Training

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Hosts Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte

The Arena Pro Swim Series will be held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center (MCAC) in Charlotte this weekend. MCAC has been known as one of those special places where fast swimming happens without a lot of glitz and glamour.

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Swim with Leila: Flip Turn Tips video

This time around, Vaziri walks viewers through the finer details of the flip turn, focusing on a tight tuck, a quick rotation and the role of your feet in producing a fast, technically sound flip turn.

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Coach’s Intel: ATOM’s Shaynah Jerrell Shares a Broken 200 Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel Shaynah Jerrell of ATOM shares a broken 200 set that she likes to use with her swimmers.

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Swimmers, Sweat, and Why You Need Electrolytes

In the water, the obvious indicators of dehydration are less apparent—excessive sweating, dry mouth, overheating, etc., so it’s easy to forget to drink fluids steadily throughout practice.

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3 Ways to Recover and Refresh Post-Season

3 Ways to recover and refresh between the short course and long course season.

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3 Exercises for Powerful Long Axis Strokes

Add the following exercises to your repertoire to individualize your strength program for the events that you swim. Begin by incorporating at least one or two of these stroke-specific exercises into each strength training session.

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Drill Video for – What All Great Breaststrokers Do (that the rest don’t)

In this video, Johns Hopkins freshman swimmer Gwynnie LaMastra demonstrates the “breaststroke connectedness” drill described in the article “What All Great Breaststrokers Do (that the rest don’t).”

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What All Great Breaststrokers Do (that the rest don’t)

The world of breaststroke has always been quirky, idiosyncratic, individualized, and just plain weird. These days, the variegation of breaststroke styles has gone wild. Here are the differing styles of elites…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin is one of the fastest swimmers on the planet. Here are 6 things you might not have known about “Missy the Missile.” #3 – She had a cameo in the movie “The Internship.” See video of the cameo here.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympian Nathan Adrian

His middle name is Ghar-jun, he appeared on MythBusters, and he’s got a street named after him in Bremerton. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about 100m freestyle Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian.

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How many yards did you swim last season?

How many drill sets did you do? What percent of your training was IM? Most competitive swimmers couldn’t tell you basic statistics about their training, but that’s not because they don’t care.

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Josh Davis National Record Celey Time Lapse Video

Davis captured two national records at USMS Springs Nationals. Mike Lewis, SwimSwam Photographer, put together a great “celey” time lapse video. See it here.

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Josh Davis Breaks USMS Record, Interviews USMS Star Matt Grevers, Hosts Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT Swim Clinic

Josh, 42 years old, dropped a 1:38.23 breaking the 200 yard free USMS Record for the 40-44 age group. (Michael Ross held the record at 1:38.94.)

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3 Steps to Maximize Your Endurance for Long Course

In a 50-meter pool you can’t rely as heavily on turns, underwaters, or breakouts to help you pick up easy speed along the race. We’ve got a few tips to help you be more efficient in practice and faster at the end of your races this summer.

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