Masters

How to do the Backstroke Spin Drill

The backstroke spin drill is one of the most effective ways of teaching swimmers to accelerate the straight arms quickly through the recovery phase of the stroke cycle.

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Snacks for Swimmers: Timing is Important Outside of the Pool, Too

Knowing what snacks to eat and when to refuel can provide you an edge over your best time and your opponents.

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Hydrate the Healthy Way: Hydration for Swimmers

How important is hydration for swimmers and will it impact your overall athletic performance?

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Nutrition for Teenage Swimmers: How Much Protein is Right?

In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, and growth requires proper nutrition and extra calories.

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The Business Behind Swimming

Are you a swim fan? Are you an entrepreneur? Well now you can be both. Welcome to SwimLabs, the revolutionary way to blend lessons, aquatic training, and exercise, plus the sale of swim merchandise, all in a easy to maintain, state of the art location.

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Masters Swimming – Why do I coach?

I have world record holders, a professional triathlete, open water enthusiasts, loafers, workout kings, meet champs, national/world qualifiers, that list goes on and on as well. Then, there is Mama Luigi, THAT’s why I coach.

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Sparkes & Rothwell Respond to Criticism of 2016 European Masters Meet

Controversy struck the 2016 European Masters Championships, as an open letter yesterday was published directed towards British Swimming CEO David Sparkes….

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How Much Sleep Does My Body Need After My Swim Workout?

Swimming demands a significant amount of energy and exertion from the body, and one of the ideal times to recover from strenuous workouts is during a good night’s sleep.

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3 Highly Recommended Pre-Race Meals for Swimmers

What you eat right before the race is just as important, so we’ve put together some meal ideas that will keep you going throughout the day.

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15 Ways Swimmers Do It Much Better

Here are 15 reminders why our sport kicks a metric ton of butt.

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4 Types of Vitamin B12 You Need to Know About

Vitamin B12 is important for a host of reasons: it helps with cellular function, it provides your body with energy, and protects nerve and brain cells from free radical damage.

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Why Vitamin B12 Helps Your Body After a Swim Meet

After a swim meet, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is the composition and dynamics of certain vitamins and what they’re doing for your health.

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself After the Big Meet

The big meet has come and gone. Here are 6 questions to ask yourself after the weekend to get the most from your efforts so far and to move on to bigger and better things.

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How to Use Visualization to Swim Like a Boss

Top athletes use visualization to help them swim at their maximum at crunch time. Here is how to use this skill for your own swimming goals.

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Master the Dynamics of Dolphin Kick – The Vortex

Behind every swimmer moving forward is a vortex of water (wake) created by the separation of the water moving along the body (as the body moves forward).

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