Training

Coach’s Intel: Michael Fleming of MYST Shares a Set to Build IM Speed

Michael Fleming of MYST shares a set to help develop IM speed, while also showing his favorite way to improve underwater dolphin work.

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Arena Celebrates U.S. National Team’s World Championship Dominance with Limited Edition National Team-Themed Suit and Full Line Racing Suit Special

“I am so excited to be able to debut this suit in Barcelona,” said U.S. National Team swimmer Megan Romano. “I take a lot of confidence in knowing that I’m wearing the fastest suit in the market, and I love the patriotism of the red, white and blue design.”

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2016 USA Swimming Pre-Olympic Camp to Be Held in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Historic San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be the “foreign” training camp for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Workout Video: Stanford Men

Footage from a Stanford Wednesday workout at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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FINIS Announces Sponsorship of Mallory Weggemann

“We are extremely lucky to have such an incredible swimmer join our team,” said FINIS President John Mix. “It would be enough if all she did were win gold medals and set world records, but this young woman is so remarkable on her own. Her drive, her will to succeed, to overcome adversity; we can all learn a lot from Mallory Weggemann.”

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Coach’s Intel: Andrew Hodgson of NTSC Shares a Kick Set to Help Close Like a Champ

Andrew Hodgson shares a set that helps athletes close like champs on the back-half of races.

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Coach’s Log: Stanford Men

Stanford Head Coach Tedd Knapp and Assistant Scott Armstrong talk about a Wednesday afternoon on the Farm.

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Breaststroke Efficiency and the Foil Monofin

Breaststroke is arguably the most difficult stroke to coach, whether your swimmers are new to the sport or have more experience. Having said that, a well executed breaststroke is a thing of beauty and is well worth the time spent perfecting it.

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Coach’s Intel: Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics Shares a Set to Help Close IM Races

Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics shares a set designed to help swimmers close out their IM races with authority.

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Tom Luchsinger, Laura Sogar to Speak at National Select Camp on Saturday

USA Swimming National Team members Tom Luchsinger and Laura Sogar (featured image) will be guest speakers at the 2013 National Select Camp on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Their appearance will last from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT at the Olympic Training Center where they will do in-water sessions and host a Q&A with the campers.

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Coach’s Log: Distance Day at Georgia

Georgia’s legendary Head Coach, Jack Bauerle takes you through a typical distance day down in Athens.

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How to use Resisted and Assisted Sprint Training in Swimming

Most sprint coaches have beliefs about resisted and assisted speed training, and most of them are consistent. Most coaches agree that both of these forms of training need to be used simultaneously in a program to achieve optimal results.

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Nick Folker Leaves Cal to Reach Bigger Audience with BridgeAthletic Fitness Tech Company

Nick Folker, co-founder of BridgeAthletic, trains NBC TV star Natalie Morales and 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin.

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Maximize Distance Per Stroke with the Freestyler Hand Paddles

Great swimmers have an element of grace and fluidity to their strokes. Even if they are exerting a great amount of effort while racing towards the wall, their technique holds strong. They know, through countless hours of repetition in training, that the easiest way to swim fast is to maintain the most efficient form possible.

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5 Ways to Make the Most of a Bad Practice

Let’s face it: having a bad meet is no fun, but the daily grind of practices is what can really bring us down. What’s the best way to deal when the going gets rough?

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