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Swimmers Need to Bone up on Newton’s Laws of Motion

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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The Race Club Launches Triathlon Swim Camps

The Race Club is proud to announce our first triathlon swim camp specifically for Triathletes and open water swimmers.

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How to Maximize Swimming Starts with the Back Footplate

Getting off to a good start is one of the most important parts of the swimming race. The shorter the race, the more important the start becomes.

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Ramp Up Your Freestyle Kick The Race Club Way – Swim Training

The propulsive power that one derives from the freestyle kick depends on pushing a large surface area backward in the water quickly. The backward movement of the kick occurs in the down kick and depends on the strong muscles of the quadriceps and the hip flexors to drive the foot back with speed, along with the core muscles.

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Weekly Race Club Swimisodes Premiere November 5th – See Promo Video Here

Swimisodes will star Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni, Roland Schoeman, Junya Koga, Lexie Kelly and Zach Hayden with swimming techniques from Coach Gary Hall.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Streamline Dolphin Kick, Dolphin Kick Technique, Number of Kicks

Gary Hall Sr.: “What happens between the time the feet leave the wall and the breakout is the most controversial and variable part of the freestyle flip turn. It is also when the most time is either gained or lost.”

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Coaches, Swimmers and Parents: Protect your Eyes!

Once upon a time, before I became a swimming coach and instructor at The Race Club, I was an eye surgeon. In fact, I operated on about 50,000 eyes over 25 years, trying to help people see better.

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Swim Training: In Defense of Drills

Gary Hall Sr.: “Since it takes place in a medium some 800 times denser than air, swimming could arguably claim to be the most technique-sensitive sport out there.”

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How to Swim Open Water in Triathlons

Video and Photo Credit: The Race Club

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Swimmer Spearfishing Five Minutes on One Breath

Spearfishing, if you’re a swimmer and a hunter, may be the sport for you. In the video above, the Indonesian…

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Mike Bottom, Michigan Head Coach talks 2013 Big Ten and learning from other great coaches

Katrina Radke talks with Michigan Men and Women’s Head Coach, Mike Bottom. He shares how he has learned tools from…

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Sprint News 6/21/12: Singapore Olympians; Matt Ense to Depauw

Bolles’ Joseph Schooling will represent Singapore in London (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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