Learn the Supine Row Hold for Your Swim Strength Program

The Supine Row Hold is an isometric exercise that is a great follow-up to the Band Bent-Over Neck Pull.

  Comment First!

5 Keys for Consistent Practices: Better Workouts, More Often

Consistency is the hallmark of great swimmers. Here are 5 tips to be consistent this season in practice.

  Comment First!

Learn the Band-Bent Over Neck Pull for Your Swim Strength Program

Today we are introducing the Band-Bent Over Neck Pull. This is a good starting point in the body weight pullup progression as it negates the effect of gravity.

  Comment First!

10 Confessions of a Washed-Up Swimmer

All good things come to an end. Here are 10 confessions of a washed-up swimmer.


Be Just a Little Bit Better in the Pool Today

Will you do the little things necessary to be just a bit better in the pool today

  Comment First!

5 Ways to Measurably Improve Your Swimming This Year

Beyond total volume, which isn’t very indicative of performance, here are 5 sneaky ways to measurably improve your swimming this season.

  1 Comment

Bill Pilczuk on How to Develop an Explosive Start

World 50m Freestyle Champion Bill Pilczuk stops by to share 4 tips for how to develop an unstoppable start.


Learn The Barbell Back Squat for Your Swim Strength Program

With the added load of the bar on your back, focus on your balance, especially on the downward movement of the squat.

  1 Comment

Learn The Medicine Ball Squat to Focus on Stability

Welcome to day 4 of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic.

  Comment First!

Shout From The Stands: Achieve Greatness One Lap at a Time

Swimmers know all too well the pain and suffering that goes along with being the best in the water.

  Comment First!

Learn The Split Squat to Focus on Lower-Extremity Stability

The split squat will target the stabilizers, as well as the major lower-extremity muscle groups.


Kettlebells for Swimmers

It’s short course season and speed in and out of the walls can win or lose a race. Explosive strength can make the difference and developing that type of strength was the goal for this kettlebell progression with Larry Arnold.

  1 Comment

The 1 Thing Every College Freshman Swimmer Needs to Know

Many swimmers will be heading to collegiate programs for the first time this year. Here is something that every freshman swimmer needs to know.


Learn The Body Weight Squat to Develop Strength

The BW Squat is an excellent introduction to squat mobility and form. Work on developing strength by increasing repetitions.


Q & A With Birthday Girl Elizabeth Beisel

Elizabeth Beisel turns 23 today and the birthday girl gives us the scoop on some of her favorite swimming memories.


Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!