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SwimSwam Film Fest: Swim

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this animated short, this swimming video produced by Sil van der Woerd, simply titled Swim.

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How To Improve Stroke Cycles to Predict Closing Speed

“One of the most intriguing topics in my research has been freestyle stroke pulling indices (tempo, stroke length, cycle count), and its ability to predict the closing speed of eilte swimmers.”

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Above the surface – photo vault

Closing out the end of the calendar year is a good time to look back on some of the images…

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Fitter and Faster celebrates touring over 100 cities in 2013

Fitter and Faster Olympians celebrate visiting over 100 cities in 2013. Featured Image: Fitter and Faster Olympians behind the scenes of the “Swim Like A Champion” video series production.

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#swimhacks: Wash Your FINIS Snorkel in the Dishwasher

Tera van Beilen washed her snorkel in the dishwasher tonight; try it with yours to clear out the old gunk and mold.

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How Strength Training Affects Start & Turn Performances

The best ways to improve start and turn performances are found on land simply because one can manipulate force and power variables for optimal gains in explosiveness. Plyometric training for swimmers has shown drastic improvements for swimmers. (Featured Image: Jason Lezak)

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What is the Head Strong Posture Trainer?

Have you heard of the Head Strong Posture Trainer but are not really sure what it is, what it does, and how it can make you a faster swimmer? Watch this short video and have all of your questions answered!

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How to pick a Monofin

The Monofin is a unique and specialized piece of training equipment. Here’s how to pick out the Monofin design that works for you.

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SWIMJAMS: EUGENE GODSOE COVERS “Let Her Go” BY Passenger

We’re used to seeing Eugene Godsoe in a suit, but this month he’s posted several videos to his new YouTube…

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arena, Leading Swimwear Company, Acquired By Capvis

Arena, the Italian aquatics sports brand that has become one of the biggest swimwear companies in the world, has been purchased by Capvis.

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Brooke Bennett on Comeback Trail for 2016 Olympics: Gold Medal Minute Video

Bennett was the most dominant distance swimmer from 1996-2000. She claimed gold at 16 in the 800 freestyle at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. At the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, she won gold in the 400 and 800 meter freestyle.

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How Cesar Cielo Overcame Surgery on Both Knees, Swimmer Strength

October 2012, Cesar Cielo underwent surgery on both knees. The recovery was long and arduous, robbing Cesar of a quality training. Cesar had to find a way to quickly regain his leg strength while continuing to rehabilitate his knees.

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Happy Festivus! A Workout for the Restivus.

What are you doing to celebrate Festivus on December 23? Look no further than this festive workout, sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Video: Christmas Greeting from Emmanuel College Swimming

Video is courtesy of Emmanuel College Swimming.

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Mark Spitz featured in dramatic HBO documentary

Mark Spitz, who is Jewish, became the greatest athlete on earth less than 30 years after World War II, after Nazi Germany fell.

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