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SwimSwam Film Fest: Don’t Swim After Lunch

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this swimming animated short, this swimming video produced by Jens & Anna, titled Don’t Swim After Lunch.

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Swim 1000 Miles – Feature Video

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this swimming documentary, this swimming video produced by Miguel Endara, titled Swim 1000.

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Rice University Swimming Photo Vault

Rachel Moody, Rice University. Many thanks to James Hilton for these beautiful swimming photos.

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North Bay Aquatics Masters Swimming, Feature Video

The story of how and why a group of otherwise perfectly normal people do a hard swim workout at 5:30 AM five days a week.

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SwimSwam Film Fest: Harley

Tom Teller: “Harley is the short film I created for my Intermediate Production class at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. I’ve poured more than 200 hours into this project and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”

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Katie Ledecky 7th; Missy Franklin 9th in Eurosport’s Top 10 Athletes of 2013

Katie Ledecky (front) and Missy Franklin (back) were two of the top 10 athletes in the world in 2013, according to EuroSport.

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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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