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FINIS Set of the Week: Climb the Ladder

First half of the ladder is freestyle then climbing down is IM.

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Biomechanics Study: Kicking May Bring No Benefit In Freestyle

Researchers at University of Tsukuba and the Tokyo Institute of Technology scientifically determined that kicking may bring no benefit when trying to swim freestyle faster.

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Which Comes First, the Smile or the Fast Swim?

A fast swim by either male or female swimmers will nearly always result in a big smile. It should. But which came first, the good swim or the smile?

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FINIS Set of the Week: All the Gear: Swim 4Fun

This set is designed to keep things interesting when training starts to feel stale – perfect for middle of the week workout blues.

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Fike Swim Signs U.S. National Teamer Gabby DeLoof

Pan Pacs Qualifier and newly minted U.S. National Teamer Gabby DeLoof is the newest member of a stacked team of…

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Smack Straps – A Competitive Swimmer’s Must Have For Goggle Comfort

Goggles are an essential part of all competitive swimmers equipment but often if the straps are too tight or after an extended period of wearing them they can cause “swim goggle headache”.

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The Myth of Triathlon Swimming: Swimming is Swimming

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Case Study: Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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Butterfly Worlds Collide As Ikee Joins Sjostrom In Turkey Next Month

Two of the fastest butterfliers in the world, Rikako Ikee of Japan and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, are set to train together in Turkey this fall.

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Practice Tips for Intermediate Swimmers

In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for intermediate swimmers.

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NCAA Swimmers: How to Mentally Approach the Upcoming Season

I’ve spent the past several years working with NCAA D1 swim programs, first at Florida Gulf Coast University and now…

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FINIS Set of the Week: A Paddle Kind of Fun

This set includes a variety of drills to get the most out of what the Iso paddles have to offer. The key benefit here lies in developing the various muscle groups that swimmers should be using throughout the stroke.

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