Training

Coach’s Intel: Grant Holicky Shares a Distance Set

Grant Holicky shares a distance set he uses with his open water athletes, including national champion Christine Jennings.

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Don Henshaw Distance Swimming Workout

Don Henshaw conducts a top-notch–encouraging yet humbling–distance program, helping his athletes gain awareness of semantic points, including consistent pace work, tempo, and stroke count.

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3000 Meters of Butterfly – Video

Courtesy of Nicolas Vannier, a prolific producer of swimming videos.

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How to Activate Nerves for Faster Morning Swims

Many coaches have problems getting their swimmers to perform well in the mornings. The truth is if a swimmer does not perform well in preliminaries, they may not have an opportunity to compete at night.

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Coach’s Intel: Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming Shares a Set

Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming submits a base-developing set to give swimmers conditioning to build off of.

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Coach’s Intel: Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven’s Michael Solati Shares a Sprint/Anaerobic Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel, Michael Solati of the Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven shares a sprint/anaerobic set he uses with his athletes.

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Coach’s Log: Dressel’s Coach Jason Calanog

Jason Calanog (center) talks about a set he did last week with his star swimmer Caeleb Dressel (left). Photo Courtesy of Jason Calanog.

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Have You Seen Ruta’s Newest Twitter Profile Picture? Wow.

Ruta Meilutyte has a weapon that perhaps no woman in the world can match, and perhaps never before has it been more obvious just how good she is off of the blocks.

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Why Sun Yang Dominates Distance Swimming

When it comes to distance pool swimming, no male athletes will be referenced more often than Sun Yang or Grant Hackett. Sun and Hackett have displayed domination for several uncontested years on an international stage.

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Volunteers Are The Pioneers: The Top Arm Breakout

Tennessee’s 2013 Women’s NCAA Champions in the 200 Freestyle Relay – Caroline Simmons, Faith Johnson, Lindsay Gendron, Kelsey Floyd – stand out amongst the field in speed but also in technique.

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Coach’s Intel: Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh Drops Two Workouts

Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh shares two sets his athletes perform during aerobic and lactate weekly cycles.

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Portsmouth Researcher Gives a New Twist on “Breath Control”: Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue

A researcher at POrtsmouth University in the UK has found a new set of muscles for elite swimmers to focus on. (Above: Nora McCullagh)

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What To Do When You Can’t Get In The Pool

Whether it’s swimmer’s ear, a foot in a cast, stitches or a skin infection, most swimmers have been stuck on the side of the pool at some point in their career. Here are some tips to keep yourself in swim-shape until you can get back in the water.

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Eastern States Swim Clinic Registration Deadline Extended to Oct 11

The Eastern States Swim Clinic has a great lineup of Olympic swimmers and coaches, including Mike Bottom (featured image), David Marsh, Todd Schmitz, Ian Crocker and Kate Zielger.

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