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TYR Sport Releases 2015/2016 Brand Video

Swimming video is courtesy of TYR Sport. FROM TYR SPORT: It is with great excitement that we at #TeamTYR pass along…

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Why Olympic Swimming Champion Rebecca Soni Does Yoga (Video Feature)

Rebecca used Yoga during her career as an elite athlete eventually replacing her weight lifting program entirely with yoga.

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Training in the Mediterranean with SwimMAC Team Elite at Mare Nostrum

SwimSwam got the Marsh message via email. According to the Marsh-Man, it was Olympic star Ryan Lochte in the lead of the Team Elite pack crossing the cove.

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Dryland: Running 101 with Larry Arnold

Normally, I wouldn’t go out of my way to do running for dryland but with Larry Arnold it’s much more than just running.

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Race Details: 3 Ways to Improve your Start

At the end of your season, all the training is in the bag, and you are shaved, tapered, and ready to race. Perfecting your race details, such as starts, turns, and breakouts, will give you the best shot at making finals, finishing first, or hitting a qualifying time.

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How to Maintain a Strong Core

Swimmers use their core in every part of a race—from the propulsive undulation of dolphin kicking to the quick change of direction on a turn. Maintaining a strong core is an important part of the athlete’s strength training.

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3 Reasons Why Drills Matter In Swimming

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

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What’s next for Reece Whitley? Q&A with Penn Charter Aquatic Club coach Crystal Coleman

We caught up with Whitley’s coach Crystal Coleman of the Penn Charter Aquatic Club to get some insights into Whitley’s training and the duo’s plans for the coming season.

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3 Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer

With summer fast approaching, proper hydration will be extremely beneficial to your training. Many athletes remember to drink fluids during practice, but may forget to hydrate outside of the pool.

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4 External Rotator Exercises to Prevent Shoulder Injuries for Swimmers

Olympian Alex Meyer shares how he keeps his shoulders healthy and strong by incorporating shoulder external rotation (ER) exercises into his dryland training workouts.

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Never Do a Swimming Drill Again!

“Doing” drills doesn’t improve stroke technique and doesn’t foster faster swimming. You need to “train” your drills.

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How to Prepare for Long Course Season

The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical.

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How to Sleep your Way to A Better Morning Swim Practice

Sleep is of paramount importance to any athlete’s training, but swimmers in particular must be able to train well in the early hours of the morning on a regular basis. Waking up at 5 a.m. (or even 4 a.m.) can throw your training off if you haven’t had enough shut-eye.

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How To Ramp Up Strength Training

Like most things in sports, doing the same exact strength training you did last season may not help you improve. To continue to get better, you need to challenge your body to learn more complex movements.

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Yoga Lesson Plan for Swimmers

How to strengthen the core, stretch the pectorals, open the shoulders, and add focus for peak performance.

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