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Swim Training: How to Gain a Balanced Underwater Kick

A key ingredient of a successful underwater kick is a proper coordination between the movements of the head, chest, hips and feet. Without a balance between all movements of the body a swimmer sacrifices speed, strength and efficiency in underwater kicking.

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Beautiful Barbados Plays Host to International Championship Swim Meets

The next Open Water event on the calendar is the Barbados Open Water Festival scheduled for November 2nd 2014 in Carlisle Bay (1.5km & 5km races) and open to all swimmers from recreational to elite.

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Race Video: Michael Phelps Wins 100 Back in 53.88, 2014 Bulldog Grand Slam

Michael Phelps is gaining steam in his career comeback, following up a great 100 fly with a 53.88 in the 100 back to win tonight.

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Blucore introduces “Gene Pool” Sponsorship Program

Swimming News courtesy of Blucore, a SwimSwam partner. Blucore, the company behind the new posture training tool, the Corsuit, has…

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Adidas Signs First American Swimmer, Allison Schmitt

Three-time Olympic gold medalist, and six-time Olympic medalist, Allison Schmitt has signed a sponsorship agreement to promote Adidas Swim, a publicist told…

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3 Ways to Improve your Breath Control

All swimmers can benefit from improving their breath control—whether it helps you hold your head down in the final meters of a race or it enables you to go further underwater off each wall.

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How to achieve Early Vertical Forearm

Brian Bolster, Head Coach of Osprey Aquatics, wanted to tackle the issue of Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) and succeeded spectacularly with the development of the Bolster Paddles.

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3-time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist Darian Townsend extends agreement with A3 Performance

Townsend is an 8-time NCAA Champion, World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian and an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400-meter Freestyle Relay at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

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The Top 7 Most Awesome Bubble Rings Videos

Swimmers blowing bubble rings should be an Olympic event!

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Inspiration and Perspective from someone late to the Michael Phelps Fan Party

My sister makes fun of me for my late-to-the-party interest in Michael Phelps. Back in 2007 – 08, when he was breaking world records, dominating the sport and eating up space on magazine covers, he barely registered with me. I don’t know how I managed such ignorant bliss; we were on the University of Michigan campus at the same time

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5 great open water swims in the U.S. for your swimming calendar

It’s that time of year up here in the northern hemisphere; summer time! With hot weather, lot’s of daylight and warmer water it’s big time open water season. With that in mind here’s some of our favorite open water swimming events.

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US National Team member Danielle Strader pursues new challenge in the pool

Danielle Strader-Bordi: “I’ve been there and have experiences at almost all levels of swimming, even at some of the highest levels. I can relate to the athletes and I know how a suit should fit and how the goggles should feel.”

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Open Letter: Air Quality From a Pool Owner’s Perspective

An open letter from Bob McCallister, Cobb County Aquatics Manager, to all owners, operators, and users of indoor pools. (Featured Image: Mountain View Aquatic Center)

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Swim Training: Got the long course blues, then shorten your 50 meter lane

Long course season and warmer weather means fewer lanes and more swimmers in the water. When pressed for space, coaches and swimmers all-too-often sacrifice speed and turn development in workouts.

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Maya Dirado, Micah Lawrence & Shannon Vreeland Sign With Speedo USA

Micah Lawrence (featured image): “I’m so honored to be joining my training partners as part of Team Speedo. Ryan and Cullen have shown me what can be achieved with the brand’s backing, and I’m excited to be on board.”

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