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FINIS partners with Tri-Dimensions to Expand Global Reach

FINIS, Inc., a worldwide leader in technical swimming development, is proud to announce that Tri-Dimensions, a Germany-based triathlon retailer, will now represent FINIS in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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SwimSwam’s Official Swim Camp Survival Guide: 7 Steps to a Sweet Summer

Swim camp can be a lot of fun, if you’re prepared. Read Gavin Cooley’s 7 tips for having a good time at this summer’s swim camp.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Five Ways to Make Yoga More Enjoyable

There are so many amazing benefits that come with a regular yoga practice, but it isn’t easy…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Work on Your Worst Stroke

We all have one. That one stroke when we hear its name, or see our name under the event, we give a great big sigh and say, “Coach, why am I doing this?”

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3 Steps to Overnight Swim Meet Recovery

From the moment finals end until prelims begin the next morning, you have the greatest opportunity to maximize your recovery. Knowing how to take control of those 12-16 hours away from the pool will help you perform at your best throughout the meet.

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How to Recover Between Races

Proper race recovery strategies maximize a swimmer’s ability to perform well in multiple races and on multiple days at a meet. These strategies are perfected throughout the year, so when the competition comes around they are an integrated and expected component of the athlete’s routine.

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4 Steps to Effective Goal Setting

As the long course season begins, it is a great time to take a look at the big picture: what do you want to accomplish in the next year and what steps can you take to get there?

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David Berkoff and Daichi Suzuki’s Underwater Duel in ‘88

Today’s backstrokers owe a lot to Vassallo, Berkoff, Suzuki and the other backstrokers who paved the way for the manner with which how the stroke is now competed.

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TYR Sport Releases 2015/2016 Brand Video

Swimming video is courtesy of TYR Sport. FROM TYR SPORT: It is with great excitement that we at #TeamTYR pass along…

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Why Olympic Swimming Champion Rebecca Soni Does Yoga (Video Feature)

Rebecca used Yoga during her career as an elite athlete eventually replacing her weight lifting program entirely with yoga.

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Training in the Mediterranean with SwimMAC Team Elite at Mare Nostrum

SwimSwam got the Marsh message via email. According to the Marsh-Man, it was Olympic star Ryan Lochte in the lead of the Team Elite pack crossing the cove.

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Dryland: Running 101 with Larry Arnold

Normally, I wouldn’t go out of my way to do running for dryland but with Larry Arnold it’s much more than just running.

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Race Details: 3 Ways to Improve your Start

At the end of your season, all the training is in the bag, and you are shaved, tapered, and ready to race. Perfecting your race details, such as starts, turns, and breakouts, will give you the best shot at making finals, finishing first, or hitting a qualifying time.

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How to Maintain a Strong Core

Swimmers use their core in every part of a race—from the propulsive undulation of dolphin kicking to the quick change of direction on a turn. Maintaining a strong core is an important part of the athlete’s strength training.

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3 Reasons Why Drills Matter In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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