Training

FINIS Set of the Week: IM Sprint Set

This set is for all the stroke sprinters and IMers out there! Focusing on killer breakouts, fast legs, powerful finishes, and fine tuning a controlled speed.

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Practice + Pancakes: West Swim Club Plays Massive Game of Swimming “War”

Needless to say when there’s a possibility of racing a 50 IM, there were some great battles to be had. 

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How to Use Motivational Self-Talk to Boost Performance in the Water

Swimming performance is heavily influenced by the self-talk you use. Deploy motivational self-talk (“You got this!”) in your training environment to boost strength and endurance.

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Australians Use Unique Dryland and Testing to Improve Performance

Mitch Larkin is one of the swimmers who has been working with Tom Barton using his unique combination of physiotherapy and yoga…

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American Swimming Coaches Association Endorses Hammer Head Swim Caps

ASCA, the American Swimming Coaches Association, with members all over North America and affiliates around the world, has officially endorsed the Hammer Head® Swim Cap.

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How Swimmers Can Learn to Be More Present in the Pool

by Olivier Poirier-Leroy. Join his weekly motivational newsletter for competitive swimmers by clicking here. “Stay in the moment! Stay present!…

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Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set.

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1221 New Swim Jobs You Might Love

Do you love swimming? You might want to work in the swimming community and be a part of our big swimming family.

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Simone Describes 200 Free Practices with Katie Ledecky (Video)

Ledecky and Manuel now rank 1st and 5th, respectively, in the world this year in the 200 free.

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17 Ways to Drive Your Swim Coach Nuts

Part life coach, part instructor, and part babysitter, our swim coaches have their hands full with us swimmers. Here are 17 ways that we drive our swim coaches a little crazy.

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The Proof of Coupling Motions

I have come to believe that coupling motions are extremely important in swimming all four strokes and on the start to enhance power. I have never been able to prove that belief is correct…..until now.

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Madison Kennedy Went 24.8 Without Warm Up/Warm Down (Video)

Kennedy did not warm up or down before/after her race in prelims or finals. She only swam 2 laps (100 meters) all day, her prelims and finals swims.

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1220 New Swim Jobs You Might Love

If you don’t like the career you’re in, you might want to work in the swimming community and be a part of our big swimming family.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Jeff Poppell, Florida

After scoring just 11 points at NCAAs in 2018 (and zero the year before), the Florida Gator women are projected to score nearly 200 this year in our current Swimulator rankings, good for 8th nationwide.

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FINIS Set of the Week: Underwaters All Day

This set is all about mastering your underwaters (aka: the 5th stroke)! Primarily used with the Evo quick-tempo monofin, we’re going to focus on speed and power to maximize the time underwater.

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