Training

From the ocean to the pool – masters distance open water workout

This week a few of our team here in southern California hit the cool waters of the La Jolla Cove…

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7 Favorite Things for this Holiday Season From Dolfin

Season’s greetings from Dolfin! We have compiled a list of our Favorite Things for this Holiday season. Swimmers love to receive new swimming equipment, gear, and swimwear and what better way than to get the highest quality products at the most reasonable prices on the market.

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Strapless Paddles Safer & More Effective

Swimming with large, bulky paddles puts strain on the shoulder joint and can damage or wear down the swimmer over longer intervals of training. Overuse or any incorrect stroke mechanics over thousands of repetitions is a proven recipe for injury and loss of efficiency in training.

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Coach’s Log: Auburn Awareness Set

Auburn Head Coach Brett Hawke takes us through an early season sprint set.

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Reverse Circle Swim: Why Do It?

After four years of swimming nearly every practice in a reverse circle pattern, I’ve gotten used to life on the left lane line. However, when I brought my training pattern to a new team, the first question I heard was “Why?”

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Perfect Freestyle Catch with the Agility Paddles

Courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam Partner. Featured Swimming Photo: Anthony Ervin, Olympic Champion. The Agility Paddles have been a huge success since…

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Swimming Is All In Your Head

Your head position may be a major factor keeping you from becoming the best swimmer you can be.

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Coach’s Log: Utah Sprint Workout

Utah Head Coach Joe Dykstra and his assistant Jonas Persson sit down to talk about a morning sprint set with SwimSwam’s Garrett McCaffrey.

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Strength Training for Age Group Swimmers

“An often asked question is whether strength training is safe for young athletes. According to the Mayo Clinic and many other sources, the answer is a resounding Yes! but with a few important caveats…”

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Breaststroke Efficiency with the Tempo Trainer Pro

Finding and maintaining a consistent tempo while swimming breaststroke is the cornerstone for an efficient stroke. One way to achieve this optimal stroke tempo for breaststroke is to use the Tempo Trainer Pro. (Featured Image: Anthony Ervin, Olympic Champion)

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Jon Urbanchek, legendary coach on coaching with Bowman, Salo, and Bottom

Jon Urbanchek, a legendary coach, is best known for his 22 years as Head Coach at University of Michigan, and…

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VIDEO: Tom Luchsinger talks about 200 fly win, Worlds, NBAC, Michael Phelps

Tom Luchsinger, World Championships Team Member in the 200 meter butterfly, won the 200 yard butterfly at the Minnesota Grand…

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Lessons From Legends: Coach Ray Bussard, An Independent Mind

Is your approach to competitive swimming as a coach, athlete or parent out of the mainstream? Do you think differently…outside the box? Then consider your perspective to what Coach Ray Bussard injected into the sport during his relatively short, 21-year coaching career.

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David Marsh Fantasy Camp Vine Videos and Photos, an Inside Look

The USA Swimming Foundation’s Fantasy Camp included six Olympic hosts and a full immersion experience into Olympic Training Center life.

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What is the Rebecca Soni Experience

Swim Fit LA (SFLA) is proud to announce that we will be teaming up with six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni…

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