Tom Shields had a breakout swim last summer at U.S. Nationals, winning the 100m and 200m butterfly events.
Practicing proper technique is arguably the #1 measure you can take to prevent or recover from an overuse injury. To avoid technique that can aggravate an injury, warm-up with 3-5 drills before every workout.
Thanks to our Pan Pacs partner, BridgeAthletic, today we featured Anthony Ervin’s 3 Favorite Exercises. This summer at US Nationals, Ervin battled a lightning fast final to win the title in the 50m freestyle.
It can be so tempting to stay up into the late hours of the night scrolling through Instagram. But in the long run, what’s more important: a girl’s Instagram post you barely know or getting the most of your training?
Here are 7 powerful ways to make the most of your swimming log.
Gary Hall Sr.: “Most swimmers swim freestyle or backstroke with their heads positioned too high, looking forward slightly as they swim through the water, or in the case of backstroke, with the head perched up.”
Turns are an incredible advantage to the athlete who can nail them. A great turn will increase your acceleration coming off the wall, giving you “easy speed” that requires no additional effort, whereas a bad turn will make you fight hard to make up for lost ground.
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No matter how in love you may be with the sport of swimming, training is not always going to be rainbows and butterflies. Here are 5 quotes to remember when tackling training…
At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Biondi had one of the most incredible performances in swimming history, winning five gold medals and breaking four World Records in the process.
The 400 IM is no easy feat and dominated by some of the most talented swimmers in the world, but Weiss knows exactly what it takes.
Can you teach speed? Larry Arnold is developing it. In this clip from a session with Phoenix Swim Club, he shows you one way he works his magic.
Tom Shields topped Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps to win the 100-meter butterfly.Shields posted a time of 52.12 seconds to earn the victory in the 16th-fastest time in the world this year.
With a time of 24.35, Vanderpool-Wallace is now tied for 3rd in the world with Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands.
Flexibility is an important part of every swimmer’s training, but it is often overlooked. Not only does flexibility improve your range of motion, but it also protects against injury. Let’s discuss a few ways you can improve your flexibility within your training to improve your athleticism in the water.