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What are the Peaks and Troughs of the Stroke Cycle?

Once we understand how important it is to obey the law of inertia in the water, how do we really know if we are?

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Retired Swimmer Loses World Record Medal in California Fires

66-year old retired American swimmer Jim McConica lost a very important piece of swimming history in the wildfires that have ravaged…

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Practice + Pancakes: Longhorn Aquatics Masters with Coach Whitney Hedgepeth (Video)

Before I visited Coach Whitney Hedgepeth, all around Austin pool decks I would hear rumblings that Whitney ran the toughest practice in town if you’re a masters swimmer

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How To Turbocharge Your Freestyle Engine

One can look at the freestyle kick as being similar to the turbocharged engine. In the 50 meter sprint, every swimmer needs to push the accelerator to the floor, maximizing the power of the kick all of the way.

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Glenn Kaye Inducted into Florida’s Broward County Sports Hall of Fame

Glenn Kaye, who coached high school in Florida for decades, and coached a club team in Ireland, has been Inducted into his native Broward County Sports Hall of Fame.

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Yoga for Swimmers – Three Poses for the Hips to Enhance Recovery

Recovery is important for swimmers at any level. The following three poses focusing on the hips will help you enhance your recovery…

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…

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5 Training Milestones That Kick a Metric Ton of Butt

Training is tough. It’s challenging. But with the grind comes a heap of awesomeness. Here are 5 awesome training milestones.

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Why Coupling Motions Boost Distance Per Stroke

Have you ever noticed that leaner men or women often swim faster than bigger, stronger men or women?

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Why dolphin kick is faster on your back

Dolphin Kick, the 5th Stroke, matters. Learn how to dolphin kick faster…on your back.

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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.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Seven Benefits of a Swimming-Specific Yoga Practice

Incorporating a yoga for swimmers practice into your training program provides several different benefits that will enhance your performance…

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Ironman World Record Holder Out After Bike Crash Days Before Race

Tim Don, world’s fastest Ironman, out for World Championships after bike crash.

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How to Ramp Up Early Season Conditioning

In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.

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