Training

The Truth about Your Head Position In Swimming

Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”

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3 Steps to Faster Turns

Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.

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Jolyn Lookbook: Adventures in Maui

Photographer: Marc Gabor at marcgabor.com – Models: Xena and Raven – Lookbook Design: Jen Terry

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5 Quotes to Remember When Tackling Training

No matter how in love you may be with the sport of swimming, training is not always going to be rainbows and butterflies. Here are 5 quotes to remember when tackling training…

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Olympic icon Matt Biondi and a Movie Star Team Up For 5 Clinics and 1 Camp

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Biondi had one of the most incredible performances in swimming history, winning five gold medals and breaking four World Records in the process.

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5 Ways to Improve Your IM with Michael Weiss

The 400 IM is no easy feat and dominated by some of the most talented swimmers in the world, but Weiss knows exactly what it takes.

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Developing Speed in Dryland

Can you teach speed? Larry Arnold is developing it. In this clip from a session with Phoenix Swim Club, he shows you one way he works his magic.

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Team Arena Combines for 13 Medals at Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte

Tom Shields topped Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps to win the 100-meter butterfly.Shields posted a time of 52.12 seconds to earn the victory in the 16th-fastest time in the world this year.

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Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Sprints Her Way into the World Rankings

With a time of 24.35, Vanderpool-Wallace is now tied for 3rd in the world with Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands.

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How to Improve your Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.

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Redefine Limitations Campaign wins 2015 Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named FINIS, The Factory Agency and Director, Hans Rosenwinkel as Silver Telly Award winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their campaign titled, “Redefine Limitations” featuring Mallory Weggemann.

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3 Ways to Maintain your Strength In Swimming

Staying in better shape by maintaining your strength from one season to the next will help you manage preseason training better and set you up for a great training cycle. Let’s discuss three ways you can maintain your strength over the course of your break.

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Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Hosts Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte

The Arena Pro Swim Series will be held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center (MCAC) in Charlotte this weekend. MCAC has been known as one of those special places where fast swimming happens without a lot of glitz and glamour.

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