“Unfortunately for the swimmers, chlorine side-effects are the worst at swim meets. Because of increased chlorine, swimmers are exposed to higher levels of chlorine during meets.”
Racing in a group of 4 teammates is the closest swimming gets to feeling like a true team sport. In order to succeed, relay members need to not only have flawless starts, but also perfect timing with their teammate’s finish.
A key ingredient of a successful underwater kick is a proper coordination between the movements of the head, chest, hips and feet. Without a balance between all movements of the body a swimmer sacrifices speed, strength and efficiency in underwater kicking.
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Swimming News courtesy of Blucore, a SwimSwam partner. Blucore, the company behind the new posture training tool, the Corsuit, has…
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All swimmers can benefit from improving their breath control—whether it helps you hold your head down in the final meters of a race or it enables you to go further underwater off each wall.
Brian Bolster, Head Coach of Osprey Aquatics, wanted to tackle the issue of Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) and succeeded spectacularly with the development of the Bolster Paddles.
Townsend is an 8-time NCAA Champion, World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian and an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400-meter Freestyle Relay at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Based on Phelps’ heroics in Beijing, here are the top 8 names for Phelps and Bowman’s next pony.
Long course season and warmer weather means fewer lanes and more swimmers in the water. When pressed for space, coaches and swimmers all-too-often sacrifice speed and turn development in workouts.
Micah Lawrence (featured image): “I’m so honored to be joining my training partners as part of Team Speedo. Ryan and Cullen have shown me what can be achieved with the brand’s backing, and I’m excited to be on board.”
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Q Swimwear wants to see what you, the swimmers, the parents, the coaches, would like to see on a swim suit.
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Whether you’re swimming for competition, fitness or fun, the first step to diving in is having the right equipment. Choosing the perfect pair of goggles for your eyes – and for your activity – is key.
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