Training

3 Reasons Why Drills Matter In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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What’s next for Reece Whitley? Q&A with Penn Charter Aquatic Club coach Crystal Coleman

We caught up with Whitley’s coach Crystal Coleman of the Penn Charter Aquatic Club to get some insights into Whitley’s training and the duo’s plans for the coming season.

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3 Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer

With summer fast approaching, proper hydration will be extremely beneficial to your training. Many athletes remember to drink fluids during practice, but may forget to hydrate outside of the pool.

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4 External Rotator Exercises to Prevent Shoulder Injuries for Swimmers

Olympian Alex Meyer shares how he keeps his shoulders healthy and strong by incorporating shoulder external rotation (ER) exercises into his dryland training workouts.

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Never Do a Swimming Drill Again!

“Doing” drills doesn’t improve stroke technique and doesn’t foster faster swimming. You need to “train” your drills.

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How to Prepare for Long Course Season

The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical.

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How to Sleep your Way to A Better Morning Swim Practice

Sleep is of paramount importance to any athlete’s training, but swimmers in particular must be able to train well in the early hours of the morning on a regular basis. Waking up at 5 a.m. (or even 4 a.m.) can throw your training off if you haven’t had enough shut-eye.

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How To Ramp Up Strength Training

Like most things in sports, doing the same exact strength training you did last season may not help you improve. To continue to get better, you need to challenge your body to learn more complex movements.

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Yoga Lesson Plan for Swimmers

How to strengthen the core, stretch the pectorals, open the shoulders, and add focus for peak performance.

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Butterfly Olympians Building Champions in Maine

Ian Crocker is a Master Clinician for the Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT Swim Clinic having taught in over 100 cities since retiring after Beijing 2008.

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Yoga for Swimmers: A Short Sequence for Shoulders

The following is a short sequence of poses that promote both greater shoulder stability and mobility…

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Swimmers Need to Bone up on Newton’s Laws of Motion

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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$23,000 USAS Funded Review of Literature on USRPT, Other Training Methods, Completed

A $23,000 project funded by USA Swiming, through managing partner the American Swim Coaches’ Association (ASCA), has been completed and…

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Yoga for Swimmers: Three Ways to Increase Shoulder Stability

Yoga can be used to not only gain more mobility within the shoulder joint, but it can be used create more ability as well…

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Tom Shields’ 3 Favorite Exercises

Tom Shields had a breakout swim last summer at U.S. Nationals, winning the 100m and 200m butterfly events.

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