Training

How Badly Do You Want It?

It will always be easier to not do the hard stuff required for success in the pool. Here is how to drown out that voice in order to get the things done necessary to succeed.

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XMetrics Black Friday: get your device with 30% of discount!

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FINIS Proudly Launches The Fuse Performance Technical Suit

The Fuse offers elite-level results for about 50% of the standard market price.

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7 Reasons Why Tracking Your Practices is So Powerful

Tracking your workouts is a simple, yet high yield way to get more from your swimming. Here are 7 ways to make this tool work for you this season.

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Emily Seebohm Cites Pole Dancing As One Key To Her Success

Seebohm taps into several skills to keep herself sharp headed into Rio.

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Jacco Verhaeren Listens To Legendary Coaches From Australia’s Past

Australian Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren and storied Australian coaches from the past engaged in a recent meeting of the minds.

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A Fun, Yet Crushing 20 Minute Set for Drop Dead Sprinters

Like sprinting? Here is a 20 minute splash-and-dash set that has it all for you short twitch chlorine-heads.

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SwimSwam Launches Print Magazine

SwimSwam Magazine is the exact opposite of every swimming magazine you have seen in the past.

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Bridge Athletic Building Block Series #3– Kettlebells

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by swimmers of all levels on the pooldeck. This Building Block Series requires a kettlebell (KB).

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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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