Training

How to Build Stronger Freestyle Kick Mechanics

To build a better freestyle or flutter kick, one must first understand where the propulsive power of the kick is derived and how to balance the two opposing forces of propulsion and frontal drag, in order to maximize the kicking speed.

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The Sound of Swimming

McKenna Rooney is a 12-year old swimmer with the Stateline Aquatic Team in Beloit, Wisconsin. This long course season, her coach…

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What Is The One Thing You Can Do to Swim Faster This Year?

Being great in the pool isn’t about being excellent at 10 or 20 things. Usually, it boils down to figuring out what that one thing is for each swimmer.

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The Top 9 Swimming Pool Games: #3 Sharks and Minnows

Disclaimer: SwimSwam does not endorse all of these swimming pool games. Some are dangerous. Some, which are not so dangerous, will, however, enrage lifeguards and probably get you booted from your community pool.

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Freestyle Video: How to Pull Underwater

Watch 4 time Olympian Roland Schoeman, World Champion Junya Koga and Elite Marathon swimmer, Lexie Kelly led by Coach Gary Hall take it back to the basics allowing the swimmer to feel ‘drag forces’ that may often go unoticed.

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5 Things You Will Take Away From Swimming

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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8 Things to Help You Get Psyched Up

Michael Phelps (pictured above) is one, but the rest are all personal…all about you.

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Michael Phelps, Bob Bowman and Aqua Sphere Unveil MP Brand 2016 USA Racing Kit

The Patriotic-themed edition of the MP line was developed utilizing Aqua Sphere’s proprietary technology, Exo- Core, which serves as the platform to the XPRESSO racing suit, XCEED goggle, and X-O racing cap.

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35 Tips from 35 Swim Coaches

35 coaches from across North America share their favorite swimming tips.

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Michael Phelps Gold Cover Olympic Preview Issue

The one magazine you need for swimming news, in-depth data and insider information.

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3 Proven Ways to Use Self-Talk to Become a Better Swimmer

Research has shown that the self-talk we use is tied to how we end up swimming in the pool. Here is your guide to mastering this skill so that you can self-talk your way to becoming a faster swimmer.

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Watch: Franklin, Lochte And More Launch ‘Speedo Fit’ Aquatic Training

Watch Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian, and Natalie Coughlin launch Speedo Fit, a new aquatic training regimen.

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Design the Perfect Cap with SwimCapz Custom Designer on SwimSwam

SwimCapz has built an easy-to-use tool to design your own swim caps and have them delivered right to your door.

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Why Dolphin Kick Matters in Backstroke

Dolphin kick backstroke is one of the best ways to learn how to develop a fast stroke rate.

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A Berry Smoothie Recovery

Smoothies are a fan favorite among athletes, and what’s not to love; they’re super tasty, cold, refreshing, and quench your thirst.

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