arm drill into each practice allows for technique-based drilling without sacrificing too much time on intervals.

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World’s Most Advanced Swim Workout & Training Platform To Launch at Swim.com

Swim.com launches into beta, bringing swimming one step closer to a future of constant connectivity and feedback.

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Two Secrets of College Recruiting: Shoe Size and Kicking Ability

College swim coaches are all strapped for time. Only a handful of programs have big staffs with recruiting coordinators. The rest of the coaches have to do everything themselves, maybe with help from a grad assistant.

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ISHOF Celebrates 100 Years of Water Safety – Video Feature

Swimming video feature is courtesy of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).

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How to Build a Triathlete

Elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon reveals the approach he has used to turn age-group triathletes into elite professionals and champions.

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Swim Training: How to ramp up your strength with dryland training

While there’s nothing as essential for swimming as water, there are plenty of ways you can improve your swimming performance without getting wet. For those athletes who have trouble getting to the pool as often as they might like, effective dry-land training can be a helpful fallback.

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Swim Training: How to Generate a More Powerful Catch

Building strength through swimming alone can be difficult. With proper strength training on land, and with resistance tools like stretch cords and parachutes in the water, swimmers will increase their power with each stroke.

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Swim Gear: Funky Trunks Launches Apex Performance Jammer

The APEX Performance Suits uses advanced waterproofing fabric to cut through the water.

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Swim Gear: Pace Pal clocks are perfect for swimmers to use on “test sets”

The right gear makes a huge difference in practice. What if you could carry your own portable pace clock to practice, your own personal pace clock that is also large enough to be seen from the deck or underwater in your lane?

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Mix up swim practice with the Tempo Trainer Pro and Foil Monofin

The TTP is a great way to incorporate precision into an array of otherwise routine sets. For instance, try using the TTP in conjunction with a Foil Monofin to tune into a controlled underwater kick.

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COAST program visits ADN Swim Project

COAST is a composite swimming team based on swimmers from six local clubs within Aberdeen City, Scotland. It provides a focused competitive program for the local elite swimmers, such as Jack Ness & Andrew McGovern.

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