Like any other technical skill, underwater kicking, also known as the 5th Stroke, requires focus and attention in each and every workout.
It’s a difficult experience to watch your swimmer come up short of their goals and expectations in the pool. Here is a simple strategy to help your swimmer move forward.
You can’t always control your training environment, and you certainly cannot manipulate how tall or how big your feet and hands become, but there is something you can control about your swimming, and it still counts for quite a bit.
Big, awesome goals are great, but the key to getting there lies in setting smaller, short term goals.
The BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed on the pool deck by swimmers with a basic level of dryland experience and proficiency.
Part life coach, part instructor, and part babysitter, our swim coaches have their hands full with us swimmers. Here are 17 ways that we drive our swim coaches a little crazy.
Micronutrients, and Macronutrients, are key factors in how well athletes can physically and mentally perform.
Visualization is a proven tool you can use to swim faster in both practice and competition. Here is how to use it.
Established in 1965, Pine Crest Swim Camp is one of the most recognized names in the world. Many of our camp alumni go on to have successful careers, while some of our counselors have launched their own successful coaching careers.
Vladimir Salnikov was the greatest distance swimmer of his generation, possibly of all time. Here are 7 things you should know about the “Monster of the Waves.”
Two-time Olympian Mark Gangloff talks his career at Auburn, Olympic training, and coaching at Mizzou in this episode of the Ritter Sports Performance podcast.
Michael Phelps uses this technique. The dolphin kick freestyle was also used by Olympic Champion Michael Klim from Australia, in the final meters of his leadoff 100m freestyle on the relay at the 2000 Olympic Games.
You’ve put in the time at practice. Now it is time to put that work to use and swim out of your mind and faster than you ever have. Here is a quick field guide for mastering the environment and your performances at your next big meet.
In January 1998 a soft-spoken Bill Pilczuk shook the swimming world when he dethroned the top sprinter in the history of men’s swimming.
Here are 7 life lessons swimmers can learn from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo has one of the best starts in the world. In this video, she shows one drill she uses to work on those starts.
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