5 Reasons You Should Be Working on Your Underwater Fly Kick

Not sold on why you should invest a little more time and effort into improving your underwater fly kick? Here are 5 reasons to get on it.


The 7 Curses of Being a Talented Swimmer

If you’ve spent longer than 5 minutes on a pool deck you’ve heard a coach or parent talk about how talented a swimmer is. Here are the downsides to being labeled as such.


How to do the Back-to-Breast Turn with Gold Medalist Darian Townsend

This transition is essentially half of a backstroke turn and half of a freestyle turn.


The Swimmer’s Guide to Staying Focused During Practice

For the casual observer our sport likely seems exceedingly monotonous. Head down, swimming around the black line like a drunk goldfish.

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Rio Reflections with Olympic swimmer Maya DiRado

Olympic gold medalist and Stanford graduate Maya DiRado was an absolute sensation in the pool at the Rio Olympics.


FINIS: Train for Gold Like Brad Snyder

Over the next four years, Snyder established himself as a force to be reckoned with in para-swimming.

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8 Ways to Develop Self-Discipline for Swimmers

Self-discipline, self-control or willpower, there are numerous ways to label what it is to have the mindset and fortitude to do the things that you have to do, even when you simply don’t feel like it or feel up to it.


How to Avoid the ‘Modern Toilet Seat’ Syndrome, Backstroke/Freestlye

I call this the ‘modern toilet seat’ syndrome, because in swimming freestyle and backstroke, the hand slows down just like a modern toilet seat with a spring on it to keep it from falling down hard.

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Spectrum Aquatics Launches New Pop Up Anchor

This new Pop Up Anchor has been designed and built with the user in mind.

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Yoga for Swimmers: 3 Poses That Develop Body Awareness

One of the advantages of developing a sport-specific yoga practice is that it enhances body awareness, which in turn will improve your ability to make technical changes in the water…

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Introducing FINIS SwimEars® – Let Sound In. Keep Water Out

These revolutionary earplugs are designed to let sound in and keep water out.

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5 Habits of Mentally Tough Swimmers

Internal fortitude. The will to win. The rage to master and persevere. These words usually get tossed around when coaches discuss elite swimmers. Here are 5 habits of mentally tough swimmers.


7 Things You Should Know About Alexander Popov

One of the all-time greats, Alex Popov of Russia dominated the sprint freestyle events in the 1990’s. Here are 7 things you might not have known about the Sprint Tsar.


New Technology Takes Coach off the Pool Deck & Into the Water

AquaCam’s launch of the CoachCom waterproof transmitting system means that swimmers are never out of earshot from coaching guidance.


Swimming With Music Changes Everything

Runners can listen to music, watch TV and movies on a treadmill, change scenery every time they pick a new trail. What about swimmers?

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