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…
Training is tough. It’s challenging. But with the grind comes a heap of awesomeness. Here are 5 awesome training milestones.
Have you ever noticed that leaner men or women often swim faster than bigger, stronger men or women?
Dolphin Kick, the 5th Stroke, matters. Learn how to dolphin kick faster…on your back.
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.
Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.
Incorporating a yoga for swimmers practice into your training program provides several different benefits that will enhance your performance…
Tim Don, world’s fastest Ironman, out for World Championships after bike crash.
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.
After performing many of studies on great and not-so-great swimmers, we have come to appreciate what the ‘desirable values’ are for the differences between peak and trough speeds in each swimming stroke cycle.
Between Phelps and Spitz was Matt Biondi, one of the greatest American swimmers of all time. Here are three things lessons that he imparted on a generation of swimmers.
The definition of inertia is the following: a body in motion wants to remain in motion, while a body at rest wants to remain at rest.
Siphiwe Baleka proposed to his girlfriend while on the podium at the FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest last weekend.
UPDATED 8/21/17 : A different swimmer, who is also competing at FINA Masters World Championships, contacted SwimSwam to inform us…
Earlier this week, FINA announced its committee appointments through 2021.