Lifestyle

Why we should rotate our bodies in freestyle and backstroke

All of the elite swimmers of the world rotate their bodies along the long axis, the axis that their body is moving down the pool, while swimming freestyle and backstroke. They don’t just rotate a little bit. They rotate a lot. The question is, why?

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Susan Helmrich Takes a $500 Dive into the Snow for Cancer Research

Susan Helmrich beat cancer 3 times. What has she to fear from 5 degree temperatures and a little bit of snow?

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What To Do When Your Swimmer Is Injured

The big meet is coming up and your swimmer has been working hard and is ready. Then something unexpected happens.

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3 Meet Tips From A Retired Swimmer Turned Coach

Hours on a hot pool deck. Multiple sessions with prelims and finals. Endless heats of the 200 Free combined with some missed events, a handful of best times, and smiles (hopefully) all around.

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Phelps Among Sports Greats Headed To Phoenix Golf Open

For the 3rd time, Olympic swimming icon Michael Phelps is set to play at the Phoenix Open golf tournament kicking off in Scottsdale, Arizona at the end of the month.

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5 Tips for Swim Parents on How to Encourage Your Swimmer

I was asked recently by a new swim parent on how to motivate your swimmer. The short answer is that you cannot motivate your child. Motivation comes from within.

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Developing Internal Confidence

There’s very much a connection between the mind, the body, and our physical actions where everything is interconnected and linked to one another.

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5 Ways to Get Your Swimming Goals Back on Track

We all experience ruts and droughts with our swimming. Here are 5 ways to get things back on track.

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Mental Health for Athletes – A Meditation of Non-Judgement

Athletes are conditioned at an early age to judge just about everything about themselves, which can become unhealthy. The goal for this meditation is to bring awareness to our senses in a non-judgmental way…

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Dana Vollmer Announces Return to Competition After 2nd Child

5-time Olympic gold medalist and former 100 meter fly World Record holder Dana Vollmer has announced that next week’s Pro Swim Series stop in Austin, Texas will be her official return-to-competition meet.

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31-year-old Amanda Wetzler: Mother, Student, and NCAA Athlete

Wetzler is balancing life as a mom, student, and Millersville Marauder.

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The 8 Swim Parents You See at Your Local Swim Meets

Here are 8 swim parents that you have probably encountered at your local swim meet.

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12 Things That Happen When You Date A Swimmer

#1 – Your significant other is probably more muscular than you… Sorry. We can’t help being jacked. It just happens. You probably can’t beat us in a sit-up contest, either. But that’s ok. You could outrun us any day.

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Katie Ledecky Makes Annual Visit to Children’s National Hospital in DC

Ledecky’s celebrity is especially bright in her native Washington D.C.

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2 Questions From New Swim Parents

1- “How do I motivate my child when she’s frustrated and doesn’t see progress—and her friends are getting ribbons?”
2 – “My eight-year-old is talented but she doesn’t love swimming as much as she used to—what should I do?”

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