World champion backstroker Junya Koga demonstrates a backstroke swim drill, also known as 6 Kick Switch, that will help you appreciate the importance of this extreme rotation from one side to the other.
Like any other technical skill, underwater kicking, also known as the 5th Stroke, requires focus and attention in each and every workout.
It’s a difficult experience to watch your swimmer come up short of their goals and expectations in the pool. Here is a simple strategy to help your swimmer move forward.
Big, awesome goals are great, but the key to getting there lies in setting smaller, short term goals.
The BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed on the pool deck by swimmers with a basic level of dryland experience and proficiency.
Micronutrients, and Macronutrients, are key factors in how well athletes can physically and mentally perform.
Established in 1965, Pine Crest Swim Camp is one of the most recognized names in the world. Many of our camp alumni go on to have successful careers, while some of our counselors have launched their own successful coaching careers.
Two-time Olympian Mark Gangloff talks his career at Auburn, Olympic training, and coaching at Mizzou in this episode of the Ritter Sports Performance podcast.
Michael Phelps uses this technique. The dolphin kick freestyle was also used by Olympic Champion Michael Klim from Australia, in the final meters of his leadoff 100m freestyle on the relay at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo has one of the best starts in the world. In this video, she shows one drill she uses to work on those starts.
We didn’t choose the distance life, the distance life chose us; by which I mean you probably became a distance swimmer when you finished a long set, your coach looked at you funny, and the next thing you knew, you were entered in the 500 at your next meet.
Pine Crest Swim Camps are structured to meet the needs of a variety of swimmers, and they are staffed by world class coaches. Coach and camp director, Mariusz Podkoscielny, is a 2-time Olympian and former Olympic Record holder.
Find out two of World Championships silver medalist Cameron McEvoy’s favourite sets…
As you get closer to exercise, the meals and snacks you eat should get smaller, and more liquid, to prevent an upset stomach.
Early AM swim practices, while nearly universally loathed, are also a proving ground that separates the elite from the rest. Here are 6 reasons to learn to love early AM practices.