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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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ROKA add Rebecca Soni to Athlete Roster

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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Is 2:25 The New 2:29 In The Women’s 200m Breaststroke?

2:29 has gone from average to obsolete, a 2:25 has gone from a top-ranked swim to average, and instead of swimmers gunning for under 2:25, the world is looking at the 2:20 mark as the new barrier in the women’s 200m breaststroke.

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The Swim-Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Swimmers

First we saw 10 Olympians as some of the greatest Superheroes of all time, and if you thought that was all you were going to get, think again. Check out the Avengers of Planet Swim…

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Why Olympic Swimming Champion Rebecca Soni Does Yoga (Video Feature)

Rebecca used Yoga during her career as an elite athlete eventually replacing her weight lifting program entirely with yoga.

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