Training

Simple Shoulder Exercises To Prevent Injury (Video)

The sport we love doesn’t come without its difficulties, as anyone suffering from “swimmer’s shoulder” can attest. Pain in a…

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How to Master The Back Footplate on Starts

There are two options for the track start using the back footplate, weight forward or weight backward.

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Lesley Paterson on Finishing the Season Strong

This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.

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#MotivationMonday: Cal Women In The Weight Room (Video)

Check out how the Cal Women work it out in the weight room.

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The Case For and Against Early Morning Practices

The early morning practice is a familiar part of the swimming experience. Here is why it does and doesn’t make sense for fast swimming.

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How to Recover Mentally When You Are Injured

We have all been there at some point. Training will be going , well, swimmingly, and out of the blue we will suffer an injury. Or perhaps it is that chronic injury we thought we finally had a lid on that pops back up and stings us for what feels the millionth time. In both cases, the resulting feelings are the same.

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Backstroke Tempo Starts With Your Core

It’s important to keep your core in check when swimming backstroke.

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Better Freestyle with Side Kick, Russian Number, and The Brick

Courtesy of James Fike, inventor of THE BRICK Getting faster is never just about training harder, you have to train…

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3 Open Water Sighting Tips from Chloe Sutton

2-time Olympian Chloe Sutton just created a video where she teaches open water sighting and breathing techniques for open water swimmers and triathletes.

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Leila Vaziri Water Workout: Pre-Workout Stretching (Video)

U.S. National Teamer Leila Vaziri tackles stretching in her latest swimming technique videoWant to bolster your own stretching routine with tried-and-true techniques for getting loose? This week, Vaziri Swim shows you how.

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The Key To Success: Trust Your Coach

Most of the success as a swimmer comes from how hard they train and how motivated they are to reach their goals, but a huge factor in how well you train and compete, comes from your coach.

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BridgeAthletic November Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

As the anticipation builds leading up to the US Olympic Trials in June and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, we will stoke the excitement with high performance tips and training techniques on an ongoing basis.

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Why You Aren’t Improving As Fast As You’d Like

When you aren’t seeing the results you want in the pool it’s usually because your expectations are out of whack….

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A Letter to My Swim Coach

Some of us have that great coach early on and never let them go while others find them later in their careers. Whatever the case, they end up leaving a clear footprint on who you become as the years progress.

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New FINA Interpretation Will Force Swimmers to Learn 2 Flipturns

Ryan Lochte’s attempt at innovation has permanently changed a fundamental part of a legal freestyle flipturn.

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