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6 Razones leer y seguir a SwimSwam Español

En 2015 SwimSwam Español se nació para que pusieramos compartir las noticias acuáticas más importantes con el mundo hispanohablante.  Ya…

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4 Entrenamientos para Mejorar el Pataleo

Publicación original de YourSwimBook.com.  Se puede recibir consejos y correos motivacionales de Olivier Poirier-Leroy de YourSwimBook.com por suscribir aquí. Gracias a Sean Baker…

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Why you need to Max Propulsion with Coupling Motions

While nearly all of the forces that create propulsion come from the hands and feet, certain other movements we can do with will increase the amount of propulsion coming from the pull and kick. We call those coupling motions.

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How to Maximize The Fifth Stroke

The maximum propulsion occurs at the beginning of the down kick with a flick of the foot toward plantar flexion of the ankle. The more plantar flexion of the ankle, the more foot surface area is available to push backward in the water, creating propulsion.

10 Awkward Moments Swimmers Experience

Swimmers treat their team like a family, albeit a dysfunctional family. As with any close-knit group of well-meaning people, awkward moments will ensue.

How To Improve Freestyle Kicking – Video

The speed of the freestyle kick is the baseline speed for your freestyle. The higher the baseline speed (kick speed), the faster you will swim, after adding your pulling motion and body rotation.

How to Breathe in Swimming

First, I want to dispel one myth about breathing during intense exercise. In no sport does an athlete ever take a complete inhalation or expiration.

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2017 FINA World Masters Champions Set for August 7th-20th in Budapest

Official dates have been set for the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships, which will be taking place from August 7th to August 20th, 2017.

10 Words That Have a Completely Different Meaning to Swimmers

There is no doubt that swimming, like any sport, has its own specialized vocabulary. But there are also some everyday words that have a completely different meaning to swimmers.

7 Ways to Swim Fearlessly in 2016 and 2017

Is fear holding you back from achieving your potential in the pool? Here are 7 tips to swim fearlessly in 2016-2017.

Why RPM Matters in Swimming

In the sprinters’ world, RPM matters. When a swimmer goes from hip-driven to shoulder-driven, he basically changes the technique of using his hand (and arm) from an airplane wing and paddle to using it as a propeller.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Spitz

Here are ten things you didn’t know about one of the greatest swimmers in history, Mark Spitz.

5 Habits of Mentally Tough Swimmers

Internal fortitude. The will to win. The rage to master and persevere. These words usually get tossed around when coaches discuss elite swimmers. Here are 5 habits of mentally tough swimmers.

7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.

Gustavo Borges Swims 24 Second 50 LCM Free at Age of 44

Though all eyes were on the winning Brazilian team of Bruno Fratus, Joao Gomes, Henrique de Souza, and Henrique Rodrigues in…

10 things you’ll find in a swimmer’s bag

If you’ve ever made the mistake of opening a swimmer’s backpack, chances are you were treated to a nice, sweet smell of chlorine twisted with a harsh blend of mildew, goldfish and moisturizer.

The Tradition Continues: the 8th Annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic

The 8th Annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic, a unique short course meters competition, will be taking place from October 7th-9th, 2016.