Lifestyle

Why the One Arm Backstroke Drill Matters

Two of the most important ways of getting a faster backstroke is by reducing frontal drag and by increasing propulsive power. The one arm backstroke drill accomplishes both tasks.

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2 Great Ways to Test your Breaststroke Kick

There are two simple tests to evaluate your swimmers’ mobility and potential to kick breaststroke fast. See them here…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 58% Pick The Walsh Sisters As Most Impressive Siblings

Voters picked sister combo Alex and Gretchen Walsh as the most impressive sibling duo at the Winter Junior Championships.

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10 Gifts Swimming Gives Us All Year ‘Round

Swimming is the gift that keeps on giving.

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How Roland Schoeman works Dolphin Kick with a Kickboard and Snorkel

Roland Schoeman shows us how kicking with an alignment board and snorkel can both allow the undulation the body needs in the fifth stroke while remaining as streamlined on the surface as possible.

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Mental Health for Athletes: A Yoga Practice of Non-Judgment

When athletes begin to judge themselves as harshly as they do their performances it can have a very negative affect on their mental health.

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7 Ways to Make Waking Up for AM Workouts Easier

#3 – Keep moving. Sitting down and slumping into your breakfast will only keep you in that half-asleep mode.

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4 Tips For Swim Parents About Sibling Rivalry

Do you know what happens when you have more than one swimmer in the family? One of them is bound to be faster, more talented, or more dedicated and achieve more success than their siblings.

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Best Underwater Swimming Photos of 2017

2017 was another exciting year in our sport which led to the creation of some interesting imagery.  Once again, we…

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Katinka Hosszu Sends Personalized Thank You Gift To LeBron

Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu recognizes greatness and inspiration in other sports’ athletes, including in American basketball icon Lebron James.

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7 Things Your Swim Coach Wants You to Know

Your swim coach will be teacher, counselor and friend to you over the course of your career in the pool. Here are 7 things they would like you to remember.

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SwimMom Musings: Having The Heart

My daughter is home on winter break from Davis & Elkins College,  her first semester as a student and an NCAA athlete is done. 

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets: Ledecky Sets the Curve

We’re back with swimming’s top 10 tweets!

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Rebecca Soni Explains How to Beat Pre-Race Anxiety

Have you ever battled with pre-race anxiety? Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni shares her advice on how to beat this powerful foe…

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Swimming Teens Launch Kickstarter for First Parka Made for Girls

We created the swim-brand Wotter to empower girls to stay in swimming and to raise awareness that more female swim coaches are needed to create strong role models for young girls.

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