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Yoga for Swimmers: Improving Your Mental Skills

People commonly see yoga as a series of physical skills that improve strength, mobility and body awareness. Yoga is also an incredible way to work on your mental skills while developing your physical abilities…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 60% Agree With Ledecky’s Decision To Turn Pro

6 out of 10 voters in our most recent poll agree with Katie Ledecky’s timing to turn pro after two collegiate seasons.

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When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To Practice

As swim parents, there may be an afternoon or early morning when our children don’t want to
go to practice.

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The Day I Quit Swimming

As most of the girls on my team know, I have a theory that if you don’t want to quit swimming at least twice a week you’re not working hard enough.

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Mental Health for Coaches: Creating an Active Lifestyle

Coaching is a demanding job and can drain your physical, mental and emotional energy. One way to restore that energy is through exercise.

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8 Swimming Milestones You Will Never Forget

Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Focusing on the Fundamentals

Yoga is an amazing supplement to a swimmer’s core training program. Like any other activity you need to have a strong foundation and focus on the fundamentals to ensure your practice is effective…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Pick Dressel’s 17.63 As Most Impressive of NCAAs

In a shocking runaway of votes, SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly picked Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 in the 50 free as the most impressive swim of men’s NCAAs. That that swim won the poll isn’t a surprise, but the winning margin might be. More than three-quarters of votes went to Dressel’s 50 – in fact, that event tallied ten times more votes than any of the other four events on the ballot.

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I Might Not Be The Best, But I’m The Most Fun

If you watched any of this year’s Winter Olympics, the name Adam Rippon probably sounds familiar.

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6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.

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6 Tips To Encourage Parent Volunteers

Swimming has more parent involvement than many other sports—especially if you have a team that relies on hosting meets for some of its budget.

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Doing The Math For Open Water Swim Racing

Swimming technique to me is an equation. S= D+P+L+T . Swimming = Depth + Power + Length + Tempo.

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Open Water Swim Sighting – Technique, Drills & Tips To Swim Straight

Your nemeses . . . . the sun, the waves, buoys too far apart or dropped by the pack; what should you do?

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Reflections At The End Of A Swim Season

I arrived home from work on Monday ready to drive the swim team carpool. Only to remember – no carpool tonight. Since early September (almost without fail) I have driven three swimmers to the pool every Monday.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Building a Yoga Practice into Your Training Plan

When implementing a yoga practice it must fit seamlessly into the overall periodization of your program…

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