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Fike Swim Expands in Europe with Sport-Thieme

Fike Swim has partnered with Germany’s largest mail order retailer, Sport-Thieme, as it continues to expand its global reach. Sport-Thieme…

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MP Swim Tips by Bob Bowman: Training with Fins

MP Swim Tips by Bob Bowman – Episode Seven

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8 Questions Every Swimmer Should Ask Themselves

Olivier Poirier-Leroy has 8 questions that swimmers should ask themselves every day.

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7 Things Smart Swimmers Need to Stop Doing

Our swimming is a collection of habits, both good and bad. With that in mind, here are 7 habits that smart swimmers need to ditch.

10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate

We’ve all been there — 12 swimmers, 1 lane. Here are 10 ways to be an awesome lane-mate when lane space is at a premium.

How to do 6 Kick 3 Stroke Backstroke Drill

Practice the six kick, three stroke backstroke drill and you will see a big improvement in your backstroke speed.

Catching up with Olympic swimming legend Janet Evans

Olympian Kim Vandenberg: “As a child growing up swimming in the 1980s, Evans was a role model to me and to every swimmer I knew.”

Misty Hyman Dethrones “Madame Butterfly” at the 2000 Sydney Games

In 2000 at the Sydney Games Misty Hyman defeated hometown favorite and world record holder to capture gold in the 200m butterfly. Here is how it went down.

17 Ways You Know You Are a Distance Swimmer

The distance swimmer has their own set of struggles. Here are 17 ways you know that you are a distance swimmer.

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Bruce Hayes vs. The Albatross and the 800 Relay Glory of 1984

Before Lezak’s heroics in Beijing there was Bruce Hayes and his epic relay leg against the most dominant swimmer of the 1984 Olympics, West Germany’s Michael Gross.

3 Steps to Better Championship Preparation

Championship season is the time of year when you put even more focus into swimming your fastest. As the physical demand of training lightens, how you manage the remaining hours in your day becomes more critical.

The Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training International Association Launched

Ultra-short Race-pace Training International Association (USRPTIA) has been launched.

Matt Brown Discusses the Preparation of World Champion Ning Zetao

Matt Brown shares some of the details of World Champion Ning Zetao’s preparation for the Rio Olympics…

Yoga for Swimmers (Video) – Injury Prevention Sequence

This short sequence is designed to help prevent the most common injuries that swimmers suffer from…

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.

BridgeAthletic Building Blocks: 5 Exercises to Add Breaststroke Power

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by swimmers of all levels on the pool deck.

10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.

5 Things Most Swimmers Aren’t Ready to Do to Swim Fast

Sure, being excellent and awesome and a top athlete might look fun. But if we have spent any time around someone considered elite, we know that it requires some things that aren’t so fun, like, hard work and stuff.

Six MP Swim Tip Videos by Bob Bowman Demonstrated by Michael Phelps

Bob Bowman, head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils, hosts six MP Swim Tip videos. Demonstrated by Michael Phelps, these swimming drills build strength, improve technique and increase your feel for the water.