Lifestyle

Yoga for Swimmers: Keys to a Safe and Effective Practice

Athletes and coaches have many questions when considering the implementation of a yoga for swimmers practice. The most important question to have answered is; how do you make a yoga practice safe and effective?

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Teen Swim Entrepreneurs Attract Olympic Backing: Only 72 Hours Left To Fund This Dream

Tune in to the IronWomen Podcast tonight to hear Teen Swimpreneurs Niki and Becca share their story and gratitude for the amazing show of support they have seen from some of the greatest swim athletes of our time. 

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Self-Compassionate Swimming

You have a big swim meet coming up, and you have a month until the meet arrives.

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Swimming Virtuoso: Developing Finger Awareness, Position & Strength

“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great – husband of Joanne Ernst, 1985 Hawaiian Ironman Champion

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Setting New Standards For Swimming Progression: Swimmers Over 45

In 1981, when I was ten years old, I swam the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.68 at the Illinois YMCA State Championship.

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Help Your Kids Get Better Every Day, In Every Way

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” is a famous positive affirmation by French psychologist and pharmacist Émile Coué, 1857-1926.

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Open Water Swim V Formation Drafting

Scientists have always debated why birds fly in a V position. It makes flight easier and takes less effort.

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A Swammer’s Story: Retirement To Doodles

An all too familiar feeling took over my legs; arms; heart. My legs ached with each motion forward, pain pulsating through them like lightning.

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Teen Swimpreneurs Niki and Becca on IronWomen Podcast This Thursday

Tune in to the nationally acclaimed IronWomen Podcast Thursday night to hear Teen Swimpreneurs Niki and Becca share their story and gratitude for the amazing show of support they have seen from some of the greatest swim athletes of our time. 

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Jamieson Becomes Laureus Ambassador

What has Kiwi Olympian Lauren Boyle been up to since retiring? Find out in Beyond the Lane Lines.

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SwimMom Musings: What Is A Teammate?

Of all the great treasures of swimming, nothing is more important or profoundly character-defining as how an athlete responds as a teammate. 

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Eat Right, Swim Faster – A Nutritional Guide

Getting your nutrition right is key for athletic success. The right meal and snack choices every day will significantly improve your performance in training and competition.

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12 Ways To Know If “You Might Be A Swimmer”

Many of you are probably familiar with Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck…” comedy routine. Enjoy this riff on it for us swimmers!

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Meditation of Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance can seem a bit counter-intuitive for athletes. This meditation is to help athlete’s begin to accept themselves fully and whole-heartedly…

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First Time Ever Lifeguard-Controlled Drone Rescues Struggling Swimmers

Helping validate the more than $430,000 investment in drone technology by the New South Wales government last December, the first reported drone rescue at sea took place just this week in Australia.

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