Rebecca Soni

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“Achieving my dream of going below 2 minutes and 20 seconds in the 200m breaststroke really put the storybook ending on my career.”

8 Times The Fastest U.S. Swim Ever Isn’t The American Record

When is the fastest swim ever done by an American not considered the American record? There are currently 8 such swims on the books, courtesy of a unique rules anomaly.


How to Breaststroke Kick with Olympic Champion Rebecca Soni

Breaststroke kick is one of the most challenging techniques of swimming. A powerful breaststroke kick relies on having great flexibility in the hips and dorsiflexion of the ankles.

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Comparing Olympic Trials’ Top 3 Seeds From 2012 To 2016: Women’s

Current 200m backstroke world record holder Missy Franklin once again holds the top seed in the event headed into Omaha.


Ranking The World Records Heading Into Rio: Women’s Edition

Katinka Hosszu will take on one of the toughest world records on the books in Rio: the women’s 400 IM.


5 Storylines, All the Links You Need for the 2016 European Champs

James Guy will be one to watch out for at the European Championships in London.

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The Art of Breathing in Swimming

While swimming, breathing is not that simple. The questions ‘How often do we breathe?’ ‘Where do we breathe?’ or even ‘How do we breathe?’ are legitimate ones. The answers are not that obvious, either.


Why the Breaststroke Kick Speed Drill Matters

Having great speed in breaststroke kick is one of the techniques that led Olympian Rebecca Soni to gold medals in the Beijing and London Olympics.


Four Years Later: The Swimming Landscape from London to Rio, Part Two

Could the Netherlands flip the script and upset Australia in the 4×100 Freestyle relay?


Dolphin Kick Breaststroke Drill with Rebecca Soni – Video

Rebecca Soni: “Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill is one of my favorites. For me, the biggest benefit of this drill is being able to work on the timing of the stroke. The timing is the most important variable in this stroke.


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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ROKA add Rebecca Soni to Athlete Roster

Six-Time Olympic Medalist Joins World-Class Athletes in ROKA Family


Olympic Experience: Does It Really Matter?

DeSantis and the Viking take a look at the stats to determine how much past Olympic experience should weigh in toward national selection criteria.


Rebecca Soni Breaststroke Wall Kicks, 92 per 45 seconds (Video)

Stroke rate for breaststroke is quite variable, particularly for the 200. Regardless, the speed at which the legs are drawn forward and push backward to provide propulsion is critical.


Rebecca Soni: Life Outside the Pool

We recently chatted with Rebecca about life after Olympic glory, overcoming obstacles, and some of her proudest moments outside of swimming.


Yoga for Swimmers – Release Tension in Your Hips, Quads and Glutes

In this intense 20 minute Vinyasa flow yoga practice, we focus on stretching these regions of the legs that tend to be tight in swimmers. (Featured image: Rebecca Soni)