The best way to build a swimmer’s strength and power, besides dryland training, is resistance training in the water. Once a swimmer has mastered the correct technique, it is important to improve their strength and muscular endurance in order to improve. (Image courtesy of FINIS)
James Magnussen (featured image, Olympic ink) is a swimmer who does not give in. After a disappointing 2012 Olympic Games, Magnussen returned to the top of the men’s 100m free mountain, winning the 2013 FINA World Championship in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Crimson Aquatics (Andover) head coach Mike Spring shows how to make racing a learned experience with this workout. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Brigham Young University swimming head coach John Brooks shares a set to help build speed when transitioning from one stroke to the next in IM. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
In today’s Coach’s Intel, Swim Dogs head coach Mark Johnston shows you how to develop speed for your 100 yard-or-meter races.
Arena Athlete, Ruta Meilutyte, reacts with emotion after breaking the 100 meters breaststroke world record at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcleona, Spain. Almost half of all medals awarded in the pool and open water went to swimmers wearing Arena suits. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Here is a distance practice courtesy of Kyle Schack. He is the head coach & High Performance Coach at Crimson Aquatics, which is also the home of open water swimmer Olympian Alex Meyer. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Madison Kennedy keeping it fun and swimming fast. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
Platinum 2 Series Tech Suits (Image courtesy of Dolfin Swimwear)
“Caitlin is a talented and dedicated athlete, who is widely respected by teammates and coaches alike,” said Tim McCool, GM of Arena North America. “As a brand that stands for quality and speed, we are thrilled to not only add another one of the world’s fastest swimmers to our growing roster of Team USA athletes, but also to align with an ambassador who is as impressive in the water as she is out of it.” (Image courtesy of Arena)
Team SwimSpray’s masters swimmers won their category in the Trans Tahoe Relay at Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California. The team, comprised of Andrew Chadeayne (SwimSpray’s inventor), Easton Chen, Julia Peppiatt, Ming Ong, Amara Rivera, and Peter Wong (SwimSpray’s Chief Operating Officer) – finished first in the Mixed 114+ division and 33rd overall with a time of 4:13:54. (Photo courtesy SwimSpray)
The men’s 200m freestyle World Championships Preview. (Photo Credit: TIm Binning, TheSwimPictures)
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Hardcoreswim Partners with Olympian Tony Azevedo To Dive Deeply into Water Polo And Launch HardCorePolo Division
HardCoreSwim, Inc., a Southern California custom swimsuit company, has joined forces with 4-time Olympian Tony Azevedo to formally launch its HardCorePolo division, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of Water Polo by providing teams worldwide with superior custom water polo suits and water polo caps, all made in the USA. (Photo Courtesy of HardCoreSwim – Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
Open water athletes, surfers and recreational swimmers with a fear of being eaten have a new line of defense against their fears, a new shark deterent technology for wetsuits.