Coach’s Log

Solutions to Sore Swimmer Shoulders

Fixing injuries is more than just relieving the pain. It’s re-learning the movement.

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Catching Air: Dynamic Squat Jumps

Those swimmers who are able to carry a breathing rhythm in the water have a much better time finding easy speed in the early parts of the race and enough air for quality finishing speed at the end of races.

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Shouts from the Stands: How math can cure the “Back of the Lane Blues”

Piranhas Swim Club coach Jay Smith shares some math tips to help your swimmers get the most out of your practices.

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Swim With Leila: Backstroke kicking video

Swim coach and former National Team swimmer Leila Vaziri shares shares her weekly video, this week focusing specifically on the backstroke kick.

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Half-Season Report Card: A goal-oriented motivational idea from Executive Swim Club

The swimming “Report Card” touches on the many important factors that make for a great season.

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VIDEO: Freestyle body position walkthrough with Leila Vaziri

Current coach and former National Team swimmer Leila Vaziri shares some tips on proper freestyle body position.

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Warm Up Starts From The Ground Up

Phoenix Swim Club Strength Coach, Larry Arnold, takes you through the first 10 minutes of warm up for a Wednesday Dryland routine.

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Coach’s Intel: Islanders Aquatics and RAC Dual Out a Challenge Set

Islanders Aquatics and the Retriever Aquatic Club got together and had a challenge set recently where the winning team got the losing team’s caps. Here is how it went down.

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Fame, Fortune and Michael Phelps

“While we can safely assume that USA Swimming and the State of Maryland will be holding Mr. Phelps accountable, we can also acknowledge our disappointment and anger at his behavior. Given this, we can, and should, hold the mindset of inquiry (as opposed to judgment) into the reasons behind Michael’s most recent behavior.”

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Coach’s Intel: OU’s Shawn Kornoelje Shares a Mid-Summer Distance Set

OU’s Shawn Kornoelje shares a mid-summer’s distance set that he did with his Horizon League championship winning Golden Grizzlies.

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Coach’s Intel: MYST’s Michael Fleming’s Set That Helps Swimmers Pace Their 200 & 500

MYST’s Michael Fleming shares a set to help your swimmers pace their 200 and 500 yard swims.

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Coach’s Intel: Chris Ip Shares a Set to Keep Your Swimmers on Their Toes

LSU Tigers coach Chris Ip shares a set that will challenge your swimmer’s focus while keeping them swimming fast.

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SJACY’s Adam Ritchie Shares a Sprint Workout

In today’s Coach’s Intel Adam Ritchie, national team head coach at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden County – South Jersey Aquatic Club, shares a sprint set that his group did this May

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Getting ready for warmer water – Open Water Swimming Pool Workout

Lots of folks here in Southern California are getting geared up for the open water swimming season ahead.  The days…

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Coach’s Intel: Chris Ip from LSU Submits a Taper Menu for Sprinters

Chris Ip from LSU Tigers Swimming and Diving shares a customizable taper workout for sprinters.

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