Training

Coach’s Eye: New Backstroke Start Wedges Resulting in Higher Hip Height on Backstroke Start

The impact of the new backstroke start wedges was immediately clear at Winter Nationals and SC Worlds.

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Olympian Josh Davis Tests USRPT, Swims Fastest Times in Ten Years (Feature Video)

5-time Olympic medalist, Josh Davis, has been training USRPT since last year. After hearing so much debate about this training method, he decided to try it himself. Listen to his results…

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Shouts From the Stands: Reviewing Dr. Sam Freas’ Book “Sprinting II: It Takes Guts”

“One of the best!” That’s quite a statement, but that’s exactly right. Dr. Sam Freas, currently head swimming coach at…

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What Year Would You Hold The American Record In The 50 or 100 Freestyle?

Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian holds the American Record in the 100 yard free, 41.08.

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Is Hypoxic Training Good, Bad or The Wrong Terminology?

You may have heard swim coaches use the term Hypoxic Training and wondered exactly what it meant. The literal definition means to swim with fewer breaths per length and so limit the supply of oxygen to your body.

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Jeff Julian, Rose Bowl Aquatics: “Improve Your Swimming Process”

Jeff Julian, the head coach of Rose Bowl Aquatics, has some wise words about training in the above video.

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Climbing Camelback with Larry Arnold

How can any dryland make you a better swimmer? Some great minds believe that there is no direct correlation between building strength on land and increased strength in the water. For the most part, I agree. But what about coordination?

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Need a Gift Idea This Holiday? Give Your Swimmer an Elite Level Strength Program

BridgeAthletic is offering SwimSwam readers the ability to give the gift of an elite level strength program at a discount.

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20 Reasons To Be Thankful For USRPT

Indie Swimming: “With Christmas just ahead, it has caused us to reflect on things we are thankful for. With swimming being a big part of our family experience, we decided to list five things each that we appreciated about the USRPT approach to training.”

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American Records Fall, Nathan Adrian Continues Winning at AESC Pro-Am Day 4

Day 4 of the AESC Pro-Am saw more fast swimming, including a pair of American Records. Nathan Adrian also continued his fast swimming with another victory. This one in the 100 freestyle

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Olympian Josh Davis Breaks Down USRPT in a Way You Have Not Heard Before – Video

5-time Olympic Medalist, Josh Davis, breaks down your swimming career, and why USRPT works for the majority of swimmers.

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Swim Job: SwimLabs Franchise Owner

If you want to own your own business and be your own boss within the swimming community, why not do something you already know and love?

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Cody Miller Swims Lifetime Best in 100 Breaststroke to Win at AESC Pro-Am

Breaststroker Cody Miller Moved into 3rd on the all-time rankings in the 100 yard breaststroke.

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McBroom Swims 3rd-Fastest 1000 Free in History to Top Klueh at AESC Pro-Am

Three of the 20 fastest 1000 yard freestylers of all-time went lifetime bests on Thursday to kick off the AESC Pro-Am in Edmond, Oklahoma, including Michael McBroom (above).

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You Will Love to Hate Larry Arnold

Want a new approach to strength training for the new year? Check out The Larry Arnold Approach.

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