In the water, the obvious indicators of dehydration are less apparent—excessive sweating, dry mouth, overheating, etc., so it’s easy to forget to drink fluids steadily throughout practice.
Add the following exercises to your repertoire to individualize your strength program for the events that you swim. Begin by incorporating at least one or two of these stroke-specific exercises into each strength training session.
In a 50-meter pool you can’t rely as heavily on turns, underwaters, or breakouts to help you pick up easy speed along the race. We’ve got a few tips to help you be more efficient in practice and faster at the end of your races this summer.
Whether you swim under the sun every day at practice or catch some rays at one meet in the next few months, protecting your skin is critical to your health now and in the long term. Let’s discuss sun exposure and how it relates to you.
This week we’ll address the 3 short axis exercises that will help make your butterfly and breastroke both easier and faster.
Spring training involves a heavy dose of yardage paired with intense dryland. Swimmers jump head first into high-volume practices while managing soreness and fatigue from their general strength and conditioning on land. Proper recovery helps athletes stay healthy and consistent with their training year round.
When the championship meet is over—whether it’s the Olympics, NCAA’s, junior nationals, high school championships, or anything in between—swimmers need…
Foam rolling uses your bodyweight against a cylindrical foam roller to produce some of the same positive effects on your body that deep tissue or sports massages provide, at a fraction of the cost.
Spring is a fresh start for swimmers as they re-focus their training toward summer competition. Following taper, a championship meet, and a few days off from practice, however, that “re-focus” part can be difficult. Here are 5 steps to kick start your spring training…
Many swimmers find it harder to race fast in the morning for a number of reasons. Let’s discuss the 4 things you can do to gear up for a clutch morning performance, and ultimately, a dynamite finals session.
In order to reduce stiffness and feel ready to compete, you can gently move your muscles through a few stretches. Stretching boosts blood circulation to muscle tissue, helping your body exchange waste products for oxygen and nutrients.
As we near the end of the academic year, swimming is just beginning to pick up steam. Preparing for final exams and projects can be difficult when swimmers need to travel for competitions and focus on racing.
When athletes travel, external factors in the travel day can be disruptive to their meet preparation. The elite athlete takes steps to minimize any negative impact from traveling—whether or not the day goes as planned. Here are a few tips to help you travel smoothly for a competition.
There are many styles to a relay start. Power and reaction time are critical to all of them. Let’s take a look at the top 3 things you can do to sharpen your relay start.